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Vishnu

Syllabification: Vish·nu
Pronunciation: /ˈviSHno͞o
 
/
Hinduism

Definition of Vishnu in English:

A god, originally a minor Vedic god, now regarded by his worshipers as the supreme deity and savior, by others as the preserver of the cosmos in a triad with Brahma and Shiva. Vishnu is considered by Hindus to have had nine earthly incarnations or avatars, including Rama, Krishna, and the historical Buddha; the tenth avatar will herald the end of the world.

Origin

from Sanskrit Viṣṇu.

Derivatives

Vishnuism

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌizəm/
noun
Example sentences
  • Shivaism, Vishnuism and Saktiism had been the model for most of Khmer artifacts and stone sculptures.
  • Through the story the popular cult was accommodated in the legend of Krishna and thus in Vishnuism.
  • This perception of matter as being also divine has its roots in the Indian philosophy of Vishnuism which Iyengar follows: ‘In the philosophy of Vishnuism, nature and spirit both are eternal.’

Vishnuite

2
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Many Vishnuite works are said to be revealed by iva who acts as an intermediary between us and higher spheres.
  • The Vishnuite Image of Sankarshan is found in the very heart of the Buddhist university of Nalada.
  • This piece of hand-painted cloth with natural pigments was hung behind the divinity and belonged to the Vishnuite sect know as the Pushtrimaga.

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