Hari Nama Mala Sthothram

sri Maha Vishnu

Vande Vishnum bhava bhaya haram sarva lokaika naadham

Guidelines for pronunciation are in the footnotes


hari naama maalaa sthothram

govindam gokulaanandam gopaalam gopeevallabham
govardhanodharam dheeram tham vande gomathee priyam.

narayanam niraakaram nara veeram narotthamam
nrusimham naganaatham tham vande narakaanthakam.

peethambaram padmanaabham padamaaksham purushotthamam
pavithram paramaanandam tham vande parameshvaram.

raaghavam raamachandram cha raavanaarim ramaapathim
rajeevalochanam raamam tham vande raghu nandanam.

vaamanam visvaroopam vaasudevam cha vittalam
visveshvaram vibhum vyaasam (vishnunyaasam) tham vande veda (deva) vallabham.

daamodaram divyasimham dayaalum deena naayakam
daithyaarim devadevesam cha tham vande devakeeutham.

muraarim maadhavam mathsyam mukundam mushti mardhanam
munjakesam mahaa bahum tham vande madhu suudhanam.

kesavam kamalaa kantham kamesam kausthubha priyam
kaumodakidharam krishnam tham vande kouravaanthakam.

bhuudharam bhuvanaanandam bhuuthesam bhuutha naayakam
bhavanaikam bhujangesham tham vande bhava naashanam.

janaardhanam jagannatham jagajjadhya vinasakam
jamadagnim paramjyothistham vande jalashayinam.

chathurbhujam chidaanandam chanuura malla mardhanam
charaachara gurum devam tham vande chakrapaaninam.

sriyahkaram sriyonaadham sreedharam sreevaraprdam
sreevatsaladharam saumyam tham vande sri sureshvaram.

yogeesvaram yagnapathim yasodaananda daayakam
yamunaa jala kallolam tham vande yadunaayakam.

salagraama silaa shuddham shankka chakropa shobhitham
suraasuraissada-sevyam tham vande saadhu vallabham.

thrivikramam thapomurthim thrividhaghaugha nashanam
tristhalam theertha rajendram tham vande thulaseepriyam.

ananthamaadi purusha machyuthm cha vara pradam
aanandam cha sadaanandam tham vande chaaghanaashanam.

leelaya dhruthabhuubhaaram loka sathvaika vanditham
lokesvaram cha shree kaantham tham vande lakshamana priyam.

harim ch harinaaksham cha harinaadham hari priyam
halaayudha sahaayam cha tham vande hanumathpathim.

harinama krutha malaa pavithraapapanasinee
bali raajendrena choktha kanttedhaaryaa prayathnathah.

ithi balirajendroktham harinamamaalaa sthothram


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Guidelines to pronunciation: Sanskrit is essentially a language of sounds and sound vibrations. The efficacy of Sanskrit prayers depends upon the vibrations that are produced during chanting. It is difficult to transliterate Sanskrit words into English with full justification to the original sounds. In the above stated transliteration we followed a simple approach to make it easier even for those who are not familiar with English or Sanskrit. Wherever you find repeat vowels (aa, uu, ee) please stretch the vowel sound (for ex., aa as in vast or path, uu as in cool or root, ee as in eel or feel). Similarly, "ai" should be pronounced as in gait, fight, or tight. Th should be pronounced as in think or thick, but when t alone is used, it should be pronounced as in two, top or tip.