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.