Hrishikesha

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Hrishikesha
Devanagari हृषीकेश
Sanskrit Transliteration Hṛṣīkēśa
Affiliation Vishnu
Abode Vaikuntha
Mantra ॐ नमो हृषीकेश नाराणाय नमः
Ōm namō hr̥ṣīkēśa nārāyaṇāya namaḥ
Weapon Sudarshana Chakra
Consort Lakshmi
Mount Garuda

Hrishikesha (Sanskrit: हृषीकेश; IAST: Hṛṣīkēśa) is another name of Hindu God Vishnu and is the 47th name in the Vishnu Sahasranama. According to Adi Shankara's commentary on the Vishnu Sahasranama, the name has several meanings:

  • The lord of the senses.
  • He under whose control the senses subsist.
  • He whose hair consists of the rays of the sun and the moon, which give joy to the world.

Rishikesh is a city in Uttarakhand state of India named after Lord Hrishikesha.

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