Lord Vishnu represents the aspect of the Supreme Reality is the Lord of protection & maintenance. His consort Lakshmi is the possessor of wealth. Goddess Lakshmi represents not only material wealth, but the wealth of eternal bliss.

Vishnu symbolizes the all-pervading protective aspect of the Supreme God, Brahman.Vishnu is reincarnated on earth from time to time, to destroy the evil in the world.

The prime ten incarnations of Sri Maha vishnu are: Read in detail…

Matsya (fish) : saves Sage Manu from floods and recovers the Vedas from demons.

Kurma (tortoise) : sustains the earth on his back.

Varaha (boar) : brings the earth back from the bottom of the ocean where it was dragged down by a demon, known as Hiranyaksha. Varaha kills the demon.

Narasimha (man-lion) : kills the demon King Hiranyakashipu, who was planning to kill his own son prahaladha, a devotee of Lord Vishnu. Read more about Prahaladha…

Vamana (dwarf) : the first human incarnation of the Lord, kills the demon King Mahabhali, who had deprived the gods of their possessions

Parasurama (the warrior with an axe) : saves Brahmins from the tyranny of the arrogant Kshatriyas.

Rama (the perfect man, king of Ayodha): kills Ravana, the demon king of Lanka.

Balarama (elder brother of Krishna): For some people the Elder Brother of Lord Krishna  is Regarded as an Avathar of Lord Vishnu but for others He is the avathar of Adhishesha.

Sri Krishna (the divine statesman) : the most popular incarnation. Krishna’s contributions throughout his life include the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna.

Kalki (a man on a white horse) : this incarnation is yet to come and will mark the end of all evil in the world.

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