Vishnu and Mahadeva

Lightening thunder

The blessed Vishnu said, ‘I saluted Mahadeva, saying,–

Salutations to thee, O thou that art the eternal origin of all things. The Rishis say that thou art the Lord of the Vedas. The righteous say that thou art Penance, thou art Sattwa, thou art Rajas, thou art Tamas, and thou art Truth…

He who is without beginning and without end,
in the midst of confusion, the Creator of all,
of manifold form, the One embracer of the universe…
by knowing Him, one is released from all fetters.