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- Anish (Supreme)
- Achintya (Incomprehensible, beyond understanding, also interpreted as remover of all worries from devotees)
- Achyutha (infallible)
- Akshaj (synonym for Lord Vishnu)
- Amar (immortal, deathless, son of Aum)
- Ananta (endless, eternal, infinite)
- Anirudha (the one that cannot be stopped)
- Balaji (another name of Vishnu)
- Damodara (having a rope (dama) around his belly (udara): a name of Krishna)
- Govinda (protector of the cows & Brahmins; master of the senses: a name of Krishna)
- Hari (one who takes away)
- Hayagriva (Horse-necked)
- Jagannatha (Owner/Ruler of the world/universe)
- Janardana (One who is worshiped by people for Wealth)
- Keshava (slayer of Keshi, having long or much or handsome hair, from Atharvaveda viii, 6, 23)
- Krishna (born during the third epoch or yuga, his deeds range from cow protection (go rakshya) to absolving the earth of load of sins)
- Madhava (relating to the season of spring)
- Madhusudana (he who destroyed the demon called Madhu-Kaitabh)
- Narayana (said to mean "he who is the abode of nar
(= ether)", i.e., the whole universe's shelter. Also means "The supreme
Man who is the foundation of all men". Another meaning is "He who lays
in the water".
- Padmanabha (lotus-naveled one, from whose navel sprang the lotus which contained Brahma, who created the universe)
- Parthasarathy (Charioteer of Arjuna/Partha)
- Perumal Name he is known in Tamil
- ThirumaalName he is known in Tamil
- Maalavan Name he is known in Tamil
- Purushottama – The Supreme Eternal Being
- Ram (born during the second epoch or Yuga, his deeds primarily established the ideal living principles for a man)
- Hrishikesh (Lord of the senses or Lord within the heart; "hri" root meaning the heart)
- Satyanarayana (a combination of satya and Narayana meaning 'protector of truth')
- Shikhandee: He who wears a peacock feather.
- Suryanarayan (the one who destroys the evil/sins and who comforts us) described in Vishnu kautuvam.
- Sridhara (consort of Sri = Laxmi or Ultimate wealth)
- Sriman (the pride of Shri or Lakshmi); Often Sriman is combined with the name, Narayana, to form a compound word, Sriman Narayana.
- Srinivasa (the abode of Shri) (also specifically referring to his form in the temple at Tirupati). Also the form of Vishnu at Tirupati is well known as Venkateswara.
- Trivikrama (Conqueror of the three worlds, as in Vamana avatara).
- Vishal (Immense, The Unstoppable One).
- Vamana (dwarfish, small or short in stature, a dwarf brahmana)
- Vasudeva ( "All-Pervading god", with the long vowel A; it also means "the son of Vasudeva", i.e. Krishna)
- Shree-esh (One who has Shree or Lakshmi as his consort / Husband of Goddess Lakshmi).
- Guruvayurappan Lord of Guruvayur (Temple made by Guru (Brihaspati) & Vayu deva)
is the south eastern name of Vishnu. The word juggernaut has its origin
from this name of Vishnu (The Jagannatha temple is in Puri, Orissa
where every year there is a festival in which huge chariots are drawn
through the city. These chariots are the vahana (vehicle) for the 3 main
gods of this temple – Jagannatha, Balabhadra (Jagannath's brother) and
Subhadra (Jagannatha's sister). Hundreds of men are needed to pull each
of these chariots. When they start moving, they keep moving and are
difficult to stop. That is the idea behind the word juggernaut which
means something huge that cannot be stopped.)
- Sohama means the most intelligent, it is strongest form of Vishnu with a thousand brains and hands
According to the Siddhartha-samhita there are twenty-four forms of Lord Vishnu. The twenty-four forms are
Sourish comes from the Indian word which means, "Lord Vishnu
Vishnu has a very large number of names and followers that are collected in the Vishnu sahasranama ("Vishnu's thousand names") from within the larger work Mahabharata. The character Bhishma recites the names before Krishna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, praising him (Vishnu) as the supreme god. These Sahasranama are regarded as the essence of all Vedas by followers of Vaishnavism, who believe sincere chanting of Vishnu Sahasranama results in spiritual well-being and a greater awareness of God.
The names are generally derived from the anantakalyanagunas (meaning: infinite auspicious attributes).