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God of Preservation, Reality, Karma restoration and Moksha; The Protector of Good; Para Brahman, Supreme Being (Vaishnavism)[1][2]
Member of Trimurti
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A painting of Vishnu
Other namesNarayana, Hari, Lakshmikanta, Padmanābh, Mukunda
AffiliationParabrahman (Vaishnavism), Trimurti, Bhagavan, Ishvara, Dashavatara
AbodeVaikuntha, Kshira Sagara
MantraOm Namo Narayanaya, Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
WeaponDiscus (Sudarshana Chakra), Mace (Kaumodaki), Conch (Panchajanya),[3]
SymbolsShaligram, Dvaravati sila, Lotus
MountGaruda,[3] Shesha
FestivalsHoli, Ram Navami, Krishna Janmashtami, Narasimha Jayanti, Diwali, Onam, Vivaha Panchami, Vijayadashami, Anant Chaturdashi, Devshayani Ekadashi, Prabodhini Ekadashi and other ekadashis, Kartik Purnima, Tulsi Vivah[4]
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Lord Maha Vishnu is the Supreme Godhead of Vaishnavism (Para Brahman or Nirguna Brahman) in puranas . He is called Swambhagwan in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Vishnu is one of the three main gods in Hinduism and the Absolute Supreme being in the Vaishnava tradition. Vishnu is one of the members in the trimurti in Hinduism.[5] Vishnu is the preserver god, which means he protects the universe from being destroyed and keeps it going, according to this religion, and he has come to earth in nine forms (called avatars) so far, with one yet to come at the end of Kali Yuga to destroy evil. His most famous incarnations are Rama, Krishna, Parashurama And Narasimha. Vishnu's wife is Lakshmi, the goddess of fortune. Lord Vishnu is usually shown with light blue skin and four arms. The Lord holds a lotus (Padma), the Indestructible Mace Of Lord Vishnu (Kaumodaki), a conch (Shankha) and the Unstoppable Disc Of Lord Vishnu (Sudarshana Chakra) in each of his four hands. He is known to take many guises. But the three main forms of Vishnu are Mahavishnu Karanodakshayi Vishnu (Mahavishnu), Garbhodaksayi Vishnu and Kshirodakashayi Vishnu. The latter two being the expansion of Karanodakshayi Vishnu.

Avatars[change | change source]

There are 10 Avatars of Vishnu (in the order they appeared):

  • Buddha (Intellectual and scientific man)
  • Kalki (future avatar, has not appeared yet)

Icons[change | change source]

Lord Vishnu holds items in his four hands. The Lord holds a conch which represents victory in the upper left hand, The Lord holds the Sudarshan Chakra which represents Lord's strength in the upper right hand, a lotus (flower) which represents peacefulness in the lower left hand, and the the Kaumodaki in his lower right hand.

Lord Vishnu/Krishna Reveals His True Form To Arjuna

Temples of Vishnu (Mahavishnu)[change | change source]

Kodlamane Shree Vishnumurthy Temple : of Serenity and Mystery,[6] is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is ancient Tirth Kshetra. Visiting such a Shrine away from the crowd is pleasing for the heart. There is no other place like this anywhere in Brahamanda

Powers and Abilities[change | change source]

Note:That All these abilities are from Bhagavata Purana And Vishnu Purana

Omniverse manipulation/Absolute Manipulation/Meta Manipulation/Preservation /:As the preserver vishnu can control anything and everything And the power to protect everything from anything this the reason why he is also called the Supreme protector of his devotes.[7]

Absolute destruction:In the vishnu purana vishnu is also described as the both the creator destroyer and preserver as the destroyer he can even destroy infinity or the omniverse[8]

Omni-Creation Or Absolute Creation:As the creator in vishnu purana vishnu has the power to create everything even infinity and beyond[9]

The power to have infinite/limitless power upon seeing the Supreme form of lord vishnu arjuna describes him having infinite prowess or power in simple words [10]

The power to do absolutely everything,even creating something that is bigger than infinity itself in Chapter 11 Of the bhagavad gita Lord Krishna/Vishnu Shows Arjuna Everything All Of Creation Time Space Past Present Future Omniverse Fictional And Real Human Beings And More It Is Beyond Human Imagination To Actually Comprehend It [11]

Omniscience:The power to have infinite widsom experience and knowledge[12]

Omnipresent:The power to be everywhere at every time including beyond the omniverse in both past present and future[13] [14]when Lord Krishna/Vishnu Shows His Supreme appearance it is described being everywhere yet people can't see it because they don't have the divine vision only Maharishis/sages gods Sanjaya and arjuna was able to see this Vishvarupa

Formless:Vishnu's True Form Is Described As Formless Infinite Boundless Inapplicable Without Shape And Colour According To Vishnu Purana [15]

Absolute immortality:Chapter 1 of Vishnu purana describes vishnu being boundlessy above the concept of death idea and life [16]

Absolute Transcendence/Being Above All Things:The Vishnu Purana Also Describes Vishnu Being Above All Descriptions Such As Logic Time Space Etc. [17]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wendy Doniger (1999). Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of World Religions. Merriam-Webster. p. 1134. ISBN 978-0-87779-044-0.
  2. Encyclopedia of World Religions. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 2008. pp. 445–448. ISBN 978-1-59339-491-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Constance Jones; James D. Ryan (2006). Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Infobase Publishing. pp. 491–492. ISBN 978-0-8160-7564-5.
  4. Muriel Marion Underhill (1991). The Hindu Religious Year. Asian Educational Services. pp. 75–91. ISBN 978-81-206-0523-7.
  5. "Vishnu | Hindu deity". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2019-12-10.
  6. Akshatha Vinayak, "Shree Vishnumurthy Temple Of Serenity and Mystery", Native Planet, 6-10-2016
  7. "The Vishnu Purana: Book I: Chapter II". Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  8. "The Vishnu Purana: Book I: Chapter II". Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  9. "The Vishnu Purana: Book I: Chapter II". Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  10. "The Mahabharata, Book 6: Bhishma Parva: Bhagavat-Gita Parva: Section XXXV (Bhagavad Gita Chapter XI)". Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  11. "The Mahabharata, Book 6: Bhishma Parva: Bhagavat-Gita Parva: Section XXXV (Bhagavad Gita Chapter XI)". Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  12. Mukundananda, Swami. "Chapter 7, Verse 26 – Bhagavad Gita, The Song of God – Swami Mukundananda". Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  13. "The Mahabharata, Book 6: Bhishma Parva: Bhagavat-Gita Parva: Section XXXV (Bhagavad Gita Chapter XI)". Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  14. Mukundananda, Swami. "Chapter 13, Verse 14 – Bhagavad Gita, The Song of God – Swami Mukundananda". Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  15. "The Vishnu Purana: Book I: Chapter II". Retrieved 2021-01-27.