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Vishnu


He has more names than Vishnu.
  a Hindu divinity worshipped as the preserver of worlds
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Vishnu is often depicted with four arms and is said to have a thousand names.

In many Hindu denominations, Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver), and Shiva (the destroyer/transformer) represent the three primary aspects of the divine.
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  • He has more names than Vishnu.
  • Carol had difficulty enlisting Dad’s interest while she lectured about the teachings of Vishnu, as he watched the White Sox games on television.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • There is the story of Vishnu incarnated as Vamana the dwarf.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • 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.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days

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  • 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.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • When the evening came, he made friends with barber’s assistant, whom he had seen working in the shade of an arch in a building, whom he found again praying in a temple of Vishnu, whom he told about stories of Vishnu and the Lakshmi.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • 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."
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Thy fiery rays fill the whole universe with their radiance and scorch it, 0 Vishnu!
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • CHAPTER XII The Ganges, though flowing from the foot of Vishnu and through Siva’s hair, is not an ancient stream.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • A devotee of Lord Vishnu.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things

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  • You are now officially an avatar of Vishnu, whose teachings were misinterpreted by some of his more zealous followers.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • In further explanation let me say that Brahm is taught, by the same sacred books, as a Triad—Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Trimurti rules-that is, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Immediately Vishnu takes on his full cosmic size.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Jesus, Mary, Muhammad and Vishnu, how good to see you, Richard Parker!
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Vishnu preserve me, Allah protect me, Christ save me, I can’t bear it!
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • When the evening came, he made friends with barber’s assistant, whom he had seen working in the shade of an arch in a building, whom he found again praying in a temple of Vishnu, whom he told about stories of Vishnu and the Lakshmi.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Mount of Vishnu, whose beak smashes chariots.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Vishnu, in his wisdom, had seen that there must be a balance between the metropolis and the wilderness.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Vishnu Vishnu Vishnu regarded regarded regarded Brahma Brahma Brahma … They sat in the Hall of Mirrors.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Vishnu Vishnu Vishnu regarded regarded regarded Brahma Brahma Brahma … They sat in the Hall of Mirrors.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Vishnu Vishnu Vishnu regarded regarded regarded Brahma Brahma Brahma … They sat in the Hall of Mirrors.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • After the space of three cigarettes, Vishnu cleared his throat.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Why else in recent years would the god Vishnu be moved to incarnate among men, other than to teach them the Way of Enlightenment?
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Brahma stood, considered the mirrors, considered Vishnu.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Vishnu passed from the Garden of Brahma’s Joys; and as he departed, the Mistress of Death entered there.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • I have decided that Vishnu will have been the Buddha, for historical and theological purposes.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Jesus, Mary, Muhammad and Vishnu!
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • I felt like the sage Markandeya, who fell out of Vishnu’s mouth while Vishnu was sleeping and so beheld the entire universe, everything that there is.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • I felt like the sage Markandeya, who fell out of Vishnu’s mouth while Vishnu was sleeping and so beheld the entire universe, everything that there is.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Before the sage could die of fright, Vishnu awoke and took him back into his mouth.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Thank you, Lord Vishnu, thank you!
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Vishnu the Preserver and Yama-Dharma, Lord of Death, have covered the whole of Heaven, rather than just the City-as it was in days of old-with what is said to be an impenetrable dome.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Vishnu smiled.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • He exclaims in horror: When I look upon Thy blazing form reaching to the skies and shining with many colors, when I see Thee with Thy mouth opened wide and Thy great eyes glowing bright, my inmost soul trembles in fear, and I find neither courage nor peace, 0 Vishnu!
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Vishnu, the Preserver, held the entire Celestial City within his mind, until the day he circled Milehigh Spire on the back of the Garuda Bird, stared downward and the City was captured perfect in a drop of perspiration on his brow.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Vishnu, being the Preserver, had done this for a reason.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "We need another creator in a hurry," said Vishnu.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "Might it not be wise," asked Vishnu, "to ascertain the cause of this occurrence before proceeding?"
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "I do not feel that we have any great problems at the present time," said Vishnu.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • In the company of Vishnu, they entered into the City.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "Ganesha, Vishnu and the new Brahma have already approached Agni, to fill the place of the Destroyer," said Kubera.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Perhaps Lord Vishnu goes forth….
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Why should Vishnu come-now?
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Vayu raised both arms, and a wind like a hurricane hammered the mount of Vishnu, whose beak smashes chariots.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Vishnu was heard to say that the wilderness had come into the City at last.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Heaven is without one for the first time-as Vishnu rules, preserving.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Vishnu ruled in Heaven.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • He was repelled by the combined powers of Ratri and of Vishnu, but he succeeded in escaping into incorporeality before Agni could bring his wand to bear upon him.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Vishnu was not pleased, later being quoted as having said that the City should not have been defiled with blood, and that wherever chaos finds egress, it will one day return.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Vishnu [5] , Shiva [4] , Brahma [5]
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