long and happy married life. For peace and
happiness and to get rid of evil forces. Lord Vishnu represents
the aspect of the Supreme Reality is the Lord of protection & maintenance.
His consort Lakshmi is the possessor of wealth, which is a necessity
for maintenance. Goddess Lakshmi represents not only material wealth,
but the wealth of grains, courage, valour, offsprings, success,
luxurious life, eternal bliss.
Vishnu symbolizes the all-pervading protective aspect of the Supreme
God, Brahman. However, according to Hindu mythology, Vishnu is reincarnated
on earth from time to time, to destroy the evil in the world.The
four arms indicate Lord's omnipresence and omnipotence. The right
side of the body represents the creative activities of the mind
and the intellect. The left side symbolizes the activities of the
heart; that is, love, kindness, and compassion.
The following ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu are described in Hindu
mythology and are popular among Hindus. These incarnations reveal
the help rendered by God during various stages of human evolution.
Matsya (fish)---saves Sage Manu from floods and recovers
the Vedas from demons.
Kurma (tortoise)---sustains the earth on his back.
Varaha (boar)---brings the earth back from the bottom of
the ocean where it was dragged down by a demon, known as Hiranyaksha;
Varaha kills the demon.
Narasimha (man-lion)---kills the demon King Hiranyakashipu,
who was planning to kill his own son, a devotee of Lord Vishnu.
Vamana (dwarf)---the first human incarnation of the Lord,
kills the demon King Mahabhali, who had deprived the gods of their
Parasurama (the warrior with an axe)---saves Brahmins from
the tyranny of the arrogant Kshatriyas.
Rama---kills Ravana, the demon king of Lanka.
Sri Krishna---the most popular incarnation; Krishna's contributions
throughout his life include the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita to
Buddha---Hindus consider Buddha as an incarnation of Lord
Vishnu and accept his teachings, but do not directly worship him.
Kalkin (a man on a white horse)---this incarnation is yet
to come and will mark the end of all evil in the world.
Lord Vishnu is also called Nilameghashyamalan - possessing a complexion
the colour of the dark clouds. As proof that opposites attract,
Vishnu's outer appearnce is dark while he is associated with the
santha gunam, bringing light & peace to the world. He rests on the
ocean on his bed of Adisesha (serpent with 1,000 heads ). Any time
Lord Vishnu sees great trouble, He takes an avataram to rescue the
people from evils. He is all merciful, ever rushing to serve his
devotees. In the form of Mahavishnu he has four arms wielding the
chakra, conch, lotus & the gadha in his four arms.
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