replied that nobody has seen his real Jyothi (effulgent) Swarupam. He said further:
"It is I who appeared before you as a swan. It is I who brought you the Vedas. It is
I who took the form of Hayagriva. And annihilated the demon. And now I have come on my
Garuda. I have taken up the responsibility of protecting the Universe and if you want to
visualize my real form, you will have to utter the Ashtakshara Mantra in deep veneration.
At this Brahma started penance. Like this a
thousand years elapsed, and at the end, Lord Vishnu appeared in a Ranga Vimanam from the
Milky Ocean. Ranga Vimanam is the name given to a special chariot-like conveyance
carried by Veda
Murtis on their head, having Lord Vishnu inside the Vimanam.
Nagaraja was holding the white umbrella in
-attendance. Senapati Vishwaksena was holding a cane and chamaram (fan). Narada with
Tumburu, uttering the hymns in praise, along with Devas, Angels, Kinnaras (heavenly
beings) were in prayerful attention. Sages Sanat kumara and others, the usual mythological
attendants of Vishnu, were following the
chariot. Lord Vishnu appeared ha this procession to Brahma.