Hrishikesha

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Hrishikesha
Devanagari हृषीकेश
Sanskrit Transliteration Hṛṣīkēśa
Affiliation Vishnu

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 master of the senses
  • He under whose control the senses subsist. Another meaning is, "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 Hrishikesh.

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