Vashatkaaraa – Nama #3 | Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam Meaning

VASHATKAARAA:

‘vashatkAra’ is the mantra, through which oblations are offered to Bhagavan, in sacrificial performances or yAgAs. That mantra ‘vashatkAra’ itself is Bhagavan. So Bhagavan is called ‘vashaTkAra’.

The sacrifice in which this mantra is used, is done to propitiate Bhagavan. So, He who is propitiated by this mantra ‘vashaTkAra’, that Bhagavan is also called ‘vashaTkAra’.

And not just that, the sacrifice in which this mantra is used, is itself Bhagavan. Because Bhagavan is yagna swarUpA.

That’s why in Srimad Bhagavatam, Aditi Devi extolls Bhagavan as He is yagna purushA, He is yagna swarUpA.

In Sri Madhurageetham, ‘Lakshmi Varaham Bhajare Manasa’ – Our Guru Maharaj also sings,

“yagna swarUpam, bhU varAham”

So it is Bhagavan, who is in the form of that yagna, that sacrifice in which this vashaTkAra mantra is used to propitiate Him. So, Bhagavan is the vashaTkAra mantra, It is Bhagavan, who is propitiated in the yagna using vashaTkAra mantra, And it is Bhagavan, who is in the form of that yagna too. So, Bhagavan is called vashaTkAra.

Bhagavan is also called vashaTkAra, because he has this entire universe under His ‘vasha’ or under His control. And because He controls and directs this universe, He is called ‘vashaTkAra’.

In Srimad Bhagavatam, Kapila Bhagavan says,

“madbhayAd vAti vAtOyam sUryastapati madbhayAt”

He says, I am the one who is controlling this entire universe that’s why every element is behaving itself.

And that’s what our Guru Maharaj also sings in Kali Dharma Undiyar,

“virOdhamAm aimbUdangaL ozhungil iruppathAl

virOdham iyarkkai vAdham undhi para

virOdhamAm nAthigamum undhi para”

Remembering Bhagavan, who is yagna swarUpA, and who controls and directs this entire universe,let us offer today to Bhagavan, by chanting Mahamantra three times.

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare|

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare||

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