Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hari Nama Ashtakam

Hari Nama Ashtakam

This Stotram was composed by Bhrammanandha. The composer terms the Two akshara Word "Hari"  as Sweet Aksharam ( Madhuraksharani). He says one should cultivate one's tongue to keep chanting Hari's name constantly ( Jihve Japathi Sathatham Madhraksharani). 

Just to make sure that we are not tied down toa single name Hari, He offers several names of the Lord Hari.

He Addreeses Lord Hari with different names
  • Keshava
  • Achutha
  • Mukunda
  • Govinda
  • Madhava
  • Jananrdhana
  • Narayana
  • Madhusudhana
  • Damodhara
  • Padmanabha
  • Narsimha
  • Vishnu
  • Trivikrama
  • Vaikunda Vasa
  • Vasudeva
  • Sri Rama
  • Sri Krishna

  The composer uses several adjectives to praise Lord Hari recalling many of his achievements in different Avatars such Rama, Krishna, Narsimha






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