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Hari, in Hinduism, means divine manifestation, especially in the forms of Vishnu and Krishna, but also as holy men and lawgivers. In Puranic text Hari means through which Brahman becomes manifest (Visnu Purana 1, 22); he becomes equated with the form of a personal creator God.

(See also Hari) A.G.H.


Bowker, John, The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, New York, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. 409