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Scriptsविष्णु SanskritHindiMarathi വിഷ്ണു Malayalam ವಿಷ್ಣು Kannada విష్ణు Telugu விஷ்ணு Tamil
PronouncedPron.VISH-noo SanskritEnglish
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Meaning & History

Probably means "all-pervasive" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Vishnu is the protector and preserver of the universe, usually depicted as four-armed and blue-skinned. By some Hindus he is regarded as the supreme god.
VariantBishan Hindi

Categories

gods, supreme gods
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute