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Prayers and Mantras on Wednesday in Hindu Religion

On Wednesdays, or Budhwar, in Hindu religion, devotees often dedicate their prayers and mantras to Ganesha, Bhagavan Vishnu and his various incarnations. Bhagavan Vishnu, the preserver in the Hindu Trinity, is particularly revered on this day. Additionally, incarnations of Bhagavan Vishnu such as Bhagavan Krishna and Bhagavan Rama are also worshipped.

One of the most popular and straightforward prayers chanted on Wednesdays is "OM Namo Narayanaya Namah." This mantra is a salutation to Lord Vishnu, invoking his divine presence and seeking his blessings.

In addition to this, there are several other prayers and mantras commonly recited on Wednesdays:

Vishnu Sahasranama: This is a sacred hymn comprising 1,000 names of Bhagavan Vishnu. It is believed that chanting these names with devotion can bestow blessings, protection, and spiritual elevation.

Shri Rama Ashtottara Shatanamavali: This is a litany of 108 names of Bhagavan Rama, another incarnation of Bhagavan Vishnu. Reciting these names is believed to invoke the virtues and divine qualities associated with Bhagavan Rama, fostering strength, courage, and righteousness in the devotee's life.

Shri Krishna Ashtottara Shatanamavali: Similar to the Rama Ashtottara Shatanamavali, this litany consists of 108 names of Bhagavan Krishna, another celebrated incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Chanting these names is thought to attract the divine grace of Bhagavan Krishna and bring joy, love, and spiritual fulfillment to the devotee.

These prayers and mantras serve as powerful tools for spiritual practice and devotion, allowing devotees to connect with the divine presence of Bhagavan Vishnu and his avatars, seeking their guidance, protection, and blessings on Wednesdays and beyond. 

Link to download Vishnu Sahasranama in PDF format

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