Vishnu, Preserver of the Universe

Vishnu is called “the Preserver of the Universe.” He is said to be omnipresent and without shape, but is usually shown as crowned, four-armed, and blue (the color of clouds full of water); wearing earrings, with a jewel and a garland of flowers around his neck; holding a mace, chakra, lotus, shankha (conch used as a trumpet); and resting on Ananta, the infinite, immortal snake. 

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