Aspects of Early Viṣṇuism
Visnu holds a divinity of highest rank among the Hindus. In the present work, the author has made an attempt to sketch the main features in the character of Visnu as they appeared in different ages.
The book has an enlightening introduction, a list of abbreviations, four indices and detailed footnotes.
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Visnu as a liberal and beneficent god
Visnu and the sun
Visnu and Indra
Visnu Indra and the vajra
The three strides
Visnu and the mountains
The gods names
Visnus relations with other gods
The gods exploits
The tortoise the churning of the ocean
The sacrificial post
Some other beliefs in connection with Visnu
A His sleep 89 B Visnu and the thumb 91 C Visnu the doorkeeper
The gods abode 93 E The sala grama 94 F The soma
Emblems and attributes
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A. K. Coomaraswamy according Aditi Agni ancient India animal appear associated asuras Asvins Atharvaveda avataras banner believed boar brahman Caland called cattle ceremonies character Compare conception connection considered cult deities Dhatar divine e.g. Mbh earth Eisenschmiede Eliade epic epithet evil fertility festival Geldner god's goddess gods Hillebrandt Hinduistic Hopkins idea identified Indian Indra invoked Keith king Kirfel Krsna Kubera Laksmi Leipsic lightning lord lotus Macdonell Mahabharata mantras Maruts means mentioned Meyer mountains myth Mythology navel ojas Oldenberg originally Paris passages pervaded Prajapati prosperity Purana rain refer regarded relations Religion represented Rgveda rites ritual Ruben sacrifice Sanskrit Sarasvati Savitar Sayana similar Siva Soma srestha sriyah stanza strides texts Thesis Utrecht thou tree Tvastar universe vaja vajra Varuna Vayu Veda Vedic Vedic Mythology vegetation victory ViPur Visnu Visnuism Vrtra wealth welfare Whitney-Lanman word worship