31 Facts About Lord Vishnu

1. Lord Vishnu has ten well-known avatars that figure prominently in Hindu myth.

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2. Lord Vishnu is often depicted in the form of Krishna, as he appears in much of the Mahabharata.

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3. Lord Vishnu is one of the most popular gods in Hindu art and culture, and is represented in many different forms.

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4. Lord Vishnu appeared on earth a third time as Varaha, the boar.

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5. The Lord Vishnu is adorned with new poshaks, jewellery and flowers.

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6. Lord Vishnu rests on Anant—Sesha the four rainy months every year.

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7. Lord Vishnu is one of the widely worshiped gods in India.

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8. Lord Vishnu represents Sattvaguna and is the centripetal force as it were, responsible for sustenance, protection and maintenance of the created universe.

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9. Lord Vishnu is a Hindu god, the Supreme God of Vaishnavism and one of the three supreme deities (Trimurti) of Hinduism.

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10. Lord Vishnu told the gods and demons they should use Mount Madura as a churning stick, and the giant serpent, Vasuki, as a rope.

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11. Lord Vishnu rides on the King of Birds, Garuda, who is an eagle.

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12. Lord Vishnu is the second god in the Hindu triumvirate.

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13. Lord Vishnu is the on of the god from the Hindu triumvirate.

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14. Lord Vishnu is often pictured with his consort, Lakshmi, and usually has four arms.

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15. Lord Vishnu would constantly come down to earth in the form of Lord Narayana in order to deliver messages or to make sure that things are going according to the Divine plan.

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16. Lord Vishnu is typically shown with four arms, but two armed representations are found and discussed in Hindu texts on artworks.

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17. Lord Vishnu rocks are a type of volcanic sediment found in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA.

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18. Lord Vishnu is known as Upulvan or Uthpala Varna, meaning Blue Lotus coloured.

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19. Lord Vishnu is referred to as Gorakh in the scriptures of Sikhism.

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20. In some Vaishnava Puranas, Lord Vishnu takes the form of Rudra or commands Rudra to destroy the world, thereafter the entire universe dissolves and along with time, everything is reabsorbed back into Vishnu.

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21. Lord Vishnu is equated with Brahman in Bhagavata Purana, such as in verse 1.2.11, as "learned transcendentalists who know the Absolute Truth call this non-dual substance as Brahman, Paramatma and Bhagavan.

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22. Lord Vishnu is the primary focus of Vaishnavism-focused Puranas genre of Hindu texts.

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23. Lord Vishnu is described to be permeating all object and life forms, states S Giora Shoham, where he is "ever present within all things as the intrinsic principle of all", and the eternal, transcendental self in every being.

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24. In other hymns of the Rigveda, Lord Vishnu is a close friend of Indra.

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25. Lord Vishnu is described in the Vedic literature as the one who supports heaven and earth.

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26. Lord Vishnu is a Vedic deity, but not a prominent one when compared to Indra, Agni and others.

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27. Lord Vishnu writes, atha yad visito bhavati tad visnurbhavati, "that which is free from fetters and bondages is Vishnu".

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28. Lord Vishnu holds a padma in his lower left hand, Kaumodaki gada (mace) in his lower right hand, Panchajanya shankha (conch) in his upper left hand and the Sudarshana Chakra (discus) in his upper right hand.

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29. Lord Vishnu is one of the five equivalent deities worshipped in Panchayatana puja of the Smarta Tradition of Hinduism.

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30. Lord Vishnu is the "preserver" in the Hindu triad that includes Brahma and Shiva.

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31. Lord Vishnu is one of the principal deities of Hinduism, and the Supreme Being or absolute truth in its Vaishnavism tradition.

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