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Vishnu Bhakti:

Sri Vishnu Sri Ranganatha Sri Venkateswara
Stotras of Sri Vishnu:

Kayena Vaca Manasendriyairvaa (Mukundamala and SB 11.2.36)
- कायेन वाचा मनसेन्द्रियैर्वा बुद्ध्यात्मना वा प्रकृतिस्वभावात्
- Surrendering the Fruits of Works to Lord Vishnu
Meghashyamam Pita Kausheya Vaasam
- मेघश्यामं पीतकौशेयवासं
- Meditation on the Divine Form of Lord Vishnu
Om Apavitrah Pavitro Va
- ॐ अपवित्रः पवित्रो वा
- Meditation on Lord Vishnu for Self-Purification
Ranganathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
- रङ्गनाथाष्टकम् - आनन्दरूपे निजबोधरूपे ब्रह्मस्वरूपे श्रुतिमूर्तिरूपे
- Meditation on Sri Ranganatha
Sashankhachakram Sa Kirita Kundalam
- सशङ्खचक्रं सकिरीटकुण्डलं सपीतवस्त्रं सरसीरुहेक्षणम्
- Meditation on the Divine Form of Lord Vishnu
Shantakaram Bhujagasayanam
- शान्ताकारं भुजगशयनं पद्मनाभं सुरेशं
- Meditation on the Divine Form of Lord Vishnu
Shuklambaradharam Vishnum
- शुक्लाम्बरधरं विष्णुं शशिवर्णं चतुर्भुजम्
- Meditation on Sri Vishwaksena
Swayam Vyakta Sthalams
- स्वयं व्यक्त स्थलम् - आद्यं रङ्गमिति
- Meditation on the 8 Swayam Vyakta Sthalams of Lord Vishnu
Venkatesa Suprabhatam
- श्रीवेङ्कटेश सुप्रभातम् - कौसल्या सुप्रजा राम पूर्वासन्ध्या प्रवर्तते
- Meditation on Sri Venkateswara in the early morning
Divya Desam Namavali
- दिव्य देशम्
- Meditation on the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu
Om Namo Narayanaya Japa
- ॐ नमो नारायणाय जप
- Om Namo Narayanaya Mantra Japa
Om Jai Jagadish Hare Aarti
- ॐ जय जगदीश हरे
- Om Jai Jagadish Hare Aarti


Form of Sri Vishnu: (Form)

Lord Vishnuशान्ताकारम् (Shaanta-[A]akaaram) Who has a Serene Appearance
भुजगशयनम् (Bhujaga-Shayanam) Who lies on the bed of Serpent
पद्मनाभम् (Padma-Naabham) From Whose Navel springs up a Lotus (on which Lord Brahma abides)
सुरेशम् (Sure[a-Ii]sham) Who (presides over the elements) as the Lord of the Devas
विश्वाधारम् (Vishva-[A]adhaaram) Who is the Substratum of the whole Universe (as Consciousness)
गगनसदृशम् (Gagana-Sadrsham) Who is boundless and infinite like the Sky (Chidakasha)
मेघवर्णम् (Megha-Varnnam) Whose form is bluish in Colour like the Clouds
शुभाङ्गम् (Shubha-Anggam) Whose form radiates Auspiciousness
कमलनयनम् (Kamala-Nayanam) Whose Eyes are beautiful like Lotus
सशङ्खचक्रम् (Sa-Shangkha-Cakram) Who holds the Shankha (Conch) and Chakra (Discus) on his hands
सकिरीटकुण्डलम् (Sa-Kiriitta-Kunnddalam) Who is adorned with Diadem and Ear-Rings
सपीतवस्त्रम् (Sa-Piita-Vastram) Who is decorated with Yellow Garments
सहारवक्षस्स्थलशोभिकौस्तुभम् (Sa-Haara-Vakssas-Sthala-Shobhi-Kaustubham) Whose Chest is adorned with a Garland with the (Radiant) Kaustubha Gem
श्रीवत्साङ्कम् (Shriivatsa-Angkam) Who has the mark of Srivatsa on his Chest


Deeds of Sri Vishnu: (Deeds)

Deeds of Sri Vishnu (Incarnations from Srimad Bhagavatam)


Incarnations of Sri Vishnu: (Incarnations)

Dasavataras: Matsya - Kurma - Varaha - Narasimha - Vamana - Parashurama - Rama - Krishna - Buddha - Kalki

Bhagavata Incarnations: Kumaras - Varaha - Narada - Nara & Narayana - Kapila - Dattatreya - Yajna - Rishabha - Prithu - Matsya - Kurma - Dhanvantari - Mohini - Narasimha - Vamana - Parashurama - Vyasa - Rama - Balarama - Krishna - Buddha - Kalki
- Hayagriva - Gajendra Moksham


Scriptures of Sri Vishnu: (Scriptures)

• Vishnu Purana
Srimad Bhagavatam
• Padma Purana
Skanda Purana - Badarikashrama Mahatmya
Skanda Purana - Venkatachala Mahatmya
• Matsya Purana
• Kurma Purana
• Varaha Purana
• Narasimha Purana
• Vamana Purana
Valmiki Ramayana
• Garuda Purana
• Divya Prabandhas


Devotees of Sri Vishnu: (Devotees)

The Alvars Sri Ramanujacharya

From Puranas:
• Dhruva
• Prahlada

Saints:

Alvars (6th - 9th century): Alvars (literally meaning those immersed in God) were poet-saints of Tamil Nadu whose lives embodied ecstatic devotion towards Lord Vishnu. They sang divine hymns praising the 108 sacred shrines of Lord Vishnu which are called the Divya Desams. The collection of their divine hymns are known as the Divya Prabandha. The 12 Alvars are:

[1. Poigai Alvar] - [2. Bhoothath Alvar] - [3. Peyalvar] - [4. Thirumalisai Alvar] - [5. Thondaradippodi Alvar] - [6. Thirumangai Alvar] - [7. Thiruppan Alvar] - [8. Periyalvar] - [9. Andal] - [10. Nammalvar] - [11. Madhurakavi Alvar] - [12. Kulashekhara Alvar]

• Ramanujacharya
• Vedanta Desika


Pilgrimages of Sri Vishnu: (Pilgrimages)

Swayam Vyakta Kshetras:
8 sacred places where Sri Vishnu is said to be self-manifested.

1. Srirangam (Tiruchirappalli district, Tamil Nadu)
2. Srimushnam (Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu)
3. Venkatadri (Tirumala) (Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh)
4. Salagrama (Muktinath) (Mustang district, Nepal)
5. Naimisha (Naimisharanya) (Sitapur district, Uttar Pradesh)
6. Toyadri (Thiruneermalai) (Chennai district, Tamil Nadu)
7. Pushkara (Ajmer district, Rajasthan)
8. Nara Narayana Ashrama (Badrinath) (Chamoli district, Uttarakhand)


Divya Desams:
108 sacred shrines of Sri Vishnu praised by the Alvars.

1. Chola Naadu Divya Desams (40): (Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore districts, Tamil Nadu):
(1. Thiruvaragam) - (2. Thirukozhi) - (3. Thirukarambanur) - (4. Thiruvellarai) - (5. Thiru Anbil) - (6. Thirupernagar) - (7. Thirukandiyur) - (8. Thirukudalur) - (9. Thirukavithalam) - (10. Thirupullam Bhutangudi) - (11. Thiru Aadanur) - (12. Thirukudanthai) - (13. Thiruvinnagar) - (14. Thirunaraiyur) - (15. Thirucherai) - (16. Thirukannamangai) - (17. Thirukannapuram) - (18. Thirukannangudi) - (19. Thirunagai) - (20. Thiruthanjai Mamani Koyil) - (21. Thirunandipura Vinnagaram) - (22. Thiruvelliyankudi) - (23. Thiruvazhundur) - (24. Thirusirupuliyur) - (25. Thiruthalaisanga Nanmadiyam) - (26. Thiru Indhalur) - (27. Thirukavalampadi) - (28. Thirukazhi Seerama Vinnagaram) - (29. Thiruvarimeya Vinnagaram) - (30. Thiruvan Purushothamam) - (31. Thirusemponsei Koyil) - (32. Thirumanimada Koyil) - (33. Thiruvaikuntha Vinnagaram) - (34. Thiruvali Thirunagari) - (35. Thirudevanar Thogai) - (36. Thiruthetriyambalam) - (37. Thirumanikoodam) - (38. Thiruvellakulam) - (39. Thiruparthanpalli) - (40. Thiruchitrakutam)

2. Nada Naadu Divya Desams (2): (Cuddalore, Viluppuram districts, Tamil Nadu):
(41. Thiruvahindrapuram) - (42. Thirukovalur)

3. Thondai Naadu Divya Desams (22): (Kanchipuram, Chennai, Tiruvallur, Vellore districts, Tamil Nadu):
(43. Thirukachi Athigiri) - (44. Thiru Ashtabhuyakaram) - (45. Thiruthanka) - (46. Thiruvelukkai) - (47. Thiruneeragam) - (48. Thirupadagam) - (49. Thirunilathingal Thundam) - (50. Thiru Ooragam) - (51. Thiruvehka) - (52. Thirukaragam) - (53. Thirukarvanam) - (54. Thirukalvanur) - (55. Thirupavalavannam) - (56. Thiruparameswara Vinnagaram) - (57. Thiruputkuzhi) - (58. Thiruninravur) - (59. Thiru Evvul) - (60. Thiruvallikkeni) - (61. Thiruneermalai) - (62. Thiru Idaventhai) - (63. Thirukadalmallai) - (64. Thirukadigai)

4. Vada Naadu Divya Desams (11): (Ayodhya, Sitapur, Mathura districts, Uttar Pradesh) (Chamoli, Tehri Garhwal districts, Uttarakhand) (Mustang district, Nepal) (Devbhumi Dwarka district, Gujarat) (Kurnool, Chittoor districts, Andhra Pradesh):
(65. Thiru Ayodhi) - (66. Thiru Naimisaranyam) - (67. Thirupirudhi) - (68. Thirukandamennum Katinagar) - (69. Thiruvadariyasramam) - (70. Thirusalagramam) - (71. Thiruvadamathurai) - (72. Thiruvaipadi) - (73. Thiru Dwarakai) - (74. Thiru Singavelkundram) - (75. Thiruvenkatam)

5. Malai Naadu Divya Desams (13): (Malappuram, Palakkad, Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Thiruvananthapuram districts, Kerala) (Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu):
(76. Thirunavay) - (77. Thiruvithuvakodu) - (78. Thirukatkarai) - (79. Thirumoozhikalam) - (80. Thiruvallavaz) - (81. Thirukadithanam) - (82. Thiruchengundrur) - (83. Thirupuliyur) - (84. Thiruvaranmalai) - (85. Thiruvanvandoor) - (86. Thiruvananthapuram) - (87. Thiruvattaru) - (88. Thiruvanparisaram)

6. Pandya Naadu Divya Desams (18): (Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram districts, Tamil Nadu):
(89. Thirukurungudi) - (90. Thirusireevaramangai) - (91. Thiruvaikuntam) - (92. Thiruvaragunamangai) - (93. Thirupulingudi) - (94. Thirutholai Villimangalam) - (95. Thirukulandai) - (96. Thirukolur) - (97. Thiruperai) - (98. Thirukurugur) - (99. Thiruvilliputtur) - (100. Thiruthangal) - (101. Thirukoodal) - (102. Thirumaliruncholai) - (103. Thirumogur) - (104. Thirukottiyur) - (105. Thirupullani) - (106. Thirumeiyyam)

7. Thiru Naadu Divya Desams (2): (Celestial Abode)
(107. Thiruparkadal) - (108. Thiruparamapadam)


Other Vishnu Pilgrimages:

1. Charbhujaji (Rajsamand district, Rajasthan)
2. Shamlaji (Aravalli district, Gujarat)
3. Melkote (Mandya district, Karnataka)
4. Srirangapatna (Mandya district, Karnataka)
5. Tripunithura (Ernakulam district, Kerala)
6. Varkala (Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala)


Festivals of Sri Vishnu: (Festivals)

Bhadrapada Masa (Aug-Sep) Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi: Ananta Chaturdashi
Agrahayana Masa (Nov-Dec) Shukla Paksha Ekadashi: Vaikuntha Ekadashi


Trees associated with Sri Vishnu: (Trees)

Sri Vishnu Trees: Trees and flowers associated with Sri Vishnu




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