What is Vishnu?

  • (noun): The Sustainer; a Hindu divinity worshipped as the preserver of worlds.

Vishnu

Vishnu (Sanskrit: विष्णु) is the Vedic Supreme God (including his different avatars) in Hinduism, and is venerated as the Supreme Being in Vaishnavism. Vishnu is also known as Narayana and Hari (See Keshava Namas) and is venerated as Purushottama or Supreme Purusha in ancient sacred texts like the Bhagavad Gita, the Vedas and the Puranas. He is the Supreme Purusha of Purusha Sukta. The Vishnu Sahasranama, (the thousand names of Vishnu) of the Mahabharata 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, the creator and destroyer of all existences, one who supports,preserves, sustains and governs the universe and originates and develops all elements within.

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List Of Names Of Vishnu
... The following is the list of names and titles of Lord Vishnu The source for these names is http//www.ecse.rpi.edu/Homepages/shivkuma/personal/music/vishnu-sahasranamam-meanings.htm This list is ...
Sushen (name) - Vishnu Sahasranama
... Vaishnavas consider that Vishnu is the supreme god in the trimurti or Hindu triad ... Vishnu sahasranama is one of the most sacred and commonly chanted stotras in Hinduism, and the version found in the Mahābhārata is the most popular ... It lists names that each eulogise one of Vishnu's great attributes ...
Shantadurga Kalangutkarin Temple - Deity
... The temple is dedicated to Shantadurga, the Goddess who mediates between Vishnu and Shiva ... Shantadurga placed Vishnu on her right hand and Shiva on her left hand and settled the fight ... The deity of Shantadurga is shown as holding two serpents, one in each hand, representing Vishnu and Shiva ...
Lonar Crater Lake - Religious Setting - Daitya Sudan Temple
... Daitya Sudan Temple is a Vishnu temple dated to the Chalukya Dynasty which ruled Central and Southern India between the 6th and 12th centuries ... to the Sun-god.However in the present form its vaishnav temple of god vishnu in its daityasudan avatar ... He was killed by lord vishnu in his daityasudan avatar hence the name ...
Vishnu - See Also
... Krishna Keshava Namas Dashavatara Great Architect of the Universe List of names of Vishnu Mahavishnu ...