When the Vishnu Sahsranam is chanted with intense devotion, it produces 72,000 vibrations or sound currents. 72,000 nerve currents or nadis or psychic channels exist in the human body/energy body. Hence nadi shuddi or purification of the nadis can be accomplished by chanting the thousand names of Lord Vishnu which is contained in the Vishnu Sahsranam.
In Hinduism, it is considered the best panacea for problems and suffering in Kaliyug. The Vishnu Sahrsranam was chanted by rishis in ancient times. Hence when you recite, it helps connect with the wavelength of these rishis who chanted it thousands of years ago.
Every name has 100 meanings or attributes of Lord Vishnu.
What are the fruits acquired by daily chanting of the 1000 names of Vishnu?
According to Bhishma:
Nothing inauspicious will befall one who listens or recites it daily. One attains knowledge, wealth, victory and happiness. Dharma, wealth, pleasures are his. One who wakes up in the morning and purifies himself by bathing and with a clean heart full of devotion chants or listens to the 1000 names of Vishnu will acquire, name, fame, wealth, well-being. He will be fearless and free from all illness and will be blessed with vigor and beauty. Those seeking to be free of illness and disease will be blessed with good health. One in bondage will be freed. One who is consumed by fear and trouble and turmoil will be freed from it all. The person who recites the names will be released from all troubles very soon. Chanting helps absolve one of all sins and person gets liberation from sorrows and bondage and never suffers from old age, fear death and birth (gets mokhsha).
How can one chant daily the 1000 names of Lord Vishnu without fail?
Goddess Parvati asked Lord Maheshwar the same question. How can one chant the 1000 names? Is there a quick and easy method?
Lord Shiva responds by saying: Chanting the name of Lord Shri Ram is equivalent to the chanting of the 1000 names of Lord Vishnu.
Lord Vishnu says to Arjuna: Those desirous of singing my praise by chanting my 1000 names should know without any doubt that I would be satisfied by their singing of even one stanza. One who is ill, sad, worried, and afraid or has heard bad tidings, will be taken care of by just repetition of Narayan Narayana.
The Vishnu Sahasranam was written by Sage Ved Vyas. It was narrated to King Yudhishter by Bhishma when King Yudhister asked Bhishma- “What is the best way a person can attain auspiciousness and be freed from the cycle of birth and death?”
Bhishma said that a person can be freed from all sorrow and suffering by chanting the 1000 names of Vishnu.
PS: I won’t be sharing any links to websites for Vishnu Sahasranam as I don’t want to get emails that the links are diverting visitor traffic away from those websites. But if you type in key words: Vishnu sahsranam Swami Krishnanada- it will lead you to a wonderful website with the verses, transliteration and translation in English.
Hope this helps.