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Prayers and Mantras on Wednesday in Hindu Religion

Wednesday, or Budhwar, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Hindu religion. Incarnations of Lord Vishnu like Lord Krishna and Lord Ram are worshipped on the day. The day is also associated with Lord Vithal, an incarnation of Krishna. Prayers and mantras dedicated to Lord Vishnu or of his incarnations are chanted on the day. The most popular and simple prayer that is chanted on the day is OM Namo Narayanaya Namah Other prayers that are chanted include Vishnu Sahasranama, Shri Rama Ashtottara Shatanamavali and Shri Krishna Ashtottara ShatanamavaliLink to download Vishnu Sahasranama in PDF formatLink to download Shri Rama Ashtottara Shatanamavali in PDF formatLink to Shri Krishna Ashtottara Shatanamavali in PDF formatYou may also like to read Each Day of a Week Dedicated to a Particular Hindu God

Swami Suddhananda Thoughts

Which is better? Form or formless? A stone may not be mountain but a statue can be carved out of it .A handful of water is not a river, but it is enough to quench the thirst. A little fire can cook your food. Limitations become glorious in All pervasive Consciousness. I Am! But a thought through the body makes the world real and accessible. Formless or Form. Both have their beauty! The understanding of God's presence everywhere, leads to an automatic surrender of oneself that is Bhakthi.Many people come and tell him that they don't believe in god because there is so much of disease, injustice etc, and what kind of god would allow so much of suffering. "So I tell them, don't worry if you don't believe in God because I'm not god's agent. If he exists, our disbelief is not going to make him disappear and if he doesn't exist, our belief is not going to create him. The existence of anything is independent of our belief or disbelief, so let us not talk about…