Hindu Mythology

The colorful deities and demons of India...

VAMANA

Hindu Supreme God

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, he was an Avatar of 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.

Vamana Facts and Figures

Name: Vamana
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Everything
Area of expertise: Supreme, Everything

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 664

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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