Lord Maha Vishnu is Supreme Godhead (Para Brahman or Nirguna Brahman).Vishnu is one of the three main gods in Hinduism and the Absolute Supreme being in Vaishnava tradition. Vishnu is one of the Trimoortis in Hinduism. 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 Kalki Avatar at the end of Kali yuga to Destroy the evil. His most famous incrinations are Rama,Krishna,Narasimha. Vishnu's wife is Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of fortune.
|Member of Trimurti|
|Affiliation||Adi Narayana, Paramathma, Dashavatara, Parabrahman(Vaishnavism), Trimurti|
|Abode||Vaikuntha, Kshir Sagar|
|Mantra||ॐ नमो नारायणाया (Om Namo Narayanaya)|
ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय (Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya)
|Weapon||discus (Sudarshana Chakra) and mace (Kaumodaki gada)|
|Symbols||Shaligram, Lotus, Shesha|
|Festivals||Holi, Ram Navami, Krishna Janmashtami, Narasimha Jayanti, Diwali, Onam, Vivaha Panchami, Vijayadashami, Anant Chaturdashi, Devshayani Ekadashi, Kartik Purnima, Tulsi Vivah|
|Siblings||Adi Parashakti alias Parvati|
Vishnu is usually shown with light blue skin and four arms. He holds a lotus, mace (gada), conch (shankha) and disc (chakra) in each of his four hands. He is famously taken many guises. But three main forms of Vishnu are Mahavishnu Karanodakshayi Vishnu (Mahavishnu), Garbhodaksayi Vishnu and Kshirodakashayi Vishnu. The latter two being the expansion of Karanodakshayi Vishnu.
There are 10 Avatars of Vishnu (in the order they appeared):
- Matsya (Fish)
- Kurma (Turtle)
- Varaha (Boar)
- Narasimha (half lion, half man)
- Vamana (Dwarf / Short man)
- Parashurama (Fierce man / Hunter)
- Rama (Developed man / Ideal man / Fighter)
- Krishna (Cowherd Prince)
- Different branches of Hindu tradition accept two different figures as the 9th avatar of Vishnu:
- Kalki (future avatar, has not appeared yet)
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Vishnu holds items in his four hands. He holds a conch in the lower right hand, a discus in the upper right hand, a lotus (flower) in the upper left hand and a mace in the lower left hand.
Temples of Vishnu (Mahavishnu)Edit
Kodlamane Shree Vishnumurthy Temple : of Serenity and Mystery, 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
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