Bhootabhrit – Nama #6 | Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam Meaning


Bhagavan is called Bhutabhrut because ‘bhUtAni bhibharti iti bhUtabhrut’. Bhagavan is the one, who bears or supports everything in this universe. So, He is called Bhutabhrut.

Sri Adi Shankara Bhagavatpadal says, “sattva guNam adhishThAya bhUtAni bhibharti pAlayati dhArayati pOshayati itivA bhUtabhrut.” Sri Shankara Bhagavatpadal says, “Bhagavan is called bhUtabhrut because bhibharti – He bears or supports everything in this universe and then, pAlayathi – He protects everything in this universe. Then, he says, dhArayathi – He sustains everything in this universe. And, pOshayathi – He nourishes everything in this universe.

It is Bhagavan who truly nourishes us. We may think that it is food that is actually nourishment for us. But, if we think about it, can food nourish someone who does not have the life force within them? If someone has passed away and his body is just out there, can food nourish that body? It cannot, is it not? It is Bhagavan, who resides within us, and it is HE, who truly nourishes all of us. It is not just the food.

That is why, in Sri Madhurageetham, our Guru Maharaj beautifully says, in Kali Dharma Undhiyar, He says,

“AnDavan illAmal AhAram kiDaikkalAm
kiDaiththathu jerippadharku undhIpara
AnDavan vEnDumAm undhIpara”

AnDavan illAmal AhAram kiDaikkalAm – even one who does not believe in Bhagavan may get food. But, even for him to digest that food, he needs Bhagavan within him, is it not?

With this divine thought that Bhagavan is the one, who is supporting us, who is sustaining us, who is protecting us, and who is nourishing us every moment, let us offer this day to Bhagavan by chanting Mahamantra 3 times.

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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