कल्किः The tenth and last incarnation of Viṣṇu in his capacity of the destroyer of the wicked and liberator of the world from its enemies; (Jayadeva, while referring to the several axatāras of Viṣṇu, thus refers to the last or Kalki avatāra :-- म्लेच्छनिवहनिधने कलयसि करवालं धूमकेतुमिव किमपि करालम् । केशवधृतकल्किशरीरं जय जग- दीश हरे ॥ Gīt.1.1.) -पुराणम् N. of a Purāna.
विष्णुः [विष् व्यापने नुक् Uṇ.3.39] 1 The second deity of the sacred Triad, entrusted with the preservation of the world, which duty he is represented to have duly discharged by his various incarnations; (for their descriptions see the several avatāras s. v. and also under अवतार); the word is thus popularly derived :- यस्माद्विश्व- मिदं सर्वं तस्य शक्त्या महात्मनः । तस्मादेवोच्यते विष्णुर्विशधातोः प्रवेशनात् ॥. -2 N. of Agni; विष्णुर्नामेह यो$ग्निः Mb.3.221.12. -3 A pious man. -4 N. of a law-giver, author of a Smṛiti called विष्णुस्मृति. -5 N. of one of the Vasus. -6 The lunar mansion called Śravaṇa (presided over by Viṣṇu). -7 N. of the month चैत्र. -Comp. -काञ्ची N. of a town. -क्रमः the step or stride of Viṣṇu. -क्रान्ता N. of various plants. -गुप्तः N. of Chāṇakya. -ग्रन्थिः a particular joint of the body. -जनः a devotee, saint; अध्यगान्मह- दाख्यानं नित्यं विष्णुजनप्रियः Bhāg.1.7.11. -तिथिः N. of the 11th and 12th lunar days of each fortnight. -तैलम् a kind of medicinal oil. -दत्तः N. of परीक्षित. -दैवत्या N. of the eleventh and twelfth days of each fortnight (of a lunar month). -धर्मः 1 Dharma enjoining the proper worship of Viṣṇu. -2 a kind of श्राद्ध. -धर्मोत्तरपुराणम् N. of an उपपुराण. -पदम् 1 the sky, atmosphere. -2 the sea of milk. -3 the foot of Viṣṇu (worshipped at Gayā). -4 a lotus. -पदी 1 an epithet of the Ganges; निर्गता विष्णुपादाब्जात् तेन विष्णुपदी स्मृता Brav. P.; Bhāg.1.19. 7. -2 the sun's passage (into the zodiacal signs वृषभ, सिंह, वृश्चिक and कुम्भ). -पुराणम् N. of one of the most celebrated of the eighteen Purāṇas. -प्रिया 1 basil. -2 Lakṣmī. -प्रीतिः f. land granted rent-free to Brāhmaṇas to maintain Viṣṇu's worship. -माया N. of Durgā. -मित्रः a common name (like अमुक); तस्मादपि विष्णुमित्र इत्यनवस्थितिः Bhāg.5.14.24. -रथः an epithet of Garuḍa. -रातः N. of king Parīkṣita; स विष्णुरातो$तिथय आगताय तस्मै सपर्यां शिरसा जहार Bhāg.1.19.29. -विङ्गी a quail. -लोकः Viṣṇu's world; मुच्यते सर्वपापेभ्यो विष्णुलोकं स गच्छति Stotra. -वल्लभा 1 an epithet of Lakṣmī. -2 the holy basil. -वाहनः, -वाह्यः epithets of Garuḍa. -शक्तिः Lakṣmī -हिता basil.
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