A divinity of the modern Hindu trimurti, or trinity. He is regarded as the preserver, while Brahma is the creator, and Siva the destroyer of the creation.
one of the three chief gods of the Hindu pantheon; said to have had nine incarnations, or avatars, among which was Krishna
part of the Trimurti, the three major gods; Shiva and Brahma are the other two.
1) A name for the all-pervasive, supreme Reality. 2) One of the Hindu trinity of gods, representing God as the sustainer of the universe. Rama and Krishna are the best known of His incarnations.
Preserver, one of three Gods together with Brahma and Shiva.
One of the three major Gods in the Hindu religion; the Maintainer or Sustainer of the Creation. Ram and Krishna were manifestations of Vishnu.
The second deity of the Hindu Trimurti; the perserver. He is held to be the personal expression of Brahman-Atman and is often worshiped through his two avatars, Krishna and Rama.
One of the gods of the Brahmanic trinity, 'the protector' usually mounted on garuda; he generally has four arms, holding the disc, the conch, the the bowl, and the club; Vishnu has many avatars, such as Krishna.
(VISH nu) Hindu god, the Sustainer.
The preserver as the second Godhead in the Hindu trinity. His name stems from the root 'vish', all pervader. In many places today he is the most popular deity in Hindu worship.
One of the trinity of Gods who is worshipped by the hindus as the preserver of the universe.
One of two main gods in Hinduism. He is usually worshiped in the form of one of his avatars, Krishna and Rama.
One of the major Hindu Gods. Member of the puranic trinity who is associated with preservation and protection. Appears in many forms and is usually represented with the attributes of sankha (conch) and chakra (disk), padma (lotus), and gada (club).
The Creator God, who with three steps measured out the universe.
the third of the principle gods of Hinduism, worshiped as the protector and preserver of worlds
Visnu A Hindu god. With Brahma and Shiva forms the Trimurti.
The God embodying the Iswara's power of maintenance of the universe
the Sustainer; a Hindu divinity worshipped as the preserver of worlds
(Lit. the All—pervading Spirit.) A name of the Supreme Lord; the Preserver God, the Second Person of the Hindu Trinity, the other two being Brahma and Siva.
One of the Celestial Trinity; He is considered to be the Preserver of the Universe
(“Worker”) — the deity who is worshiped by the Vaishnavas and who has had nine incarnations, including Rama and Krishna, with the tenth incarnation ( avatara)—Kalki—coming at the close of the kali-yuga
One of the three primary Gods of Hinduism
sahasranãm Scripture extolling the thousand sacred names of Vishnu, creator in the trinity of governing demigods, and God of the Vaishnavs. One of the eight scriptures accepted as authoritative by Bhagwãn Swãminãrãyan.
part of the primary Hindu trinity of gods, the preserver or caretaker of the universe, who must balance everything that exists, and whose constant action (karma) keeps everything running; worshipped in many forms all over India, especially as Rama and Krishna.
One of the gods of the Hindu trinity; see trinity
A god associated with preservation and love.
Hindu deity, the preserver.
The Preserver God; the Second of the Hindu Trinity, the other two being Brahma (Creator) and Shiva (Destroyer).
The second aspect of the Hindu trinity. God in his aspect of preserver. Vishnu is frequently shown with four arms, and holds the discuss -sudarshan-chakra, the mace, conch shell, and lotus. According to the doctrine of the avatara, Vishnu incarnates as a human being in every age for the good of the world.
Sccond of the Hindu triad of divinities, a benevolent deity with Lakshmi as his consort, god of plenty and prosperity, credited with the work of sustaining the universe.
Hindu God of preservation. Consort to the Goddess Lakshmi.
God in the form of the preserver of the universe
Sanskript Visnu, "all-pervader" -- second member of the Hindu trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva), called the "Preserver" and supposed to have had several human incarnations, including Krishna.
Maintainer of the universe ( one of the triad of Brahma, Vishnu, Maheshwara: creator, maintainer, and destroyer of the universe respectively); also One name of God in Hinduism
Member of Hindu Trinity. Means to pervade. Related to the Great Ocean of Pisces and Waters of Genesis.
one of the two great gods of Hinduism
Second aspect of the Hindu trinity; the Preserver.
A Hindu deity.
("pervader"). Major deity and member of Hindu trinity with Brahma and Shiva. Seen as the preserver of the universe and embodiment of goodness and mercy. To Vaisnavites, Vishnu is the supreme deity (Isvara) who becomes incarnate in times of crisis and declining dharma. Vishnu is usually depicted standing, holding weapons, or reclining on a serpent.
The Brahman, later Hindu, god of sacrifice; widely worshipped. (p. 324)
one of the three principal figures in the Hindu trinity; associated primarily with the temporal maintenance or preservation of creation, Vishnu is the most popular of the three, having numerous incarnations or avatars. See also Brahma and Shiva.
Vishnu (IAST , Devanagari ), (honorific: Sri Vishnu) also known as Narayana is the Supreme Being or Ultimate Reality for Vaishnavas and a manifestation of Brahman in the Advaita or Smarta traditions.