Anamika S Jain is a Social Media Consultant and Blogger. She is passionate about topics like Alternative Health Therapies and Hindu Mantras.
Avatars of Lord Vishnu
According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Vishnu plays the role of the preserver of the Universe. He is also a member of the Hindu Trinity, the others being Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva. According to Vishnu Sahasranamam, Vishnu is considered as the supreme god and worshiped with great reverence. In order to protect and preserve the World Vishnu manifested to the world in a variety of forms, called Avatars.
According to the Bhagavad gita, whenever evil gains ascendance, God incarnates on earth to restore dharma, punish the evil and protect the weak and the righteous.These avatars are famous as ‘dasavatar’ or the 10 avatars of Mahavishnu. These incarnations are Matsya , Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha , Vamana , Parashurama, Rama, Krishna, Buddha and Kalki. Among these nine of them have occurred in the past and the last one is supposed to take place at the end of Kali Yuga. Vishnu is worshiped as himself or as Lakshmi-Narayana along with his consort Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth. He is also worshiped as any of his avatars. Sri Salagrama is worshiped as a symbol of Vishnu in Hindu households.
Lord Vishnu is normally seen reclining on the great serpent AdiShesha or Ananda in the Ocean of Milk which is why he is also known as Ananta Padmanabha. The lotus of the creative power springs from his navel. The color of his body is that of the dark clouds. Vishnu has four hands, each holding a conch shell, sudarshana chakra, mace and lotus respectively. Around his neck he wears the auspicious Kaustubha gemstone. His vehicle is the Garuda. Vishnu Mantra forms the part of prayers offered to the lord.
Given below are some of the mantras of Lord Vishnu.
Lord Maha Vishnu Mantras
“Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya”
"Om Namo Narayanaya"
VANDE VISHNUM BHAVABHAYAHARAM
Vishnu- Gayatri Mantra
"Aum Narayanaye Vidmahe
Tanno Vishnu Prachodayat".
Dr. O. P. Sudrania on February 05, 2012:
Thanks for your lovely blog with the sacred message of Hinduism slowly being discarded in the name of secularism. Keep up your good work in the interest of humanity. Are these prayers of Lord Vishnu from Sri Vishnu Purana? Please also try to explain the four limbs with its esoteric significance alongwith the four instruments in His Four Limbs.
May the Lord bless you with Divine Soul to continue your good work and human service.
LKM Chelvan on November 30, 2011:
I am searching the Lyrics of Daily use Prayer song on Sri Narayana Satakam. I am unable to get it from your website.
Kindly arrange to send me a copy the above said Lyrics-preferably written in Tamil to study by my family members daily as Prayer.
Please inform me the correct website, from which, I will browse and copy it for my use.
Kindly treat this as urgent and do the needful. Thanking you and awaiting your early action and response.
Very truly yours,
LKM Chelvan, December 01, 2011
gnrao from 37,west periasamy road,r.s.puram coimbatore 641002 tamil nadu india on March 04, 2010:
hearty compliments on doing such a fine job.May Lord
Maha Vishnu give you longlife,peace and prosperity.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on April 12, 2009:
Thanks for the visit Happy World and ratnaveera.
ratnaveera from Cumbum on March 13, 2009:
Dear Anamika, Thanks for posting this great Hub containing the mantra of supreme God Lord Vishnu!
Happy World from Slovenia, Europe on March 12, 2009: