About the Book
Here, we have presented the monumental commentary of Sri Samkaracharya on the Vishnusahasranama. The Sahasra-nama Stotra-s are hymns addressed to some particular deity of the Hindu pantheon and invoke Him by a thousand names. The most important of these Stotra-s are the Sahasranama-s of Devi, Vishnu and Shiva. The style of this text is very systematic and authoritative in explaining every name, mostly in the light of the Vedas, the Mahabharata, the Manusmriti, the Vishnupurana and the Bhagavadgita which are considered as the standard classics of Hindu religious literature.
About the Editors
R.A. Shastri, born and educated in Chennai, was an eminent Sanskrit scholar and translator who had translated several Sanskrit texts into English. His another important translation is Lalita Sahasranama.
S.S. Krishna, born in Chennai and educated in the University of Madras, is a well-known scholar, critic and editor. He has written a number of research papers and edited many books.