Who is the Vishnu God?
Anantasana owes his name to Vishnu, a character from Hindu mythology that inspired the Anantasana posture.
Vishnu, also known as Vishu, Narayana, Purushottama or Hari, is one of the most important gods of India, belonging to Trimurti alongside Brahma and Shiva. Indeed, it is the Hindu god of protection and time, restoring order in confusion with Garuda, its dedicated frame.
To do this, it must represent many avatars such as Krishna or Rama. The Asana Anantasana, also known as Vishnu's posture, is derived from the image of the Hindu god lying on a numbered snake. Discover a new version of God that you have never seen before.
Vishnu, an essential god in Buddhist culture?
The Vishnu God is venerated as the Savior and the guardian of humanity. It is difficult to determine when the worship of Vishnu started because there is no written record. This God of Hinduism is not at all mentioned in the Vedas (Holy Scriptures), and it is rather linked to Indra (Shiva).
Vishnu, like Mithra before him, was originally represented as a "benevolent" and "solar" god. Then, like Shiva and Brahma, he became a member of the Trimurti. Its goal ? Go down on earth and help people while protecting the universe with his horse / Aigle Garuda (serpent with several heads), all accompanied by a snake with several heads.
Vilnouism is the name of the Hindu religion that venerates Vishnu. He married Lakshmi, goddess of wealth and luck, or bhumi (symbol of the earth), that the God of India preserves floods.
What does the Vishnu God look like?
The Vishnu God is shown asleep on a snake at several heads, representing the dormant world floating on the primordial waters in the best-known representation. In reality, when it awakes, creation begins.
Vishnu is blue, wears a golden crown (Kirita-mukuta) and has four arms, each holding a conch (Shankha), a disc surrounding its index (Chakra), a lotus (Padma) and a club (Gadha) .
The many avatars of the Hindu Hindu God Vishnu
When the world is in danger, Vishnu, Hindu divinity of mythical origin, must take avatars (Avatras) to help cosmos and restore order. As a result, he takes various forms depending on the situation, like Rama (the hero) and Krishna (the ruthless warrior), who are both venerated. Other aspects include:
- Matsya, the fish is one of the oldest Hindu gods.
- Then the Great Turtle Kurma.
- Vaâha, the boar.
- Narasimha, the man-lion.
- The Vamana Dwarf.
- Parashurama, the Prince Fighter.
- Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha, was a wise and a spiritual leader who lived in India at the sixth century BC.
- Kalkî, the day of the last judgment.
Vishnu's place in yoga?
Did you know that Vishnu had his own yoga posture? The Vishnu posture, also known as the position of infinity, is called Anantasana in Sanskrit. "Ananta" is another name for this God in India, which he was saying that he was a snake at several heads.
The best known representation of the Hindu god represents it sloping slightly aside on Ananta, the longest snake in the world. That's why Vishnu's posture is known under this name. The benefits of this health posture are numerous, including the stretching of the legs, back and tissue muscles.
- Tonifies the muscles of the basin, hips and abdomen.
- Reduce the sufferings of arthritis.
- Relieve fatigue and tension.
- Reduce inflammation.
- Gently massage the root chakra.