Lord Vishnu (Narayana, Keshava): Who is Lord Vishnu?

lord-vishnu's 24 avataras

lord-vishnu's 24 avataras

Lord Vishnu is one of the Supreme God in Hinduism. The Lord is affiliated as Bhagavan belong to the category of Trimurti. The abode of this particular Lord is Vaikuntha and Ksheera Sagara. The mantra related to this Lord is ‘Om Namo Narayanaya’, ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya’, ‘Om Vishnave Namaha’. Sudarshana Chakra and the Kaumodaki Mace are the weapons of this Lord. His consort is Lakshmi and the mount is Garuda.

In the Vaishnavism, Vishnu is venerated as the Supreme Being and is a Vedic Supreme God. In Hinduism religion, the Lord is also worshipped in his different avataras. He is also called as Hari or Narayana. He is venerated as Supreme Purusha or Purushottama in all of Hindu Vedic sacred scriptures such as Vedas, Puranas and Bhagavad Gita.

It is to be noted that Lord Vishnu as Parameshwara (supreme God) and Paramatman (supreme soul) are declared in the Vishnu Sahasranama. It largely explains Lord Vishnu as develops all elements within, governs the Universe and originates, one who supports and sustains, the creator and destroyer of all existences, the master of—and beyond—the past, present and future and the All-Pervading essence of all beings.

The Lord’s supreme status is wholeheartedly declared in all of Hindu sacred texts such as Bhagavad Gita, Yajurveda and Rigveda. Vishnu as one of the five important forms of God is venerated by Smarta followers of Adi Shankara.

It is to be noted that Bhagavata Purana and Sattva Puranas declare Vishnu as Supreme God. It is to be highly noted that the Lord incarnates on Earth in order to eradicate the evil forces from time to time, to largely restore the Dharma and to successfully liberate the worthy devotees or followers from the cycle of births and deaths.

Lord Vishnu with Sudarshana Chakra

Lord Vishnu with Sudarshana Chakra

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