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Shloka 10

In this Part, we will explore the meaning of the Tenth Shloka of Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam.

सुरेशश्शरणं शर्म विश्वरेताः प्रजाभवः ।अहस्संवत्सरो व्यालः प्रत्ययस्सर्वदर्शनः ॥ १० ॥

Sureśaśśaraṇaṃ śarma viśvaretāḥ prajābhavaḥ ।Ahassaṃvatsaro vyālaḥ pratyayassarvadarśanaḥ ॥ 10 ॥

Purport:
The Lord is the Supreme Commander who has utmost compassion for those who surrender Unto Him and He guarantees their eternal bliss. He is the root Cause for the Universe and is the Creator of all beings. He protects his devotees and He is time itself. He is also difficult to grasp by demons and He is the One on whom the devotees can rely with total confidence. He is All seeing, Omnipresent, Omniscient and ever ready to shower his grace on his devotees. Hari Om!

This Shloka contains the following 10 Namas:

  1. Sureshah
  2. Sharanam
  3. Sharma
  4. Vishvaretah
  5. Prajaabhavah
  6. Ahah
  7. Samvatsarah
  8. Vyaalah
  9. Pratyayah
  10. Sarvadarshanah

The Lord is the Supreme Commander of all Devas and hence He is Sureshah. He is Sharanam as He has utmost compassion for those who surrender Unto Him. He guarantees eternal bliss and is Sharma. He is the root cause for the Universe, so He is Vishvaretah and since He is the Creator of all beings, He is Prajabhavah.

He is luminous and radiant as Ahah. He is Samvatsara, time itself. He is Vyaalah as He is difficult to grasp by demons and He is Pratyayah, upon whom one can rely with total confidence. He is All seeing, Omnipresent, Omniscient and ever ready to shower his grace on his devotees and hence Sarvadarshanah.

Now let’s examine the meaning of the above Namas in detail.