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Vishnu by Mind Map: Vishnu

1. Author

1.1. Palmer Coleman

2. Avatars

2.1. There are 10 avatars

2.2. 1-5 avatars

2.2.1. Matsya

2.2.1.1. 1st avatar

2.2.1.2. fish

2.2.2. Kurma

2.2.2.1. 2nd avatar

2.2.2.2. turtle

2.2.3. Varaha

2.2.3.1. 3rd avatar

2.2.3.2. boar

2.2.4. Narasingha

2.2.4.1. 4th avatar

2.2.4.2. lion

2.2.5. Vamana

2.2.5.1. 5th avatar

2.2.5.2. dwarf

2.3. 6-10 avatars

2.3.1. Parasurama

2.3.1.1. 6th avatar

2.3.1.2. brahma

2.3.2. Rama

2.3.2.1. 7th avatar

2.3.2.2. Ramayana

2.3.3. Krishna

2.3.3.1. 8th avatar

2.3.3.2. Mahabharata

2.3.4. Buddha

2.3.4.1. 9th avatar

2.3.5. Kalki

2.3.5.1. 10th avatar

2.4. General info

2.4.1. Vishnu may have had more and 10 is an estimate

3. General

3.1. Major God in Hinduism

3.1.1. popular deity

3.1.2. widely worshipped

3.2. Preserver of the universe

3.2.1. represented goodness and mercy

3.3. name

3.3.1. comes from Sankrit root "vish"

3.3.1.1. means to pervade

3.3.2. if you say it one tousand times it brings good luck

3.4. consort

3.4.1. Lackshmi

3.4.1.1. Goddess of wealth and fortune

3.4.1.2. she appears with all of Vishnu's incarnations

3.5. supreme form

3.5.1. Ishnara

3.6. How he gets around

3.6.1. Garuda

3.6.1.1. Kite like bird

3.6.1.2. symbolizes sky and sun

4. worshippers

4.1. Vishnavas

4.1.1. Devoted to Vishnu and all of his avatars

4.1.1.1. they worship Vishnu in his supreme form.

4.1.2. largest group in India

4.1.3. Their beliefs

4.1.3.1. gods had six special qualities

4.1.3.1.1. knowledge

4.1.3.1.2. power

4.1.3.1.3. supreme majesty

4.1.3.1.4. supreme strength

4.1.3.1.5. unlimited energy

4.1.3.1.6. self sufficiency

5. Visual

5.1. four arms

5.1.1. all hold different things

5.1.1.1. club

5.1.1.2. conch shell

5.1.1.2.1. Shankha

5.1.1.3. lotus

5.1.1.4. discus

5.2. drawn as a dark man

5.2.1. blue

5.3. dressed in yellow robe

5.3.1. called Pitanbara

5.4. drawn as...

5.4.1. sleeping on ocean waves

5.4.2. or standing and pointing in all directions

6. bibliography

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