Questions tagged [vishnu]

For questions on the god of preservation, among the Trimurti. Also called Narayana. The Supreme God or Brahman in Vaishnavism. In case of questions exclusively on his avataras, the respective tag is preferable like Rama, Krishna.

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Why Lord Parashurama, incarnation of Lord Vishnu, worship Lord Shiva? [duplicate]

Parashurama is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu that we all know, but why he, being an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, worship Lord Shiva?
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Where is the allusion to Venkateshwara in the Taittiriya Upanishad?

During British rule, the town of Tirupati including its world-renowned Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple came to be controlled by the East India Company, starting in 1801. And the first East India ...
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Did Vishnu have three Vamana incarnations as Rupa Goswami says?

One of Vishnu's most famous incarnations is that of Vamana the dwarf. The story is told throughout Hindu scripture, as I discuss in this question. Just to refresh people's memories, the story goes ...
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Why Revantha the youngest Son of Sun god went to Vishnu's abode?

Why "Revantha" the youngest son of Sun god went to Vishnu's abode?
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Why vishnu on ksheera sagara?

Lord Vishnu rests on Ananta-Shesha, together with his consort Goddess Lakshmi, who is massaging His feet in Ksheera Sagar. I want to ask what message is being passed through this to a common man. I ...
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After lives of Lord Narasimha and Lord Varaha

Lord Narasimha and Lord Varaha are incarnations of Lord Vishnu but unlike other incarnations eg, Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Nara-Narayana, Lord Vamana, etc, I do not see them to be having a full life ...
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Who is superior? Shiva or Vishnu or Brahma? [closed]

Vaishnavism people claim that Lord Vishnu is Superior where as Saivism people claim that Lord Shiva is. These people have proof of their puranas which backs-up their claims. Is there any strong ...
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What is the significance of "Onathappan" during Onam?

During the festival of Onam, we worship onathappan. Could someone explain what this onathappan signifies? If it is Mahabali, then why are there three, along with one for Thrikkakarappan?
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Are Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh seperate or just different forms of Brahman? [duplicate]

Are Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh present or these are just different forms taken by Brahman as per the action that needed to be performed?
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Most important lesson [closed]

Even though Hinduism teaches us about a lot of aspects of life I was curious to know which ones of them are the most influential in our daily life ?
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Who is addressed as "the step of Vishnu" in the Yajur Veda?

The Fourth Khanda of the Taittirya Samhita of the Yajur Veda is chanted during the preparation of the altar of a Yagna (fire-ritual), and the second Prapathaka of this Khanda, which is chanted during ...
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Is the Sahasranama recited by Bhisma Pitamaha to Yudhistra attributed to ParaBrahm or Lord Vishnu?

Is the title 'Vishnu Sahasranama' a later addition or originally attributed to Lord Vishnu? The question arises because the names Brahma, Ishwar, Siva, Durga etc also find mention in the Sahasranama.
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Do we get the nature of those gods whom we worship?

I would like to know whether we get the nature of those gods we worship. Lord Bramha is said to have Sattva guna, Lord Vishnu Raja guna and Lord Shiva Tama guna. What is the nature of the devotees of ...
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Who is the ruler of Earth?

For Brahma loka it is Brahma, for Vaikunta it is Lord Vishnu and for Kailash it is Lord Shiva, for Heaven it is Indra. In a similar way, who is the ruler of the Earth? Is it Lord Vishnu because Earth ...
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Ancetode behind the incarnation of Nara and Narayana vis a vis Arjuna and Krishna [closed]

Adiseshu wipes out all others except Nara and Narayana who become as incarnations of Arjuna and Krishna. As the story unfolds only Krishna and Arjuna match wave lengths. Can any one give more clarity ...
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Which Alwars praised Vishnu in Sanskrit?

The Alwars (also spelled Azhwars) are a group of 12 ancient Vaishnava saints who lived in Tamil Nadu and are famous for their poetry in praise of Vishnu. The collection of their 4000 poems, known as ...
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false swearing on Bhagavadgita [closed]

False swearing on Bhagavadgita. I know its the at most sin. I lied my date of birth in the court. I am feeling worst guiltness for that. is there no way of getting closer to lord Krishna?
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Varaha Deity and Muslim

I came to know Varaha deity in Srimushnam temple taken in procession during festival times. Can anyone confirm this and explain the reason behind this act. Another important temple is the ...
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Does the phrase "Sri Mahavishnu Paramatma Sriman Narayana" occur outside the Vishnu Sahasranamam?

In the preamble to the Vishnu Sahasranama, the following verse occurs (see page 3): asya sri vishNOr divya sahasranAma stotra mahA mantrasya| sri vedavyAso bhagavAn RshiH| anushTup chandaH| sri ...
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Perceived Areas of Hindu God's Position [closed]

Lord Shiva - Kailash Parvat, Himalayas, Snow Lord Vishnu - Resting on Sheshnaag above Ocean Water Lord Brahma - Resting on Lotus Flower, Air (It may be correct or not) Any ideas? Any connection to ...
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The incarnations of Lord Vamana and Lord Parushurama

Here's the plot, according to Hindu mythology and the dashavatharas, chronologically, Lord Vamana incarnated before Lord Parushurama. According to the popular folklore and existing beliefs in Kerala, ...
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Buddha, Jesus, Prophet Muhammad, Mahavir, Sai Baba - Vishnu avatars? [duplicate]

Buddha, Jesus, Prophet Muhammad, Mahavir, Sai Baba - are all these avatars of Lord Vishnu? If yes, then Lord Vishnu should have more than 10 avatars and what is the timeline for all of them?
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Is the ultimate consciousness infinite?

I would like to know whether the ultimate consciousness is finite or infinite. Can anyone know the supreme being completely or even for the liberated souls, there would be something still they should ...
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Why do most saints put Shiva Namam on their forehead?

Most of the saints I have seen like Vishwamitra, Gautama Maharshi, Sri Madvirat Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swamy, Shirdi Sai Baba, Adi Sankaracharya etc put Shiva Namam on their forehead. Is it ...
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Can I put my own name and symbol for the Supreme Being?

God is one, the Supreme being (Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna, Lord Vishnu, Lord Rama and so on). All are the names of the supreme being who is not a human, but energy. Now, can I put my own name for that ...
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Some sources say End of Kaliyuga is near [closed]

(I’m re-posting the question in more suitable form and shall provide an answer with some more facts; please refute if you feel but let this be alive for people to see and comment/answer. I’m just an ...
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Which forms of God are considered Supreme? [closed]

What forms of God are considered to be the Supreme Being? Lord Krishna says about demigods that who worship demigods will get material desires, but to get moksha one must worship me only. Are Ganesha,...
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Why should rules be followed while worshipping?

We are given some ways to worship like burning camphor, doing abhishekam etc. It is said that when we doesn't follow all these God will not be impressed. It is also said that when one prays with ...
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What is the reason behind the existence of those many God representations? [duplicate]

God is represented in many ways with many names and symbols. Like Shiva, Vishnu, Krishna, Sun, Moon etc. However, the Supreme Being is still only one because the energy is inseparable. Is the reason ...
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Hayagriva : The Rakshasa and The Lord [duplicate]

In context to this question about Lord Hayagriva, considered as the avatara of Lord Vishnu, I have some clarification to do. Hayagriva, I think is not a Lord Vishnu's Avatar, but a Vishnu Himself but ...
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Does controlling one sense ease controlling other senses?

According to Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, senses drive towards the objects and the asuras will incarnate the sensual desires like wanting to eat something tasty, wanted to see something beautiful etc. ...
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Is Goddess Lakshmi goddess of happiness or wealth?

What does goddess Lakshmi symbolize. Does she represent happiness or wealth. Most of the people say that she is wealth but I refute it because, Lord Vishnu, the ruler of the life, her husband is the ...
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Why was Lord Shiva called as a Viragi and Lord Vishu as a sansaric vishnu when both are same?

It is said Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are the same and they both are supreme god, then why there is difference between them. Why was Lord Shiva called as a Vairagi and Lord Vishu as a sansaric vishnu?
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Who is God? or What is God? or What is ॐ? [duplicate]

Watched an episode (broadcast on 25/09/2014 on Life Ok) of "Devo Ke Dev Mahadev", an epic serial on Lord Shiva. From this episode i came to know that ॐ (Om/Aum) is the everything in which all universe ...
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Ninth avataram of Vishnu [duplicate]

Is Buddha ninth Avataram of Vishnu? But Lord Venkateshvara (Balaji) is also an avataram of Vishnu who came to earth in Kaliyuga(will be exists on earth to the end of Kaliyuga). Then Venkateshvara ...
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Why do Gods take avatar?

In the Ramayana, Shri Ram was an avatar of Vishnu; in the Gita or Mahabharata, Shri Krishna was an avatar of Vishnu. Everything they did in human form, they were perfectly able to do it in their ...

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