Picture of the Week: Vishnu Bhagwan

Vishnu Bhagawan

Vishnu Bhagawan

(CHAKRA) Vishnu (also spelled as Visnu) is the Supreme god in the Vaishnavite tradition of Hinduism. Smarta followers of Adi Shankara, among others, venerate Vishnu as one of the five primary forms of God. In almost all Hindu denominations, Vishnu is either worshipped directly or in the form of his ten avatara, most famous of whom are Lord Ram and Krishna. The Trimurti (3 forms) is a concept in Hinduism “in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by the forms of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver, and Shiva the destroyer or transformer.

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  1. says

    It is a nice photo of the Lord Vishnu. I hereby add the prayer to His Lotus Feet in my most humble submission.

    shaanta-kaaram bhujaga-shayanam padma-naabham suresham
    vishwa-dhaaram gagana-sadrisham megha-varanam shubhaangam.
    lakshmi-kaantam kamala-nayanam yogi-bhi-dhyaana-agamyam
    vande vishnum bhava-bhaya-haram sarva-lokaika-naatham.

    Meaning of the Vishnu Mantra

    I sing praise to Lord Vishnu.
    He who has the peaceful (shaanta-)
    demeanor and visage (-kaaram).
    He who sleeps and reposes (-shayanam)
    on the serpents (bhujaga-).
    He who has a lotus shaped (padma-) navel (-naabham).
    He who is the master and lord
    of all the gods (suresham).

    I pray to the Lord Vishnu.
    He who holds (-dhaaram) the
    universe (vishwaa-) in his hands.
    He whose vision (-sadrasham) exceeds
    beyond all the skies (gagana-).
    He whose color and visage (-varanam) is
    changeable like the clouds (megha-).
    And he who is filled with goodness (shubh-)
    in every part (-aangam) of his body.

    I sing praise to the Lord Vishnu.
    He who is the husband (-kaantam)
    of the goddess of wealth (-lakshmi).
    He whose eyes (-nayanam) are surreal
    like a lotus flower (kamala-).
    And he who yogis yearn to reach (-agamyam)
    through meditation (-dhyaana).

    I sing praises (vande-) to the Lord Vishnu (-vishnum).
    He who removes (-haram) all our fears (-bhaya)
    due to our inborn nature (-bhava).
    And he who is the master (-naatham) of the
    entire (-sarva) universe and creation (-lokaika).

    What better description can be of the Lord of the Universe. May the Lord grace us all with His benevolent bounties, generosity and blessings. I bow to thee.

  2. says

    Omh Namoh Bhagwate Vasu Devayah!
    Shri Vishnu is the preserver of the Trinity. His hands hold a “Shankha (Conch shell )” as a symbol of spread of the divine mantra “Ohm”; and “Chakra” (discus), as the wheel of time; and a “Padma(Lotus) which is example of glorious existence and a “Gada (Mace)” symbolizing the power and the punishing capacity of Shri Vishnu.

    His vehicle the mighty bird “Garuda” . His dark blue color represents the passive and formless ether As he pervades everything. He rests on the bed of the powerful, coiled serpent, “Sheshanag” who represents the sleeping universe.

  3. says

    Thank you for sending the auspicious Darshan of Bhagwan Vishnu at the dusk and of Sri Ganesh the Vighneshwar in the early morning. I needed it badly. Thank you Chakra Team. Both Darshans were highly appreciated.

    Jayla, nice description. May Lord bless us all.

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