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In Hinduism, Acyuta[1] is another name of Vishnu or God and appears as the 100th[2] and 318th names in the Vishnu sahasranama. This is also the name often used in Bhagavad Gita as a personal name of Krishna, svayam bhagavan. According to Adi Sankara's commentary on the Vishnu sahasranama, Acyutah means One who will never lose His inherent nature and powers (i.e. one who is infallible). The name also means One who is without the six transformations beginning with birth.

Scriptural Quotations[edit]

  • "Arjuna said: O infallible one (Acyuta), please draw my chariot between the two armies so that I may see those present here, who desire to fight, and with whom I must contend in this great trial of arms."(Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1, texts 21-22)
  • Arjuna speaking: "Thinking of You as my friend, I have rashly addressed You "O Krishna," "O Yadava," "O my friend," not knowing Your glories. Please forgive whatever I may have done in madness or in love. I have dishonored You many times, jesting as we relaxed, lay on the same bed, or sat or ate together, sometimes alone and sometimes in front of many friends. O infallible one (Acyuta), please excuse me for all those offenses." (Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 11, texts 41-42)
  • Arjuna speaking: "Destroyed is my delusion, as I have gained my memory (knowledge) through your grace, O Acyuta. I stand firm with my doubts dispelled. I shall act according to your word." (Bhagavad Gita,Chapter 18 text 73)

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  • Cited from Sri Vishnu Sahasranama, commentary by Sri Sankaracharya, translated by Swami Tapasyananda (Ramakrishna Math Publications, Chennai).
  1. ^ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita, a New Translation and Commentary, Chapter 1-6. Penguin Books, 1969, p 42 (v.21), p 47 (v.25)
  2. ^ Vishnu Sahasranamam

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