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Shloka 3

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

योगोयोगविदांनेताप्रधानपुरुषेश्वरः |

नारसिंहवपुःश्रीमान्केशवःपुरुषोत्तमः || 3 ||

Shloka 3

YogoYogavidaamNetaPradhaanaPurusheshvarah                |
NaarasimhaVapuhShreemaanKeshavahPurushottamah ||3||

Purport:

The Lord can be attained by Yoga and He is the Master of all those established in Yoga.  He is the Pradhana Purusha who controls of the Universe.  He takes multiple forms at his will and as Narasimhavapuh, He destroyed Hiranyakashipu to protect his ardent devotee Prahlada. He is so beautiful together with Goddess Lakshmi residing on his chest.  He is Keshava, the controller of the Trinity and He is the greatest among all Purushaas on whom we should meditate at all times to attain liberation.

This Shloka contains the following 7 Namas:

  1. Yogah
  2. YogavidaamNeta
  3. PradhaanaPurusheshvarah
  4. NaarasimhaVapuh
  5. Shreemaan
  6. Keshavah
  7. Purushottamah

He is the Master of all those established in Yoga, hence He is called Yogavidaam Neta.  He is the Pradhana Purushaeshvara who controls the Universe.  He takes multiple forms at his Will and as Naarasimhavapuh, He destroyed Hiranyakashipu to protect his ardent devotee Prahlada.

He is so beautiful together with Goddess Lakshmi residing on his chest, hence He is Shreemaan.  He is Keshava, the controller of the Trinity and He is the greatest among all Purushaasi.e.Purushottamah on whom we should meditate at all times to attain liberation.