Narayana

Hindu - A sage. A son of Dharma. When he and Nara were attacked by Dambhodbhava, Nara created a host of deadly missiles from a handful of straw and put the attacking army to flight. He is depicted as having four hands. Called Narayana, Brahma, Brahma, Brahman, Vaivarta, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Absolute, Ananta, Astakarna, Brahman, Dhatar, Dhatri, Grandfather, hamsa, Hiranyagarbha, Ishvara, Kala, Kamalasana, Mahadeva, Padma-Nabha, Pitamaha, Prajapati, Purusha, Svayambhu(va), Varaha, Vishvakarma, Buddhist Janardana, Vairocana, Cambodian Prah Phrom, Japanese Bon-Ten-O, Dainichi, Thai Phrom, Buddha, Buddha, Dharmaketu, Narayana, Siddata, Aditya-Bandhu, Amitayas, Amitayus, Bhagavan, Bhagavat, Boodh(a), Budh, Gautama, Gonge(n), Gotama, Jina, Mahakapi, Mahaparinirvanamurti, Navasvaraja, (Prince) Sidda(r)ta, Sammassambuddha, Shaka Muni, S(h)akya(muni), S(h)akyasinha, Sidd(h)artha, Siddhattha, Sugata, Tathagata, Vessantara, Vipassin, Chinese Fo, Japanese Butsu(da), Shotoku, Shotuku, Tibetan Sangyas, Tshangs-pa, Shakyamuni, Hiranya-garbha, Hiranya-garbha, Gold Germ, Golden Nucleus, Golden Womb, Narayana, Naroyana, Naroyana, Narayana, Vishnu, Vishnu, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kesava, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.
Hindu - A name of Brahma as "one who moves the waters or of Vishnu." In some accounts, identified as Narayana, Brahma, Brahma, Brahman, Vaivarta, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Absolute, Ananta, Astakarna, Brahman, Dhatar, Dhatri, Grandfather, hamsa, Hiranyagarbha, Ishvara, Kala, Kamalasana, Mahadeva, Padma-Nabha, Pitamaha, Prajapati, Purusha, Svayambhu(va), Varaha, Vishvakarma, Buddhist Janardana, Vairocana, Cambodian Prah Phrom, Japanese Bon-Ten-O, Dainichi, Thai Phrom, Buddha, Buddha, Dharmaketu, Narayana, Siddata, Aditya-Bandhu, Amitayas, Amitayus, Bhagavan, Bhagavat, Boodh(a), Budh, Gautama, Gonge(n), Gotama, Jina, Mahakapi, Mahaparinirvanamurti, Navasvaraja, (Prince) Sidda(r)ta, Sammassambuddha, Shaka Muni, S(h)akya(muni), S(h)akyasinha, Sidd(h)artha, Siddhattha, Sugata, Tathagata, Vessantara, Vipassin, Chinese Fo, Japanese Butsu(da), Shotoku, Shotuku, Tibetan Sangyas, Tshangs-pa, Shakyamuni, Hiranya-garbha, Hiranya-garbha, Gold Germ, Golden Nucleus, Golden Womb, Narayana, Naroyana, Naroyana, Narayana, Vishnu, Vishnu, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kesava, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.
Hindu - A name of Krishna or of Vishnu. Between creations. Occasionally identified as Narayana, Brahma, Brahma, Brahman, Vaivarta, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Absolute, Ananta, Astakarna, Brahman, Dhatar, Dhatri, Grandfather, hamsa, Hiranyagarbha, Ishvara, Kala, Kamalasana, Mahadeva, Padma-Nabha, Pitamaha, Prajapati, Purusha, Svayambhu(va), Varaha, Vishvakarma, Buddhist Janardana, Vairocana, Cambodian Prah Phrom, Japanese Bon-Ten-O, Dainichi, Thai Phrom, Buddha, Buddha, Dharmaketu, Narayana, Siddata, Aditya-Bandhu, Amitayas, Amitayus, Bhagavan, Bhagavat, Boodh(a), Budh, Gautama, Gonge(n), Gotama, Jina, Mahakapi, Mahaparinirvanamurti, Navasvaraja, (Prince) Sidda(r)ta, Sammassambuddha, Shaka Muni, S(h)akya(muni), S(h)akyasinha, Sidd(h)artha, Siddhattha, Sugata, Tathagata, Vessantara, Vipassin, Chinese Fo, Japanese Butsu(da), Shotoku, Shotuku, Tibetan Sangyas, Tshangs-pa, Shakyamuni, Hiranya-garbha, Hiranya-garbha, Gold Germ, Golden Nucleus, Golden Womb, Narayana, Naroyana, Naroyana, Narayana, Vishnu, Vishnu, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kesava, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.
Hindu - The cosmic egg floating on the primordial waters. Occasionally identified as Narayana, Brahma, Brahma, Brahman, Vaivarta, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Absolute, Ananta, Astakarna, Brahman, Dhatar, Dhatri, Grandfather, hamsa, Hiranyagarbha, Ishvara, Kala, Kamalasana, Mahadeva, Padma-Nabha, Pitamaha, Prajapati, Purusha, Svayambhu(va), Varaha, Vishvakarma, Buddhist Janardana, Vairocana, Cambodian Prah Phrom, Japanese Bon-Ten-O, Dainichi, Thai Phrom, Buddha, Buddha, Dharmaketu, Narayana, Siddata, Aditya-Bandhu, Amitayas, Amitayus, Bhagavan, Bhagavat, Boodh(a), Budh, Gautama, Gonge(n), Gotama, Jina, Mahakapi, Mahaparinirvanamurti, Navasvaraja, (Prince) Sidda(r)ta, Sammassambuddha, Shaka Muni, S(h)akya(muni), S(h)akyasinha, Sidd(h)artha, Siddhattha, Sugata, Tathagata, Vessantara, Vipassin, Chinese Fo, Japanese Butsu(da), Shotoku, Shotuku, Tibetan Sangyas, Tshangs-pa, Shakyamuni, Hiranya-garbha, Hiranya-garbha, Gold Germ, Golden Nucleus, Golden Womb, Narayana, Naroyana, Naroyana, Narayana, Vishnu, Vishnu, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kesava, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.
Thai - The Thai version of Vishnu. Father of Anomatan. Narayana is said to have had ten incarnations which differ somewhat from those attributed to Vishnu in the Indian version. The list includes the fish Matsya, the tortoise Kurma, the boar Varaha, the man-lion Narasinha, Krishna (Kresna) and the mortal Rama. The dwarf Vamana defeats the demon Tavan instead of the king Bali; Parasurama is replaced by the ascetic Sanyasi; a buffalo and a nymph complete the list which has no entry for Kalki, the incarnation yet to come. Occasionally referred to as Narayana, Brahma, Brahma, Brahman, Vaivarta, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Absolute, Ananta, Astakarna, Brahman, Dhatar, Dhatri, Grandfather, hamsa, Hiranyagarbha, Ishvara, Kala, Kamalasana, Mahadeva, Padma-Nabha, Pitamaha, Prajapati, Purusha, Svayambhu(va), Varaha, Vishvakarma, Buddhist Janardana, Vairocana, Cambodian Prah Phrom, Japanese Bon-Ten-O, Dainichi, Thai Phrom, Buddha, Buddha, Dharmaketu, Narayana, Siddata, Aditya-Bandhu, Amitayas, Amitayus, Bhagavan, Bhagavat, Boodh(a), Budh, Gautama, Gonge(n), Gotama, Jina, Mahakapi, Mahaparinirvanamurti, Navasvaraja, (Prince) Sidda(r)ta, Sammassambuddha, Shaka Muni, S(h)akya(muni), S(h)akyasinha, Sidd(h)artha, Siddhattha, Sugata, Tathagata, Vessantara, Vipassin, Chinese Fo, Japanese Butsu(da), Shotoku, Shotuku, Tibetan Sangyas, Tshangs-pa, Shakyamuni, Hiranya-garbha, Hiranya-garbha, Gold Germ, Golden Nucleus, Golden Womb, Narayana, Naroyana, Naroyana, Narayana, Vishnu, Vishnu, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kesava, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

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