Lord Vishnu is one of the peace-loving and chief Hindu deities in Trinity (Trimurti) means the second god of as Preserver or Sustainer of the Universe worshiped as the protector as he represents mercy and goodness.
Hindu God Vishnu is the restorer of dharma (moral order) having resolute principles or order, truth and righteousness. Whenever the values are under terror or out of order, Lord Vishnu emerges out of his superiority to restore order and peace on the earth.
It is said that there was nothing in the existence before the creation of the universe expect water. Due to this Vishnu is said to be the “Cosmic ocean Nara” meaning water and also called as “Narayan”- one who moves on the water”.
Lord Vishnu is declared as supreme God-Parmeshwara and supreme soul-Paramatma according to Vishnu Sahasranama.
In Purana, Lord Vishnu is described as four armed holding Conch, Discus, Lotus and Mace. Every arm has its own representation with the thing which he holds.
In lower right hand which represents the creative tendency or revolving,
Vishnu holds the Conch as a symbol of the five elements.
In upper right hand which represents the cohesive tendency
Vishnu holds the Discus (Chakra, Wheel) as a symbol of the mind and shining like the sun.
In upper left hand which represents the tendency towards liberation and dispersion
Vishnu holds the Lotus as a symbol of the causal power of illusion, from which the world rises.
In lower left hand which represents the notion of individual existence
Vishnu holds the Mace as a symbol of primal knowledge also represents the elemental force from which all mental and physical powers derive.
The Conch (SHANKH) is named as “PANCHJANYA”.
PANCHJANYA is the fountain evolving the five elements,
Water, Fire, Air, Earth and Sky (or space).
When the Conch is blown it makes a sound.
This is associated with primal sound from which first creation developed.
Like Shiva, Vishnu was originally a minor deity with only five out to 1,028 hymns addressed to him, in the Rig Veda.