Vishnu - The Preserver and Protector of the Universe
Vishnu is one of the principal deities in the Hindu Trimurti, which consists of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. Brahma is the creator of the universe and Shiva is the destroyer. Vishnu is the preserver and protector of the universe. His role is to return to the earth in troubled times and restore the balance of good and evil. Vishnu is the embodiment of mercy and goodness, the self-existent, all-pervading power that maintains the cosmic order.