Vishnu


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Vish·nu

 (vĭsh′no͞o)
n. Hinduism
One of the principal Hindu deities, worshiped as the protector and preserver of worlds. Vishnu is often conceived as a member of the trimurti along with Brahma and Shiva.

[Sanskrit Viṣṇuḥ.]

Vishnu

(ˈvɪʃnuː)
n
(Hinduism) Hinduism the Pervader or Sustainer: originally a solar deity occupying a secondary place in the Hindu pantheon; later one of the three chief gods, the second member of the Trimurti; and, later still, the saviour appearing in many incarnations
[C17: from Sanskrit Viṣṇu, literally: the one who works everywhere]
ˈVishnuˌism n

Vish•nu

(ˈvɪʃ nu)

n.
“the Preserver,” the second member of the Hindu Trimurti, along with Brahma the Creator and Shiva the Destroyer, believed to have descended from heaven to earth in several incarnations.
[< Skt viṣṇu]
Vish′nu•ism, n.
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Noun1.Vishnu - the sustainerVishnu - the sustainer; a Hindu divinity worshipped as the preserver of worlds
Trimurti - the triad of divinities of later Hinduism
References in classic literature ?
Here, on the night when the shrine was completed, Vishnu the Preserver appeared to the three Brahmins in a dream.
carrying its curse with it) from one lawless Mohammedan hand to another; and still, through all chances and changes, the successors of the three guardian priests kept their watch, waiting the day when the will of Vishnu the Preserver should restore to them their sacred gem.
The Hindoo whale referred to, occurs in a separate department of the wall, depicting the incarnation of Vishnu in the form of leviathan, learnedly known as the Matse Avatar.
These were fervent Brahmins, the bitterest foes of Buddhism, their deities being Vishnu, the solar god, Shiva, the divine impersonation of natural forces, and Brahma, the supreme ruler of priests and legislators.
The Vishnu Purana says, "The house-holder is to remain at eventide in his courtyard as long as it takes to milk a cow, or longer if he pleases, to await the arrival of a guest.
That is active duty," says the Vishnu Purana, "which is not for our bondage; that is knowledge which is for our liberation: all other duty is good only unto weariness; all other knowledge is only the cleverness of an artist.
IANS Vishnu Manchu, known for action and comedy roles, will a romantic hero in his upcoming Telugu film"Gayatri".
Dasavatara (ten incarnations) of Vishnu have been carved on the northern wall of the Baba Bankhandi darbar.
Vishnu is the only son of Ramanathan and his wife Lakshmi.
Los de Vishnu se llaman lingajos: son bobos de intelecto, de cuerpo debil, miembros chuecos y colores varios.
Legend 2: The Battle of lord Vishnu and the Demon Narakasura In this story of the triumph of good over evil, Narakasura, a demon king who had terrorised his entire kingdom and was infamous among his subjects for his bad deeds, was destroyed by Lord Vishnu.