Saturday, May 19, 2018

Venkatesha Sahasranamam Audio



Most of us are familiar with Sri Venkatesha Suprabhatam; especially the rendering of the same by Smt. M.S. Subbalakshmi. However, here we deal with the Venkatesha Sahasranama Stotram dealing with the thousand names and qualities of Sri Vishnu in the form of Sri Venkatesha. As one listens to the hymn, the various Divine deeds of Sri Krishna, Sri Narasimha, etc can be found embedded along with names of several Parivaara Devathas ( family of Deities ) and Maharishis.
The benefits of listening to or reciting this hymn starts at verse 170 (31 minutes 18 seconds into the audio) and continues till the end. By simply listening to this, several blemishes get cleaned up and diseases get cured (verse 171); one’s enemies get overpowered and bad planetary afflictions and effects of evil spirits get removed (verse 173 ); one desirous of education and knowledge and one desirous of wealth acquires them (verse 174); one who desires progeny gets the same and one wanting debatory success in the assembly of men succeeds (verse 175). One who worships Sri Venkateshwara with this hymn using Tulasi leaves ends up eventually seeing the Lord Who lives in Vaikuntha. (verse 176); one who listens to / recites this hymn even once a month gets poverty removed from his life and thrice a month is provided great fortunes (verse 180). Verse 182 states that this hymn has the power to calm a tumultuous mind and strengthens it and after providing a person a long disease free life ends up offering mukthi.

Detailed meaning of each name/quality is expounded at the following link:
https://www.sadagopan.org/pdfuploads/Venkatesa%20Sahasranamam.pdf

It was found moderately difficult to recite this stotram.
This is a long hymn about 31 MB.

And now the audio: 33 minutes 49 seconds long.

(Mobile Devices: click Download; then play)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XVAUebRJXIl4n5yxH_d2K_EN5fANSukX/view?usp=sharing

NOTE: BECAUSE THIS IS A VERY LARGE FILE ABOUT 31 MEGABYTES, YOU WILL HAVE TO DOWNLOAD AND THEN LISTEN. On mobile devices and some computers, you may get the message -- This file is too large for Google to scan, download anyway? -- You will have to answer "YES" and then listen after download. On some computers, when you hit the play button, if nothing seems to happen, click the Download arrow at the top, click download anyway and then listen. Sorry for the inconvenience -- but this is a big file and praise  to Sri Venkateshwara -- His Grace is magnificent !

The lyrics can be found at:
https://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_vishhnu/venkateshasahasra.pdf

The following errors were found in the audio:
Verse 36/Line 2: Should be "Thripaadha" not "Thripoodha"
Verse 57/Line 2: Should be "Gopika" not "Gopaka"
Verse 65/Line 1: Should be "Vamshee" not "Vashee"
Verse 78/Line 1: Should be "Kruthaa" not "Krutho"
Verse 85/Line 1: should be "Bhooshana" not "Bhooshanaa"
Verse 115/2: Should be "Maheshwara" not "Maheeshwara"
Verse 156/Line 1:Should be "Dhurmadho" not "Dhurmodho"
Verse 162/Line 1: Should be "Prolla" not "Prollaa"
Verse 169/Line 2: Should be "Gnyapthi" not "Gnyaapthi"
Verse 171/Line 2: Should be "Shravanaa" not "Shreevanaa"
 
Govinda Govinda !!