Divine manifestation, in Hinduism
, especially in the forms of Viṣṇu
, but of innumerable different figures also—including ṛṣis
and lawgivers. Because Hari is the means through which Brahman
becomes manifest (Viṣṇu Purāṇa
1.22), he becomes equated with the personal form of God
in general (īśvara).
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