Dasa-Avatars (10 main incarnations of Narayana)

Dasavatar10 main Avatars of Narayana Facebook Twitter Instagram Vimeo The peace-loving deity of the Hindu Trinity, Sriman Narayana (Maha Vishnu) is the Preserver or Sustainer of life. Sriman Narayana has incarnated in various life forms throughout different yugas (ages) in situations where Dharma was in danger, because of certain evil elements present in the world. …

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Lord Garuda

Lord Garuda Garuda, is the King of the birds, and the vahana (mount) of Sriman Narayana. Garuda is not separately worshipped as an independent God. He is worshipped together with Vishnu. He acts as a messenger between Heaven and Earth. OM TAT PURUSHAYA VIDMAHE SUVARNA PAKSHAYA DHIMAHI, TANNO GARUDA PRACHODAYAT Meaning: Om, I offer my salutations …

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Sri Rama Naumi

Sri Rama Naumi Rama Naumi is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama. In Rama Avatar, Sriman Narayana incarnates himself as Rama, the central character in the epic Ramayan.  In the epic, the character Rama is expected to show the world the characteristics of an ideal person, including ideal son, ideal husband, ideal …

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Maha Shivarathri

Maha Shivarathri Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence to Lord Shiva.  It is also known as Padmarajarathri. Shivaratri literally means the great night of Shiva or the night of Shiva.  OM TAT-PURUSHAYA VIDMAHE, MAHA DEVAYA DHIMAHI, TANNO RUDRA PRACHODAYAT Meaning: Om, I meditate on the great Purusha. O Supreme (Shiva), …

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Sri Hayagriva

Sri Hayagriva Hayagriva is an Avatar of Vishnu. He is not very popular amongst devotees in South Africa. He is revered as the God of knowledge and wisdom, with a human body and a horse’s head, white in color, representing purity, with white garments and seated on a white lotus.  OM VANISWARAYA VIDMAHE HAYA GRIVAYA DHIMAHI, …

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The Trimūrti (Holy Trinity)

Hindus actually only believe in one God, Brahman, the eternal origin who is the cause and foundation of all existence. The Gods of the Hindu faith represent different forms of Brahman. The Trimūrti is the trinity of supreme divinity in Hinduism in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified as a triad of deities, where Brahma is the creator, Narayana the preserver and Shiva the destroyer.