1) Who or what created Vishnu ji ? If brahma has come from a lotus of his navel, then what is the origin of vishnu ? ofcourse the vaishnavs will say Vishnu is parbrahm , so he is without any origin. But speaking from hindu texts, what is the origin of Vishnu ?
And what is that ocean and what is the snake on which he reclines ?
Is it merely metaphor ? or is for real in some dimension ?
The ocean is said to be made of milk , but is it milk in the literal sense ? Also if brahma created the universe, where is that universe in the context of the world in which there's a sky , ocean of milk and vishnu ?
sorry this is confusing to me.