INTRODUCTION Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswamy Temple is located at Narayanavanam, in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Kalyana Venkateswara, an aspect of Lord Vishnu. The temple is situated near puttur. According to legend, it is believed that Lord Venkateswara married Padmavati at this place and then went to Tirumala. Narayanavanam was then ruled by the great KingRead More →


LIFE HISTORY OF LORD RAMA INTRODUCTION Rama also called as Srirama and Sriramachandra Moorthy, is an avatar of Lord Vishnu, and he is widely worshipped throughout the world by the Hindus. Lord Rama though he is considered as a supreme Lord, but didn’t utilise his powers unnecessarily during the period ofRead More →


LIFE HISTORY OF LORD KRISHNA INTRODUCTION Lord Krishna, who is the great avatar of Lord Vishnu, is worshipped as the supreme deity by his devotees, throughout the world. Lord Krishna was born in the present day Mathura at Uttar Pradesh on 3,228 BC, and he lived a life span forRead More →


ANANTASAYANA MOORTHY INTRODUCTION Anantasayana Moorthy is a form of Lord Vishnu, who is seen in the form of sleeping posture in his divine Serpent bed in the Divine Ocean, Parkadal, in his abode Vaikunta. Though he appears in the form of sleeping posture, but actually he is doing intense meditationRead More →


PRAHALADA ANUGRAHA MURTHY INTRODUCTION Prahalada Anugraha Murthy is a form of Lord Narasimha, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, and in this form, his staunch devotee Prahalada can be seen seated on his lap, and he was embraced and hugged by Lord Narasimha, and only in this form, we can seeRead More →

VAIKUNTHA CHATURMURTI INTRODUCTION Vaikuntha Chaturmurti is a powerful aspect of Lord Vishnu, who contains four heads, and he is worshipped by the Hindus in Kashmir in the temples of Lord Vishnu. This form is considered to be the supreme manifestation of Lord Vishnu. He contains a human head, a lion head, aRead More →

INTRODUCTION The details about Sri Gajendra, the holy elephant were mentioned in Bhagavata Purana. This story tells us that how the great Lord Sri Vishnu Bhagavan is coming down to the earth from Vaikunta to safeguard his sincere devotees during their difficult times. According to Bhagavatam, Lord Vishnu come down toRead More →

INTRODUCTION Lord Satyanarayana is a form of Lord Vishnu, who is worshipped by his devotees during the full moon days. Satyanaravana Vratha is a famous vritham(fasting) which will be observed by the devotees during the performance of satyanarayana pooja. Though it is not compulsory to observe fasting, but observing fastingRead More →

Content ·         Introduction ·         Legends of the Vamanavtar ·         Iconography of Vamanavtar ·         Temples ·         Worship ·         Symbolism Introduction Vaman, the dwarf is the fifth incarnation of Vishnu and it took place in Tretayuga, the second Yuga. He appeared in the form of a dwarf brahmin, without any special anthropomorphicRead More →

Contents Introduction Ramayan Valmiki Ramayan Ramcharitmanas Ram in classical Sanskrut Literature Legends of Ram Avatar Birth Childhood Marriage Kaikeyi’s Demand and Ram’s Vanvaas Bharat’s Visit Read More →

Content ·         Introduction ·         Legends of the Parshuramavtar ·         Parshuram in the Ramayan ·         Parshuram in the Mahabharat ·         Iconography of ParshuramAvtar ·         Temples ·         Worship ·         Symbolism Introduction The sixth incarnation of Vishnu was a personality born to destroy not one or two evil forces or demons but aRead More →

Contents Introduction Legends of KrishnAvatar (Life) Birth Putanavadh Childhood Kaliyamardan Youth Govardhandharna Kamsavadh Dwaraka Marriage Nirvan Krishn in Mahabharat Bhagvadgita Iconography of KrishnAvtar Temples Vrindavan Puri Worship Janmashtami The most famous Avatar Balram and Krishn Introduction The Blue god Krishn is the eighth and probably the most famous incarnation ofRead More →

Contents Introduction The Kalki Avatar Iconography Temples Symbolism References Introduction Kalki is the tenth and future incarnation of Vishnu. It is predicted in various puranas and other texts that Vishnu will incarnate himself as Kalki at the end of Kali Yuga. Kalki is predicted as the destroyer of ‘Mlechhas’ TheRead More →

Content Introduction The Buddha Avatar Iconography Introduction Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism is revered as the ninth incarnation of Vishnu. The great ascetic is a preacher who opened the doors of ‘Dharma’ to the common people. He showed to the world the way of ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence). The Buddha AvatarRead More →

Contents Introduction Legends of the Narsimhavtar Iconography of Narsimhavtar Temples Worship Symbolism Introduction The fourth incarnation of Vishnu is Narsimh – the half man, half lion form. He took this form to free the world from the clutches of the demon king Hiranyakashipu. सिंहस्य कृत्वा वदनं मुरारि: सदा करालं चRead More →

Content ·         Introduction ·         Legends of the Varahavtar ·         Iconography of Varah ·         Temples ·         Worship ·         Symbolism   Introduction Being the protector of this earth, Vishnu saves it from calamities and demons. Though there is no destruction of Asuras in his first two Avatars. But he took his thirdRead More →

KURMAVTAR ·         Introduction ·         Legends of the Kurmavtar ·         Legend of Mohini ·         Iconography of Kurmavtar ·         Temples Introduction Vishnu protects the universe in many ways. In his second incarnation, he seems to be a firm support to preserve the lost things of value e.g. Amrut (nectar). Though he incarnatedRead More →

Introduction Vishnu is the protector and preserver of the universe. He is the upholder of the moral order and hence known as the most prevalent god of the Hindu Trinity. Vishnu stands for the cohesive force representing consistency of existence.  He incarnates himself to destroy evil forces and restore dharmRead More →