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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kalki Jayanthi 2022 | 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 2022, Kalki Jayanthi date is August 3. 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 […]

Narayana | Lord Sri Maha Vishnu

Narayana is another name of Lord Vishnu, and this name is mentioned several times in the Puranas. He is also known as Lakshmi Narayana, when he appears along with his consort Ma Lakshmi, and he is worshipped as the supreme god, by the Vaishnavites. As per legend, once there lived a Brahmin whose name was […]

Chakradhari | Lord Vishnu with Sudarshana Chakra

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Chakradhari denotes Lord Vishnu, the one who holds the Divine Sudarshana Chakra in one of his hands, and the holy Chanku in his another hand, and he is also called as Shanku Chakradhari. Sudarshana Chakra is given good importance in the Puranas, since only through the use of this divine weapon Lord Vishnu had destroyed […]

Can we offer Bilva Leaves to Vishnu?

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Yes, we can always willingly offer the Bilva Leaves even to Lord Vishnu, since Bilva leaves are also considered to be an aspect of Ma Lakshmi Devi. In one of the Holy Texts of Hinduism, it is written that Ma Lakshmi Devi resides in the Bilva Tree, and Lord Shiva is also considered be a […]

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 […]

Lord Vishnu is the one who grants Salvation to his devotees

Lord Vishnu is the one who grants salvation to his devotees, and this can be explained with the help of an example. Once, there was a Pandya King, whose name was Vallabhadevan, and once, he had got a doubt, that among the several deities in Hinduism, which deity would grant salvation easily! He has also […]

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 — […]

Parashurama Avatar – Purpose of Vishnu’s incarnation of Parashurama

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, […]

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 […]

Bhagavatha Anugraha Moorthy

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Lord Vishnu is called as Bhagavatha Anugraha Moorthy, since he has showered his unlimited and unconditional grace on to the Bhagavathas like Dhruva, Prahalada and Narada. Lord Vishnu has given suitable position to his Bhagavathas, and apart from the Divine Bhagavathas, he also showers his grace on normal Bhagavathas like us. Lord Vishnu is also […]

1st Avatar of Lord Vishnu

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Lord Vishnu had so far taken nine avatars, and among those avatars, his first Matsya avatar is considered as an important avatar, since he has taken this avatar in order to protect a few holy persons from deluge, and the significance of this avatar is mentioned in Vedic texts, Puranas, bhagavatam and in the great […]

Pattu Peethambaradhari

Dhoti also known as Veshti in Tamil is also known as Peethambaram, when it is adorned to the deities present in the temples. Lord Vishnu when he is adorned with Peethambaram, made out of silk material, is famously called as “PATTU PEETHAMBARADHARI”. Ancient people used the parlance Peethambaram for Dhotis. Lord Vishnu is very much […]

Who is the Most Powerful God – Lord Shiva or Lord Vishnu?

Both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu contain great powers, and we could see in some pictures, that Lord Shiva worships Lord Vishnu, whereas, in some pictures, we could see Lord Vishnu worships Lord Shiva. The union of both of these two powerful gods are known as “SANKARANARAYANAN”, and a popular temple is dedicated for both […]

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. […]

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 […]