Whenever there is a crisis on earth, then God avoids that crisis by taking incarnation. Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu have incarnated on earth many times.
Thursday, which is Brihaspatiwar or Vrihaspativar, is dedicated to Vishnu and Brihaspati, the Guru of Devas. Thursday is also popularly known as Gurubar or Guruvar. Yellow is the colour of the day. A fast is observed on the day and food is consumed only once.
According to Puranas, Lord Vishnu’s wife is goddess Lakshmi. Lord Vishnu’s residence is the Ksheer Sea (Ksheer Sagar). Their bed is above Sheshnag. Kamal is produced from his navel, in which Brahma Ji is located. He holds Padma (Kamal) in his lower left hand, Gada (Comodaki) in his lower right hand, Chacha (Panchjanya) in the left hand, and Chakra (Sudarshan) in his right hand above.
In the basic texts of Hindu religion, according to the most traditional mythology, Vishnu is one of the three main forms of God. In the Puranas, Trimurti Vishnu is said to be the world’s champion. The other two forms of Trinity are considered as Brahma and Lord Shiva. Where Brahma is considered to be the creator of the universe, Shiva is considered a destroyer.
The belief that Vishnu and Shiva and Brahma are basically the same is also very much accepted. Vishnu has been recognized as an incarnation in various forms for the guidance of justice, the destruction of injustice and the direction of life (human) for proper guidance.
Lord Vishnu Maha Mantra
“Om Namo Narayanaya. Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya”
(ॐ नमोः नारायणाय. ॐ नमोः भगवते वासुदेवाय)
Coming up next week- Incarnations of God Vishnu