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Yes, Lord Vishnu is also called Shiva in few versions of Vishnu Sahasranama. For example, Shiva appears as 27th name in Vishnu Sahasranama found in Mahabharata: Anusasana Parva: 17 सर्वः शर्वः शिवः सथाणुर भूतादिर निधिर अव्ययः संभवॊ भावनॊ भर्ता परभवः परभुर ईश्वरः 17 sarvaḥ śarvaḥ śivaḥ sthāṇur bhūtādir nidhir avyayaḥ saṃbhavo bhāvano ...


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Vishnu Purana(4.11.4) says: यदोर्वंशं नरः श्रुत्वा सर्वपापैः प्रमुच्यते । यत्रावतीर्णं कृष्णाख्यंपरं ब्रह्मनराकृति || yador vaṁśaṁ naraḥ śrutvā sarva-pāpaiḥ pramucyate | yatrāvatīrṇaṁ kṛṣṇākhyaṁ paraṁ brahma narākṛti || Hearing of the dynasty of Yadu, one becomes free of all sins. In that dynasty appeared Kṛṣṇa, the supreme Brahman in ...


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Yes. Bhagavatam gives clear direction of 24 Avatars in Canto 1 Chapter 3. A spiritual seeker should always remember the difference between BRAHMAN and BRAHMA, viz while Brahma is one of the Trinities, BRAHMAN referred to in Vedas and Upanishads refer to the Sachidananda swaroop of the Formless & Supreme Tatva - " SATYAM GNAANA, ANANTAM BRAHMA, who is ...


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Matsya Purana- Chapter 260 - Shloka 36 gives us the basic meaning of this three steps of Vamana as "Pervading all the universe" . तथा त्रिविक्रमं वक्ष्ये ब्रह्माण्डक्रमणोल्बणम्। पादपार्श्वे तथा बाहुमुपरिष्टात् प्रकल्पयेत् ।। 260.36|| Now about the Vamana form of lord striding the three worlds , as if pervading all the universe . Shri Adi ...


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Vishnu among Adityas is actually Lord Vishnu's incarnation Vamana. Sri Vallabhacharya, Sri Madhusudhana Saraswati, Swami Ramsukhdas, Sri Neelkanth and Sri Dhanpati translate the BG10.21 verse आदित्यानामहं विष्णु as Vamana. More details can be found here and in the below post: Is Vishnu one of the names of Vamana? Rudra is also an incarnation of Lord Shiva ...


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The story of Kalanemi after getting killed by Vishnu is mentioned in Garga Samhita. Kalanemi regained life with the help of Shukracarya and then performed severe austerities. He got a boon from Brahma and then born as Kamsa in his next life. The story mentioned is: Shri Bahulashva said: Who was this very powerful demon Kamsa? O great sage, please ...


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