‘Chaturvyuhas’ of Lord Vishnu (Four Aspects of Manifestation)

According to the Pancharatra or the Bhagavata, that largely preaches the cult of Vishnu-Narayana. This particular cult has put forward the theory that Vishnu who is considered as the Supreme Lord has four aspects of manifestation. They are the supreme which means the Para, the emanation which means the Vyutha, the incarnation which means the […]

Origin of Mohini Avataram, Story of Mohini incarnation’s birth

Origin of Mohini Avataram: Story of Mohini incarnation’s birth. Why Mohini Avatara of Lord Vishnu was originated? What is the story of Mohini Avataram? According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, the only female avatar of Lord Vishnu is named as Mohini. This name is derived from the verb root known as moha which […]

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. […]

Maha Vishnu, Garbhodakasayi Vishnu, Ksirodakasayi Vishnu: 3 Aspects of Lord Vishnu

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, the Sātvata-tantra largely describes three totally different aspects or forms of Lord Vishnu as initially as Mahā Vishnu, then as Garbhodakaśāyī Vishnu and next as Kṣīrodakaśāyī Vishnu Vishnu (Paramātmā). This is mentioned in Gaudīya Vaishnavism that belongs to the school of Vaishnavism. It is to be noted […]

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 […]

Vishnu: One among the Trimurti

The Trimurti in the English language means ‘three forms’. It is a concept that is largely mentioned in Hinduism which means “in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by the forms of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver, and Shiva the destroyer or transformer.” The three deities related […]

Other aspects of Vishnu that are commonly Worshipped in North India

Jagannatha is a Vaisnava deity who largely belongs to Puri in the state of Orissa which draws large number of crowds of devotees and pilgrims, mainly during the annual cart festival. It is to be noted that the image is usually made of wood logs. One of the specialties of this deity is its prominent […]