The Ten Avatars of Vishnu

Number

Name Form, Identity
1 Matsya
Fish
2 Kurma Turtle
3 Varaha Boar
4 Narasimha Man-Lion
5 Vamana
Dwarf
6 Parashu-Rama
Rama with ax
7 Rama
Hero of Ramayana (wife Sita, Hanuman)
8 Krishna
Teacher of Bhagavad Gita (wife Rada)
9
Buddha Balarama
Founder of Buddhism; Alternate, brother of Krishna
10
Kalki
Horse, future avatar

Sources

  • Winfried Corduan, Neighboring Faiths (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998), p. 203. 

 

 

 

 
 
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