The supreme being of Vaishnavism, Vishnu is known as the preserver in the Hindu triad, Trimurti. The Trimurti includes Bramha, Shiva and Vishnu. Lord Vishnu has 108 forms in Padma Puranas and 1000 in the Anushasana Parva in Mahabharata. He is considered to take different forms in order to preserve and protect spiritual principles whenever there is a presence of harmful agents in the world.
The most well-known forms of Lord Vishnu are Ram and Krishna. According to mythology, Vishnu has taken ten incarnations to protect the Earth from evil.
Also considered to be residing in the direction of the “Makara Rashi” (also known as the Capricorn constellation), Vishnu’s eye is supposed to be situated at the southern celestial pole.
A common depiction of Lord Vishnu in his reincarnations is in pale blue colored skin and four arms. In his lower right hand, he holds a “Padma” (a lotus) and in the left, the “Kaumodaki Gada”, the mace. In his upper right hand, he holds a Panchajanya shankh, (a conch) and in the left, the Sudarshan Chakra.
The eagle, Garuda, is Vishnu’s mount.
Apart from the hundreds of propitious qualities, there are six main entities or “divine glories”:
- Being Omniscient or “Jnana”. The ability to be present in all places and things.
- Having Sovereignty or “Aishwarya”. The presence of ruling power.
- Containing Power or Energy, or “Shakti”. The ability to ward off negative forces.
- Having Strength or “Bala”. To have a strong will despite obstacles and fatigue.
- To attain the status of the Supreme Being, or “Virya”. To be courageous to face dharma.
- To withhold self-sufficiency, or “Tejas”. To portray splendor and overcome everything by spiritual means.
Here are some of the most powerful Lord Vishnu mantras that can bring a lot of positive results to your life.
Lord Vishnu Mantra 1
शुक्लाम्बरधरं विष्णुं शशिवर्णं चतुर्भुजम् ।
प्रसन्नवदनं ध्यायेत् सर्वविघ्नोपशान्तये ॥
Sukla-Ambara-Dharam Vissnnum Shashi-Varnnam Catur-Bhujam |
Prasanna-Vadanam Dhyaayet Sarva-Vighno[a-U]pashaantaye ||
Benefits – This powerful mantra of Lord Vishnu wards off all the negative energies and bless the individual with good luck, wealth, and success in all aspects of life.
Lord Vishnu Mantra
कायेन वाचा मनसेन्द्रियैर्वा ।
बुद्ध्यात्मना वा प्रकृतिस्वभावात् ।
करोमि यद्यत्सकलं परस्मै ।
नारायणयेति समर्पयामि ॥ (i)
कायेन वाचा मनसेन्द्रियैर्वा
बुद्ध्यात्मना वानुसृतस्वभावात् ।
करोति यद्यत्सकलं परस्मै
नारायणयेति समर्पयेत्तत् ॥ (ii)
Kaayena Vaacaa Manase[a-I]ndriyairvaa
Buddhy[i]-Aatmanaa Vaa Prakrteh Svabhaavaat |
Karomi Yad-Yat-Sakalam Parasmai
Naaraayannayeti Samarpayaami || (i)
Kaayena Vaacaa Manase[a-I]ndriyairvaa
Buddhy[i]-Aatmanaa Va-Anusrta-Svabhaavaat |
Karoti Yad-Yat-Sakalam Parasmai
Naaraayannayeti Samarpayet-Tat || (ii)
Benefits – Regular chanting of this powerful Lord Vishnu mantra frees the person from karmic deeds done by the individual in the conscious or unconscious state of mind. This Vishnu Mantra takes the individual towards the enlightenment, keeping mind stress free.
Lord Vishnu Shantakaram Mantra
शान्ताकारं भुजगशयनं पद्मनाभं सुरेशं
विश्वाधारं गगनसदृशं मेघवर्ण शुभाङ्गम् ।
लक्ष्मीकान्तं कमलनयनं योगिभिर्ध्यानगम्यम्
वन्दे विष्णुं भवभयहरं सर्वलोकैकनाथम् ॥
Shaanta-Aakaaram Bhujaga-Shayanam Padma-Naabham Sura-Iisham
Vishva-Aadhaaram Gagana-Sadrsham Megha-Varnna Shubha-Anggam|
Lakssmii-Kaantam Kamala-Nayanam Yogibhir-Dhyaana-Gamyam
Vande Vissnnum Bhava-Bhaya-Haram Sarva-Loka-Eka-Naatham ||
Benefits- Chanting this powerful Lord Vishnu mantra regularly can make you fearless and mentally strong.
The other important mantras to please Lord Vishnu are as follows :
Mukti (Liberation) Mantra
ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
Benefit: Regular chanting of this Mantra develops kindness, compassion and love within and helps the person to overcome life challenges.
Narayana Mantra – Vishnu Mool Mantra
ॐ नमो नारायण
Om Namo Narayanaya
Benefit: Chanting this powerful Mantra connects you to Lord Vishnu and releases you from any physical and material attachments. The person becomes fearless.
Recommended Read: Vishnu Sahasranamam with lyrics. A must-read for every devotee.
Sri Lord Vishnu Mantra
त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव ।
त्वमेव विद्या द्रविणम् त्वमेव त्वमेव सर्वम् मम देव देव ॥
Tvameva Maataa Ca Pitaa Tvameva Tvameva Bandhush-Ca Sakhaa Tvam-Eva
Tvameva Viidyaa Dravinnam Tvam-Eva Tvameva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva
Benefit: Gain the concentration power from Lord Vishnu and keep your mind in control by reciting this mantra regularly.