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Forms of Vishnu

Lord Vishnu has assumed innumerable forms for the benefit of the mankind. He is of infinite forms. Among these, the 10 Incarnations such as Matsya, Kurma etc and 24 forms such as Kesava, NARAYANA etc only are familiar to all. The Gayathri Mantra and Mahamantra describes the various forms of Lord Vishnu. Each letter in Gayathri Mantra and Mahamantra represent one form of Lord Vishnu. The 24 forms of Lord Vishnu is given below

 

Gayathri Mantra

 Om Bhorba Vassuvaha

Tatsa Vithur Varenyam Bhargodevasya Deemahi Deyoyona Prasaddhayat

Maha Mantra

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

 
1 Kesava
2 Narayana
3 Madhava
4 Govindha
5 Vishnu
6   Madhusudhana
7 Trivikrama
8 Vaamana
9 Sridhara
10 Rishikesha
11 Padmanabha
12 Dhamodhara
13 Sankarshana
14 Vaasudeva
15 Pradhyumna
16 Aniruddha
17 Purushothtama
18 Adhokshaja
19 Narasimha
20 Achyuta
21 Janaardhana
22 Upendra
23 Hari
24   Krishna