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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.]
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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
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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
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The definitions should be like so: a is the deity of everything, red is its color, it has power over everything, a: Parasakti, white, attraction, i: Visnu, dark, protection.
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One of the earliest Sanskrit texts, though its date is uncertain--the Visnu Purna--makes it clear that the Himalayas formed the frontier of India.
The Angulos--Bhagavan, Govinda, Narayana, Mukunda, Krsna, and Jagadisa--were homeschooled, along with their older sister, Visnu, by their mother in the apartment they all shared in a Lower East Side public-housing tower.