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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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(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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(ˈvɪʃ nu)

“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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This was stated by Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Ahmed Hassan Moughal while exchanging views with Embassy of Indonesia Head of Economic and Commercial Department Wisnu Suryo Hutomo during his visit to the chamber.
The construction of the giant Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue in the area of GWK Cultural Park, Ungasan, Jimbaran Bali, has finally been completed.
This was shared by Indonesian Embassy Islamabad Minister Counselor Wisnu Suryo Hutomo.
Wisnu Suryo Hutomo Minister Counselor of the Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad.
'Big deal na kami nila Arki Wisnu and Mario Wuysang na parehong Fil-American tumulong sa pag-improve ng Indonesian basketball.
Senior diplomat from the Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad Wisnu Suryo Hutomo was also present on the occasion appreciated the AIOU-ICRS' collaborative partnership, hoping it will pave the way of regular interaction working togather in the areas of common interest.
CLS KNIGHTS 63 - Edwards 21, Williams 17, Enguio 4, Gemilang 4, Lish 4, Nugroho 4, Wisnu 4, Kurniawan 3, Hidayat 2, Ardiansyah 0, Baskoro 0, Utomo 0.
CLS KNIGHTS 67 - Williams 19, Edwards 17, Hidayat 8, Nugroho 6, Jensen 6, Utomo 4, Gemilang 3, Lish 2, Baskoro 2, Ardiansyah 0, Wisnu 0
For an example is Wisnu Jatmiko, a researcher from Faculty of Computer Science-University of Indonesia.
It is also located close to Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park.