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Shloka 11

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

श्लोक 11.
अजस्सर्वॆश्वरः सिद्धः सिद्धिः सर्वादिरच्युतः ।
वृषा कपिरमॆयात्मा सर्वयॊग विनिसृतः ॥  ११ ॥

Stanza 11.
Ajaḥ Sarveśvaraḥ Siddhaḥ Siddhiḥ Sarvādiracyutaḥ |
Vṛṣākapirameyātmā Sarvayōgaviniḥsṛtaḥ || 11 ||

Purport:

The Lord is eternal and existed even prior to Creation. He is Supreme and well accomplished, who bestows the ultimate fruits of action (Moksha) on His devotees. He is the Ultimate Cause of all beings and the source of all things. He never slips or lets his devotees down. He is ever ready to swing into action to restore Dharma by taking many Avatars. He is immeasurable and his Leelas are incomprehensible. He can be attained through Yoga and unswerving devotion (Bhakti) is one of the easiest ways to attain Him.

This Shloka 1 contains the following 9 Namas:

  1. 95. Ajah
  2. 96. Sarveshvarah
  3. 97. Siddhah
  4. 98. Siddhih
  5. 99. Sarvaadih
  6. 100. Achyutah
  7. 101. Vrishakapih
  8. 102. Ameyaatma
  9. 103. Sarvayogavinisrutah

The Lord is eternal and has always existed even prior to the Creation, hence He is called Ajah. He is the Supreme Lord and hence known as Sarveshvarah. He is well accomplished, hence Siddhah. He is Siddhih as He bestows the ultimate fruit of actions on his devotees i.e. Moksha.

He is the Cause of all beings and the source of all things, so He is Sarvadhih. He never slips or lets his devotees down and is ever ready to swing into action to restore Dharma by taking many Avatars, hence He is Achyutah.

He is Vrishakapih as He upholds Dharma and rescued the Earth from the depths of Ocean as Varaha. He is Ameyatma as He is immeasurable and his Leelas are incomprehensible.

He can be attained through Yoga and unswerving devotion or Bhakti is one of the easiest ways to attain Him and so he is Sarvayogavinistrutah.