Upulvan | Guardian Deity in Sri Lanka

Lord Upulvan is worshipped as a guardian deity in Sri Lanka, and he is also considered to be the protector of Sri Lanka from evil forces, and also he guards the holy texts of Buddhism. Upalvan contains blue coloured body, and he appears similar to Lord Buddha. He is considered as an incarnation of Lord […]

Madhusudana | Lord Vishnu as destroyer of demon Madhu

Madhusudana is one of the names of Lord Vishnu, and the name is mentioned in the Vishnu sahasranama, a famous stotra of Lord Vishnu, which contains his 1000 names. Lord Vishnu is called as Madusudana since he destroyed the powerful demon Madhu. Once two powerful demons named as Madhu and Kaitabha were born from the […]

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 […]

1st Avatar of Lord Vishnu

matsya avatar

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 […]

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 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 […]

Vishnu Purana

The Vishnu Purana is one of the eighteen Mahapuranas, and it is considered as a holy text of Hinduism. It contains the details of Lord Vishnu, his avatars and about his famous devotees like Narada, Prahalada, Thumburu and Dhruva. According to Vishnu Purana, Lord Vishnu is considered as the main god and all the other […]

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

Bali vamana story

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Ashta Vasus | Attendant Deities of Lord Vishnu

In Hinduism, the Vasus are residing at Swarga Loka with Lord Indra and they obey his instructions. The Ashta Vasus are described in the Ramayana as the children of Kasyapa and Aditi and in the Mahabharata as the sons of Manu or Brahma Prajapati. They are the eight gods who represents the Pancha bhootas, and […]

Lord Vishnu | Adideva | The Preserver

Ananta Sayana Vishnu

Lord Vishnu is the god of protection, and he is protecting the entire universe through his supreme powers. He is said to be residing in the Vaikunta along with Mata Lakshmi, and he is also called as Lakshminarayana, and he is surrounded by his sincere devotees like Narada, Tumbura, Bhakta Prahlada and Garuda. The origination […]

Kalki Jayanthi 2020 | 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 2020, Kalki Jayanthi date is July 25. 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 […]

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

kurmavatara of Lord Vishnu Tortoise incarnation

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 […]

Parashurama Avatar – Purpose of Vishnu’s incarnation of Parashurama

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

matsya avatar

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 […]