Friday, July 30, 2010

About Vishnu and his Consort Laxmi

Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi

About Vishnu and his Consort Laxmi

Lord Vishnu
, in his name the word “Vish” comes from Sanskrit root, it means to pervade. He is the second god from Hindu Trinity (Hindu triad-Trimurti) as sustainer or preserver of the entire Universe.

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” means “water” and also called as “Narayan-one who moves on the water”.

Lord Vishnu is depicted as a dark man with four arms holding a Club (Mace), a Conch shell (Shankha), a Discus (Chankra) and a Lotus (Kamal-flower). He is also well-known as “Pitambara” or “one with yellow garments” as he is mostly dressed in yellow colored robes.      

It is said that the holy river Ganga is originated from Lord Vishnu’s feet. God Vishnu is represented as in relaxation form on coiled Snake (Serpent or Ananta or Seshnaga) which floats on the cosmic ocean and also reclining. “Vaikuntha”, made with gold and adorned with jewels, is the dwelling place of Vishnu that is represented in Mahabharata.

Garuda” is considered as his vehicle and “Sudarshana Chakra” is his main weapon including discus and mace.

Vishnu's consort is Devi Lakshmi who is the goddess of fortune and wealth. It is believed that Devi Lakshmi has emerged from the “Samudra Manthan” and considered to be the daughter of saint Bhrigu and Khyati.

Goddess Laxmi
is a fair woman who wears red clothes, and is always depicted as pose of standing or sitting on a red lotus (flower Kamal). She is frequently worshipped by herself as "Sri, Dhana Lakshmi and Bhagya Lakshmi" as the goddess of wealth, good fortune and all things auspicious.

Lord Vishnu and his consort are very famous deities and also widely worshipped. The benefits of the worship detailed in “The Vishnu Purana”. Lord Vishnu 's 1,000 names whose repetition is believed to bring the great worth.

Narayan or Vishnu
is the Supreme Being and also worshipped as “Sri Satyanarayana Dev”.

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