Identifying Gods/Goddesses in India - Vishnu

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Lesson

The Hindu gods have identifying characteristics that make them easy to recognize when you see them in temples or other settings. The Trimrti are the three major gods of India which are Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. Brahma is not often visually represented, so Vishnu and Shiva are seen the most. Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, Shiva the destroyer. Vishnu has 10 incarnations or avatars. These are partial incarnations and don’t represent the fullness of Vishnu.

Outline

I. Introduction

A. Trimrti - 3 faces

B. Vishnu

C. Shivites

II. Description of

A. Vishnu

B. Rama

C. Hanuman

D. Lakshmi

E. Krishna

F. Radha

G. Baby Krishna

Duration

57 min

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