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VAMANA

[VISHNU] in Dwarf Mode.

Evil thingy BALI was planning to take over the whole universe. There was a little dwarf in his court which amused him — and when the cheeky little chappy asked if he could have a little bit of land for his very own, BALI laughed and said he could have as much as he could cover in three strides.

Whoooooosh! The dwarf expanded to unbelievable dimensions. Yes, it was SuperGod VISHNU all the time. And with a Hop, Skip and Jump he had encircled the whole universe.

This left BALI nowhere to go but down — to the Underworld. With KRISHNA's foot on his head he didn't argue.

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Article last updated on 17 January 2010
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT VAMANA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : VAMANA
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 245

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