Sri Senkamalavalli Thayar (Mahalakshmi) Samedha Sri Devadirajan Perumal (Sriman Narayana/Maha Vishnu) Serthi Seva @ Shangu Chakra Gadha Padmam - My Home Thirumaligai (Sanctum) during Vasanthotsavam 2012 - Day 3. The Hymn is rendered by Prof. Thiagarajan & Smt. Prema Rangarajan.
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The Thirumaligai hosts Sriman Narayana with his Consorts Sridevi-Bhudevi, Sri Mahalakshmi , Sri Yoga Narasimha, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha, Sri Dolai Kannan (Bala Krishna), Sri Aandal, Sri Ram Parivar, Sri Ramanuja , Sri Manavalamamuni & Sri Satyanarayanaswamy. All Alangarams, Daily rituals (Thenkalai Nithyanusandhanam Sampradaya) and Kainkariyams are performed for the Lord including all auspicious events. Panchaparva Seva & Thirumanjanam (Holy Bath) is performed on Ekadesi, Amavasya, Purnima and when Revathi Star is in Ascendence.
This great prayer has two distinct parts viz Narayana Hrudayam and Lakshmi Hrudayam and is found in the Atharva Rahasya (The secret Atharva). For thousands of years this great prayer was kept as secret because of the instructions in the prayer itself instruct that it should not be taught indiscriminately. The proper method of reading it is to first read Narayana Hrudayam, then Lakshmi Hrudayam and then again Narayana Hrudayam. This stotra should be received from a Guru who is able to empower the mantra as well as teach how it should be chanted. If this is not possible, it would be better to go to a temple where there is a sannidhi of Swami Hayagreevar along with Lakshmi, offer pranams and create a belief in your mind that you have learnt it from that God i.e. assume that God is your Guru. In the last stanzas, the benefits which would accrue on reading this prayer is mentioned. Apart from being showered all types of wealth, it also is capable of making timid children intelligent. (Source P.R. Ramachander)
Vishnu (Sanskrit विष्णु Viṣṇu) is the supreme God in the Vaishnavite tradition of Hinduism. The Vishnu Sahasranama declares Vishnu as Paramatman (supreme soul) and Parameshwara (supreme God). It describes Vishnu as the All-Pervading essence of all beings, the master of—and beyond—the past, present and future, one who supports, sustains and governs the Universe and originates and develops all elements within. Vishnu governs the aspect of preservation and sustenance of the universe, so he is called "Preserver of the universe".
In almost all Hindu denominations, Vishnu is either worshipped directly or in the form of his ten Avatara, most famous of whom are Rama, Narasimha and Krishna.
Narayana (Sanskrit: नारायण; nārāyaṇa; Kannada: ನಾರಾಯಣ; Telugu: నారాయణుడు; Tamil: நாராயணன்) or Narayan or Naraina is an important Sanskrit name for Vishnu, and in many contemporary vernaculars a common Indian name. Narayana is also identified as the original man, Purusha. The Puranas present divergent views on Narayana. In the Kurma Purana he is identified with Brahman and Krishna-Vishnu. Narayana is another name for Vishnu and appears as the 245th name in the Vishnu Sahasranama.
Mahalakshmi is called Shri or Thirumagal (திருமகள் in Tamil; శ్రీ మహా లక్ష్మి in Telugu) because she is endowed with six auspicious and divine qualities, or Gunas, and also because she is the source of strength even to Lord Narayana. She is the consort of Vishnu and married Rama (in her incarnation as Sita) and Krishna (as Radha and later Rukmini). All the wives of Krishna were forms of Lakshmi.
"Sri Narayana Hrdaya Nyasam" by Prema Rengarajan (iTunes)