The Ten Avatars of Vishnu

Number

NameForm, Identity
1MatsyaFish
2KurmaTurtle
3VarahaBoar
4NarasimhaMan-Lion
5VamanaDwarf
6Parashu-RamaRama with ax
7RamaHero of Ramayana (wife Sita, Hanuman)
8KrishnaTeacher of Bhagavad Gita (wife Rada)
9Buddha BalaramaFounder of Buddhism; Alternate, brother of Krishna
10KalkiHorse, future avatar

Sources

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