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Lord Vishnu is usually portrayed sleeping on Adi-Sheshanaga especially during the period of Chaturmas (the holy period of 4 months beginning on Shayani Ekadashi—the eleventh day of the first bright half, Shukla paksha, of Ashadh until Prabodhini Ekadashi, the eleventh day of the first bright half of Kartik. Now if a Vishnu devotee falls in trouble, can He save his devotee?

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    Good question. I think this can be answered in two ways. 1) From Vaishnava perspective (as mentioned in Pancharatra Agamas), there are many forms of Vishnu and one such is Vyuha Vasudeva who sleeps and there are other forms 2) From general point of view, he knows everything even when he sleeps as he is sarvantaryami. – The Destroyer Jul 22 '17 at 17:33
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    he is never in nidra (sleep) like how we sleep, he is in nidra-yoga. many archa moorthis are always standing (e.g. thirumala), only in some places he takes rest (e.g. srirangam) – ram Jul 22 '17 at 18:15
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    He does not "sleep" where he loses consciousness of the world. It is more a "turning inwards" and observing the jeeva's activities. It is an impetus for the jeeva koti also to turn inwards and hence the various structural and functional systems like the poojas and vratas to aid this introspection and pursuit of the divine. – user1195 Oct 7 '17 at 1:09

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