Story of Narasimha Avatar – Why Lord Vishnu incarnated as Narasimha Swamy

Lord Narasimha Swamy killing Hiranyakashipu

Narasimha Avatara is the fourth Avatara of Lord Vishnu. The story of Narasimha Avatara is also mentioned in Padma Purana’s Uttara Khanda. Once, goddess Parvati expressed her desire to know about all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Continuing with the various incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Lord Mahadeva told Parvati — Sage Kashyapa had two mighty sons from Diti — […]

Nara-Narayana | Lord Vishnu’s Avatar

Nara Narayana is an Avatar of Lord Vishnu. The Lord’s abode is Badrinath. It is to be noted that Nara-Narayana is a Hindu deity pair. The preserver-Lord Vishnu on earths, the twin-brother incarnation is Nara-Narayana. The Swaminarayan Temple located in Ahmedabad has the primary deity the twin form of NarNarayan Dev. The Lord Vishnu is […]

Lord Vishnu as Vasudeva, Sankarshana, Pradyumna & Aniruddha

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, there are several shades and senses of meaning of the esteemed term avatar within the Hindu Dharma. It is to be highly noted that Purusha avatars are largely described as the original or the initial avatars of Vishnu within the said Universe. They are Vasudeva, Sankarshana,   Pradyumna […]

Parashurama Avatar – Purpose of Vishnu’s incarnation of Parashurama

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Sri Parashurama Avatara is the sixth Avatara of Lord Vishnu. The story of Parashurama Avatara is also mentioned in Padma Purana’s Uttara Khanda. Once, goddess Parvati expressed her desire to know about all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Continuing with the various incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Lord Mahadeva told Parvati — Describing Lord Vishnu’s incarnation as Parshurama, […]

24 Avatars of Vishnu: 24 incarnations of Lord Vishnu

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As per the Puranas and other sacred scriptures, Lord Vishnu incarnated 24 times in 24 avatars. These also include the popular 10 incarnations (Dashavatar) of Vishnu. Sanatkumara, Vyasa, Dhanvantari, Nara Narayana, Kapila, Rishab, etc are also known among the Lord’s 24 incarnations. Kalki Avatar is the final incarnation of 24 manifestations of Lord Vishnu. Here […]

Story of Vamana Avatar | Purpose of Lord Vishnu’s Vamana Avatara

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Vamana Avatara is the fifth Avatara of Lord Vishnu. The story of Vamana Avatara is also mentioned in Padma Purana’s Uttara Khanda. Vamana is a form of Lord Vishnu who had appeared as a dwarf Brahmin (Brahmin child – Brahmin Brahmachari). Once, goddess Parvati expressed her desire to know about all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Continuing […]

21 Avataras of Lord Vishnu

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In the Bhagavata Purana, innumerable avatars of Vishnu are mentioned. Among them forty avatars are specific. In the first book, listed numerically are the Twenty-two avatars of Vishnu. They are as follows: Four Kumaras are the four Sons of god Brahma. Varaha is the Lord who battled with Hiranyaksa and lifted the earth out of […]

Vaikunta: Lord Vishnu’s abode

Vaikunta: Lord Vishnu’s abode. Vaikunta Lokam is the abode of Lord Vishnu where he stays with Lakshmi on Ocean. Vaikunta Loka in Scriptures, Vaikunta Mahatmya. Lord Vishnu is largely described as having four-armed, holding a lotus, mace, shankha (conch) and chakra (discus) and the divine blue colour of water-filled clouds. This description is given in […]

Story of Matsya Avatar – How & Why Maha Vishnu incarnated as Fish

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Matsya Avatara is the first Avatara of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu’s fish incarnation also marks the beginning of Dashavatara. The story of Matsya Avatara is also mentioned in Padma Purana’s Uttara Khanda. Once, goddess Parvati expressed her desire to know about all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Lord Mahadeva replied– Lord Brahma had created numerous […]

Prsnigarbha, Lord Vishnu who created the planet Dhruvaloka

Among the many Avatars of Lord Vishnu, Prsnigarbha is one of the significant Avatar who largely appeared just before Lord Dhruva. According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, he successfully created the planet called as Dhruvaloka for the perfect habitation of Dhruva. As per the local legends, many ancient text mentions that Lord Vishnu […]

Mohini Avatar: Lord Vishnu’s Female incarnation

Mohini is an affiliation or avatar of Vishnu. The weapon in Her hands are known as Mohini-astra that is used for seduction and Sudarshana Chakra. Her consort is Lord Shiva. According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, among avatar of the Hindu god Lord Vishnu, Mohini is the only female avatar of the Lord. […]

Kalki Jayanthi 2017 | Kalki Avatara Jayanti

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Kalki Jayanthi is the appearance day of Lord Kalki. Lord Kalki is believed as the tenth incarnation of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu. In 2017, Kalki Jayanthi date is July 28. It is observed on Shukla Paksha Sashti in Shravan Maas. As per Hinduism, Kalki avatar appears at the end of the Kali Yuga. In South […]

Varaha Avatara Story, Varaha incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Varaha Avatara of Lord Vishnu

Varaha Avatara Story, Varaha Avatar Katha of Lord Vishnu. Boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Varaha Jayanti story, what is the story of Varaha Jayanthi festival. In ancient times there were two brothers named Hiranyakashipu and Hiranyaksha. They were demons born to sage Kashyapa Muni. They flaunted uncommon bodily features and had steel-like frames which grew […]

Story of Rama Avatar – Why Lord Vishnu incarnated as Sri Rama

Sri Rama Avatara is the seventh Avatara of Lord Vishnu. The story of Rama Avatara is also mentioned in Padma Purana’s Uttara Khanda. Once, goddess Parvati expressed her desire to know about all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Continuing with the various incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Lord Mahadeva told Parvati — Describing about Sri Rama’s incarnation Lord Mahadeva […]

Story of Kurma Avatar – Why Lord Vishnu incarnated as Turtle (Tortoise)

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Kurma Avatara is the second Avatara of Lord Vishnu. The story of Kurma Avatara is also mentioned in Padma Purana’s Uttara Khanda. Once, goddess Parvati expressed her desire to know about all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Lord Mahadeva replied — Durvasa was the son of Sage Atri. Once, he went to Indraloka to see Indra. At that […]

Some facts about Nara-Narayana

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, the name “Nara-Narayana” is derive from the Sanskrit terms and it can be broken into Nara and Narayana. As per the meaning of the language, Nara largely means human and on the other hand Narayana refers to the deity of the same name. According to the Monier-Williams […]

Vishnusahasranama Stotram – Names meanings in Telugu

Here is the list of Vishnusahasranama Stotram’s Names meanings in Telugu.. The list of names begins with Vishwam and ends with Sarvapraharanayudha. విష్ణు సహస్రనామ స్తోత్రము లోని విష్ణువు వేయి నామములు- 1నుండి 1000 వరకు 1) విశ్వం – మనకు గోచరమగు దృశ్యమాన జగత్తంతయు తానైన వాడు. 2) విష్ణు: – విశ్వమంతయు వ్యాపించి ఉన్నవాడు. 3) వషట్కార: – వేద స్వరూపుడు. 4) భూత భవ్య భవత్ […]

Lord Muthappan: A manifestation of Shiva & Vishnu

In the Coorg region of Karnataka and in North Malabar region of Kerala, Sree Muthappan is a popular folk Hindu deity who is commonly worshiped with much dedication and devotion by the devotees and pilgrim belong to the Hindu religion. According to the Sanskrit language, the name of the deity is known as Muthappan and […]

Significance of Shaligram

Shaligram is considered as Lord Vishnu himself. It is the stone worshipped by Vaishnavas mostly. Shaligram is also known as Shaligram Shila by the Vaishnavas, as they usually use that word. Shaligram Shila is the sacred stone worshipped across the world. According to one of the Beliefs in Vaishnava, whoever worships the Saligram, must obey […]