Vishnu Sahasranama, one of the most popular litanies in Hinduism, finds a place in the ‘Anusanika Parva’ of the Mahabharata . This litany consisting of 149 verses set in anustup metre could be divided into three parts. The first 13 verses constitute the introduction commonly chanted as stotram
Vishnu sahasranam contains one thousand names of Lord Vishnu. After the epic war of Kurukshetra, Bhishma-famously known as Gangaputra or Devratha-was lying on the bed of the arrows. Ganga’s son Bhishma was well aware of the effects Vishnu Sahasranama has on the one who chants it. On his deathbed, he gave Vishnu Sahasranama to Yudhishthir—the eldest of all five Pandavas
We can chant Vishnu Sahasranama every day. But if every day is difficult, then try chanting it, every Wednesday and Thursday.
Chanting the Vishnu Sahasranama calms down the mind and sharpens focus in life. Reading every name of Lord Vishnu helps you boost inner energies which further increases focus. This helps in meditation. It also helps overcome the doshas that result from the poor positioning of the planets in one’s birth chart. Regular chanting of the Vishnu Sahasranamam can bring good luck and fortune to the household. It helps overcome financial difficulties and poor economic conditions.