Chanting to be done while performing certain actions, to avoid unfavourable events

While we are performing every action in life, God manifests in different forms. Based on this, while performing specific actions, a jiva should chant the Names of specific Deities to obtain maximum benefit from the actions. As mentioned in the ‘Bruhatstotraratnakar’ the Name of the Deity to be chanted is given in the table ahead.

Objective / Action


1. Taking medicine

Shri Vishnave Namaha

2. Eating

Shri Janardanaya Namaha

3. Sleeping

Shri Padmanabhaya Namaha

4. During marriage

Shri Prajapataye Namaha

5. Waging a war

Shri Chakradharaya Namaha

6. While travelling

Shri Trivikramaya Namaha

7. While on death bed

Shri Narayanaya Namaha

8. Meeting a beloved one

Shri Shridharaya Namaha

9. For overcoming nightmares

Shri Govindaya Namaha

10. At times of calamities

Shri Madhusudanaya Namaha

11. Moving about in a forest

Shri Narsinhaya Namaha

12. When there is a fire

Shri Jalshayine Namaha

13. When in water

Shri Varahaya Namaha

14. Climbing a mountain

Shri Raghunandanaya Namaha

15. While roaming

Shri Vamanaya Namaha

16. Performing other actions

Shri Madhavaya Namaha

One who regularly chants the above Names of God at the respective times is saved from all difficulties, absolved of sins, and is revered in the Vishnulok.

A. Chanting of God’s Name makes a karma (Action) an
akarma-karma (Non-action) and we can follow the achars in the true sense

When day-to-day karma is performed along with chanting of God’s Name, it becomes an akarma-karma. Since every action becomes an akarma-karma, we do not get good or bad fruits from it.

This makes it possible to follow the achar in the true sense and as we continue to do this, we are able to merge with God.

Reference : Sanatan’s Holy text 'Daily Conduct and the science underlying its Acts'