Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 9 years ago

what is meaning of "Hari" - most common name of God in hinduism and guru granth sahib ?

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  • Gaura
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Srila Prabhupada explains:

    hari means "who takes away all your miserable conditions." Hari, haran, harati. Harati means take away. He comes here just to give you benediction, to save you from all kinds of miseries. Therefore His name is Hari.

    From the Atharva Veda.

    Hari” means “He who unties [harati] the knot of material desire in the hearts of the living entities”

    Hari becomes Hare in the Vocative case as seen in the hare krishna mahamantra.

    Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

    Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

    Hare Rama Hare Rama

    Rama Rama Hare Hare

    harati hṛdaya-granthiṁ vāsanā-rūpam iti hariḥ. kṛṣiḥ smaraṇe tac ca ṇas tad-ubhaya-melanam iti kṛṣṇaḥ. ramayati sarvam iti rāma ānanda-rūpaḥ atra śloko bhavati.

    These three names of the Supreme Lord (Hari, Kṛṣṇa, and Rāma) may be explained in the following way: (1) “Hari” means “He who unties [harati] the knot of material desire in the hearts of the living entities”; (2) “Kṛṣṇa” is divided into the two syllables “Kṛṣ” and “ṇa.” “Kṛṣ” means “He who attracts the minds of all living entities,” and “ṇa” means “the supreme transcendental pleasure.” These two syllables combine to become the name “Kṛṣṇa”; and (3) “Rāma” means “He who delights [ramayati] all living entities,” and it also means “He who is full of transcendental bliss.” The mahā-mantra consists of the repetition of these names of the Supreme Lord.

    The word hari means "one who takes away all miserable conditions," and hari-medhase means that the Lord is always planning ways to deliver the conditioned soul from the clutches of māyā. The Lord is so kind that He personally incarnates to deliver the conditioned souls, and whenever He comes, He makes His plans.

    paritrāṇāya sādhūnāḿ

    vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām


    sambhavāmi yuge yuge

    "To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I advent Myself millennium after millennium." (Bg. 4.8)

    Since the Lord delivers all conditioned souls from the clutches of māyā, He is known as hari-medhas. In the list of incarnations, Kṛṣṇa is described as the supreme and original Personality of Godhead.

    ete cāḿśa-kalāḥ puḿsaḥ

    kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam

    indrāri-vyākulaḿ lokaḿ

    mṛḍayanti yuge yuge

    (Bhāg. 1.3.28)

    Kṛṣṇa, the original Personality of Godhead, appears in this material world when the demigods, who are devotees of the Lord, are disturbed by the demons.

    The word hari has different meanings, of which two are foremost. Hari means that He takes away all inauspicious things from the devotee's life and that He attracts the mind of the devotee by awarding him transcendental love of Godhead. Krishna is so attractive that anyone who can remember Him in some way or another becomes freed from the four kinds of material miseries. The Lord gives special attention to His devotee and banishes the devotee's various sinful activities, which are stumbling blocks for the advancement of devotional service. This is called routing the influence of ignorance. Simply by hearing about Him, one develops love for Him. That is the gift of the Lord. On one side He takes away inauspicious things, and on the other side He awards the most auspicious things. That is the meaning of hari. When a person is developed in love of Godhead, his body, mind and everything else are attracted by the transcendental qualities of the Lord. Such is the power of Krishna's merciful activities and transcendental qualities. He is so attractive that out of transcendental attachment, a devotee will abandon all four principles of spiritual life—religiosity, economic development, regulation of sense gratification and salvation.

    Everything becomes naturally beautiful with the appearance of the autumn season. Similarly, when a materialistic person takes to Krishna consciousness and spiritual life, he also becomes as clear as the sky and water in autumn. The autumn season takes away the rolling of dark clouds in the sky as well as the polluted water. Filthy conditions on the ground also become cleansed. Similarly, a person who takes to Krishna consciousness immediately becomes cleansed of all dirty things within and without. Krishna is therefore known as Hari. "Hari" means "he who takes away." Krishna immediately takes away all unclean habits from anyone who takes to Kåñëa consciousness. The clouds of autumn are white, for they do not carry any water. Similarly, a retired man, being freed from all responsibility of family affairs (namely, maintaining the home, wife and children) and taking completely to Krishna consciousness, becomes freed from all anxieties and looks as white as clouds in autumn.

    From the Krishna Book.

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  • 9 years ago

    Guru Granth sahib is for everybody, it says God has many names including Hari.

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  • pippin
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Hinduism God Name

  • 9 years ago

    In Sri Guru Granth Sahib is used for supreme Lord God, the one and only 'Akaal Purakh', Ishwar or Parmatma. In Hinduism besides this meaning other demi-Gods are addressed with Hari.

    खिन महि थापि उथापनहारा कीमति जाइ न करी ॥

    In an instant, the Lord establishes and destroys and His worth cannot be told.

    राजा रंकु करै खिन भीतरि नीचह जोति धरी ॥१॥

    In a moment he turns a King into a pauper and into the lowly He infuses splendour.

    धिआईऐ अपनो सदा हरी ॥

    Ever meditate thou on thy God.

    सोच अंदेसा ता का कहा करीऐ जा महि एक घरी ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥

    Why should one feel care and anxiety regarding the world, wherein one has to stay for a short while? Pause.

    तुम्हरी टेक पूरे मेरे सतिगुर मन सरनि तुम्हारै परी ॥

    Thou art my prop, O my Perfect Satguru and my soul has fallen under thy protection.

    अचेत इआने बारिक नानक हम तुम राखहु धारि करी ॥२॥९॥१८॥

    I, Nanak, am a heedless, silly child. Extend to me thy hand and save me, O Guru.

    {{{Guru Arjan Dev Ji, Raag Gujri 499}}}

  • 9 years ago

    Correct, God is called HARI. Because He - wins all sorrows and all deficulties of human - Samast Dukh veyakti kai 'Har' laita hai. Is har nai ki wajaih sai HARI kehatai hain.

    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    'Hari' means ‘the remover’. When one remembers His name and then repeats it, sins, karmas and bad astrological effects are steadily erased. Pain and suffering are removed.

    Hari is one of the names of God in Sikhism. The Golden Temple, the most sacred temple in Sikhism, is also called Harimandir or "Temple of God." According to Sikhism, God is only formless and Sikhs do not believe "Harish" has any connection with Krishna/Vishnu.

    In the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition, Hari is a name of both Krishna or Vishnu meaning "he who steals, or takes away", referring to how Krishna takes away all distress and anxieties, and lovingly robs the heart of His devotee.


    According to Adi Sankara's commentary on the Vishnu sahasranama, Hari means "One who destroys samsara", which is the entanglement in the cycle of birth and death, along with ignorance, its cause.

    In the Ravidasi religion it is the holy symbol consisting of the three Gurmukhi letters with the character for "i" being made into a flame. It adorns all Ravidasi temples, known as Gurdehras. In Ravidassia Dharam it is used as "हरि" "ਹਰਿ".

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Hari is the name of lord visHnu . vishnu is the god of hindu people.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    HARI means One( ie GOD) who abducts all kinds of sorrows including cycle of rebirth.


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    U worked here for a mission to create enmity and hatred between Hindus & Sikhs.

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