Hari (Sanskrit: हरि) has many meanings and sometimes refers to a colour, green, yellow, or fawn-coloured/khaki. It is the colour of the Sun and of Soma. The word Hari is widely used in Dharmic literature as worshipable lord covering Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh religions.
Hari is a famous name of Vedic Supreme God Vishnu (Narayana). It appears as 650th name of Lord Vishnu in Vishnu sahasranama of Mahabharata. In Hindu sacred texts such as Vedas, Mahabharata, Puranas and Bhagavad Gita, Lord Vishnu is frequently addressed as Hari which means Lord who destroys Samsara, that is, entanglement in the cycle of birth and death along with ignorance, its cause.
Alternate meaning used especially in Sikhi is Lord who takes away all the illusions, attachments, desires, ignorance, pains & material existence of his devotees and destroys their material bondage, that is, gives them moksha.
Some other related meaning of Hari
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