Vishnu (IAST viṣṇu, Devanagari विष्णु), (honorific: Bhagavan Vishnu), is the supreme God in Vaishnavite tradition of Hinduism. In other traditions of Hinduism, Vishnu is considered to be one of five equal bonafide scripture-sanctioned forms of God in the panchadeva system of the Smarta tradition of Hinduism. His supreme status is declared in the sacred texts of Hinduism like Yajurveda, the Rigveda and the Bhagavad Gita.

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