Biographies | Devtaa
See also Avataar
Vishnu literally means one who pervades everywhere. He is predominantly
Saatwik and is responsible for preservation. To protect Dharm and to
punish A-Dharm, he takes incarnations. Till today His 9 incarnations
are famous - (1) Varaah (Wild Boar), (2) Matsya (Fish), (3) Koorm or
Kashchap (Tortoise), (4) Narasinh (Man-lion), (5) Vaaman (Dwarf), (6)
Parashurama, (7) Shree Raam, (8) Shree Krishn and
His name comes among 12 Aaditya born from Kashyap and Aditi - Mitra, Savitr, Aaryaman, Daksh, Bhag, Ansha, Twashtra, Pooshan, Shaktra, Vyvaswatha and Vishnu. These are the 12 spokes of the wheel of time(Kaalachakra) .
Bhoo Devee and Lakshmee are the two consorts of Vishnu who is the termed as sustainer among the Tri-Moorti - Brahmaa, Vishnu and Mahesh. Vishnu is supposed to be lying with his head in the laps of Lakshmee and legs in the laps of Bhoomi Devee. Incidentally, these two are represented by Mercury and Venus, who get exalted in Kanyaa and Meen Raashi - On which the Kaal Purush is supposed to lying with his head in Meen Raashi and Legs in Kanyaa Raashi.
In order to spread that God is one, this Sahastra Naam contains names of Shiv, Skand, Ganesh, Soorya, Agni etc. Not only these, but even Rishabh,Vardhamaan etc are also mentioned - they are the names of Jain Teerthankar names.
But many names are very common for Him
Anantshayan - who sleeps on Anant serpent
Created by Sushma Gupta on 5/27/03
Updated on 10/01/13