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Shri Hari Ashtakam Lyrics in Tamil and Meaning | Sri Vishnu Ashtakam

Hari Ashtakam is a prayer dedicated to Vishnu as Hari. Hari means one who shows you the true path and eliminates the illusion or Maya in which you live. This Ashtakam/Stotram was composed and recited to Hari’s glory by Pralhad, the Daitya or Demon, one of Vishnu’s greatest devotees.

Because of his unwavering devotion and love, Vishnu saved his life again and again and put him on the right path of Moksha or the final liberation.

This is a Stotra if it is recited with greatest devotion, place it on the right path of Moksha or the final liberation.

The name Hari, even when recited with a bad mind will destroy all our sins just like the fire which burns the hand even when touched inadvertently.

Sri Haryashtakam Lyrics in Tamil:


ஹரிர்ஹரதி பாபாநி து³ஷ்டசித்தைரபி ஸ்ம்ருʼத: ।
அநிச்ச²யாঽபி ஸம்ஸ்ப்ருʼஷ்டோ த³ஹத்யேவ ஹி பாவக: ॥ 1 ॥

ஸ க³ங்கா³ ஸ க³யா ஸேது: ஸ காஶீ ஸ ச புஷ்கரம் ।
ஜிஹ்வாக்³ரே வர்ததே யஸ்ய ஹரிரித்யக்ஷரத்³வயம் ॥ 2 ॥

வாராணஸ்யாம் குருக்ஷேத்ரே நைமிஶாரண்ய ஏவ ச ।
யத்க்ருʼதம் தேந யேநோக்தம் ஹரிரித்யக்ஷரத்³வயம் ॥ 3 ॥

ப்ருʼதி²வ்யாம் யாநி தீர்தா²நி புண்யாந்யாயதநாநி ச ।
தாநி ஸர்வாண்யஶேஷாணி ஹரிரித்யக்ஷரத்³வயம் ॥ 4 ॥

க³வாம் கோடிஸஹஸ்ராணி ஹேமகந்யாஸஹஸ்ரகம் ।
த³த்தம் ஸ்யாத்தேந யேநோக்தம் ஹரிரித்யக்ஷரத்³வயம் ॥ 5 ॥

ருʼக்³வேதோ³ঽத² யஜுர்வேத:³ ஸாமவேதோ³ঽப்யத²ர்வண: ।
அதீ⁴தஸ்தேந யேநோக்தம் ஹரிரித்யக்ஷரத்³வயம் ॥ 6 ॥

அஶ்வமேதை⁴ர்மஹாயஜ்ஞைர்நரமேதை⁴ஸ்ததை²வ ச ।
இஷ்டம் ஸ்யாத்தேந யேநோக்தம் ஹரிரித்யக்ஷரத்³வயம் ॥ 7 ॥

ப்ராண: ப்ரயாணபாதே²யம் ஸம்ஸாரவ்யாதி⁴நாஶநம் ।
து:³கா²த்யந்தபரித்ராணம் ஹரிரித்யக்ஷரத்³வயம் ॥ 8 ॥

ப³த்³த:⁴ பரிகரஸ்தேந மோக்ஷாய க³மநம் ப்ரதி ।
ஸக்ருʼது³ச்சாரிதம் யேந ஹரிரித்யக்ஷரத்³வயம் ॥ 9 ॥

ஹர்யஷ்டகமித³ம் புண்யம் ப்ராதருத்தா²ய ய: படே²த் ।
ஆயுஷ்யம் ப³லமாரோக்³யம் யஶோ வ்ருʼத்³தி⁴ஶ்ஶ்ரியாவஹம் ॥ 10 ॥

ப்ரஹ்லாதே³ந க்ருʼதம் ஸ்தோத்ரம் து:³க²ஸாக³ரஶோஷணம் ।
ய: படே²த்ஸ நரோ யாதி தத்³விஷ்ணோ: பரமம் பத³ம் ॥ 11 ॥

இதி ப்ரஹ்லாத³க்ருʼதம் ஶ்ரீஹர்யஷ்டகம் ஸம்பூர்ணம் ।

Sri Hari Ashtakam Meaning :

Lord’s name is so powerful that if we recite it even unwillingly, our sins gets destroyed. Such being the case, what about those who lovingly chant this name? || 1 ||

If the two syllables Hari is in our tongue always, then it is equal to having bath at Ganga, performing Sraaddha at Gaya, visiting sacred places like Kashi, Puskara etc.,

No pilgrimage is required if we remember Hari always. || 2 ||

The good deeds performed at Varanasi, Kurukshetra and Naimisharanya are equal to the chanting of two syllables Hari everyday. Again here, it is said that the chanting of the word Hari will bestow all good results that would be obtained by performing sacred karmas at various pilgrim centers. || 3 ||

By reciting the two syllables Hari one gets all the punya (good results || that is being got by visiting all the pilgrimage centers in the entire world. || 4 ||

Kanyadaana (performing daughter’s marriage || and Godaana (offering the cow || are considered very sacred. If we chant the name of Hari, it is equal to donating thousands of cows and performing thousands of marriages. || 5 ||

The chanting of Harinama is equal to systematic recital of Rik Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda. Veda paaraayana bestows utmost benefits. Such benefits are obtained by mere recital of Harinama. || 6 ||

Harinama is equal to performing Ashwamedha Yajna and other similar sacrifices. One can get the benefits they desire by chanting such Harinama. || 7 ||

The chanting of Harinama is like carrying the food towards the last journey, which also destroys the pain of samsaara. It is saviour from many dire troubles of life. The chanting of Harinama at the time of last journey of a man will relieve him of all pains of samsaara. || 8 ||

Even if the Harinama is chanted only once, it will lead to salvation by removing bondage. No other means to salvation is required if one recites Harinama. || 9 ||

The recital of this Hariasthakam every day morning will confer long life, strength, health, wealth and glory.

This is the phalasruti. || 10 ||

One who recites this stotra told by Sri prahlada, attains the abode the Lord Vishnu namely Paramapada, besides all benefits in this world. || 11 ||

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