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 Brahmanbecomes manifest (Visnu Purana 1, 22); he becomes equated with the form of a personal creator God.

(See also HariA.G.H.


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