shuklaambara dharam vishnum slokam meaning

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shuklaambara dharam vishnum slokam

shuklaambara dharam vishnum slokam

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1. English

“shuklaambara dharam vishnum shaSi varnam chaturbhujam

prasanna vadanam dhyaayet sarva vighnOpa SaamtayE” 


Shukla = white;

Ambara = cloth or sky;

Dharam = wearing;

*Vishnum = pervading or omnipresent;

#Shashi = moon;

Varnam = color;

Chatur = four;

Bhujam = shoulder;

Prasanna = smiling or pleasant is the usual meaning that we come across.But Niruktha which deals with  the etymological and linguistic derivations of the word ,which  we can call as Dictionary  now-a-days in English, says ‘Prasanno Gaja YudhapaH’ meaning the word Prasanna stands for the king of all elephants of the entire universe i.e. none other than VINAYAKA .

Vadanam = face. Hence Prasanna vadanam as a whole means having the face of the universal king of elephants viz. VIGHNESWARA;

Dhyayet= I meditate upon;

Sarva = all;

Vighna = obstacle or hindrance or block;

Upashantaye = remove or abate or pacify.

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