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Narayana


Narayana is a Hindu creator god, mentioned in epic and Puranic texts. He is semi-synonymous with Vishnu, but specifically describing the embodiment of the "abode of man." The deity is said to have sucked his toe while sailing the primordial ocean on a banana leaf, until his own inspiration created the world. He is often depicted as supported by the bird god Garuda. A.G.H.


Source:

Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 178


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