Tag Archives: Vishnu

Vishnu’s Kalki Avatar


Kalki is believed to be Vishnu’s tenth and final of the Dashavatar (ten incarnations). It is believed that when Krishna left the Earth, the world passed into Kali Yuga (dark ages) where goodness and purity were diminished and darkness reigned. Kalki will appear at the end of Kali Yuga, riding a white horse and carrying a sword of fire. His appearance …

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Is Buddha A Vishnu Avatar?


Is Buddha A Vishnu Avatar? Regular readers will know that we have been writing about Lord Vishnu’s incarnations, known as Dashavatar, by dedicating a separate written piece to each one. You can read about them here. There is a lot of debate and controversy over who was Vishnu’s 9th avatar. Some oppose the idea that it was Buddha, as he himself …

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Shri Krishna Leela Stories – Vishnu’s 8th Avatar


Shri Krishna Leela Stories – Vishnu’s 8th Avatar There is no way to fit the entirety of all the Shri Krishna Leela Stories into one single article. There is just so much to cover, so much to say, so much to learn from Lord Krishna’s time on Earth. From birth in Mathura, to upbringing in Gokul and Vrindavan, to establishing his …

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Lingaraj Temple – One of the Finest “Purely Hindu” temples


Lingaraj Temple Towering over the city of Bhubaneshwar in the Eastern Indian state of Odisha, is the Lingaraj temple. The temple complex is over 1100 years old, covers an area more than 250,000 square feet and rises 180 feet into the sky. It is Bhubaneshwar’s main landmark and best-known tourist attraction as well. History Of Lingaraj Temple The temple’s name, …

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Vishnu’s Rama Avatar & Ramayana Summary


Vishnu’s Rama Avatar & Ramayana Summary Possibly one of the best known Hindu deities, it is difficult to summarise the role of Rama and the epic Ramayana in just one article, but I will do my best! So here is my Ramayana summary! The Story of the Ramayana The story of the Ramayana starts in the heavens. Mother Earth, Bhumidevi, …

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Harihara – Combined Depiction Of Vishnu And Shiva


Harihara – Combining Vishnu And Shiva If you are familiar with Hinduism, you will know that it is a somewhat divided religion with varied sects and branches. Amongst those branches is Vaishnavism, which is the term for followers of Vishnu and Shaivism, which is the term for followers of Shiva. This can be divisive and there are often arguments about which …

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The Story Of Parashurama Vishnu’s Sixth Avatar


The Story Of Parashurama, Vishnu’s Sixth Avatar There are three prominent characters in Hinduism with the name Rama. Rama from Ramayana, Balarama (Krishna’s Brother) and Parashurama. Chronologically, Parahsurama was the first of the three and his name translates as Rama with an axe. Born to the sage Jamadagni, thought to be a direct descendant of Brahma, Parashurama was given the …

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The Vamana Story – Vishnu’s Fifth Avatar


The Vamana Story – Vishnu’s Fifth Avatar As A Dwarf When Prahlad became king of the asuras (demons) after his father Hiranyakashipu was killed by the fourth Vishnu avatar, Narasimha, the asuras became known for their kindness and generosity. It is disputed whether Mahabali, the asura king in this story, was the son or grandson of Prahlad, but in either case, …

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