Ten Avatars of Vishnu
The Ten Avatars of Vishnu
The most famous of the divine incarnations are Rama, whose life is depicted in the Ramayana, and Krishna, whose life is depicted in the Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavatam. The Bhagavad-Gita Gita, which contains the spiritual teachings of Krishna, is one of the most widely-read scriptures in Hinduism.
Matsya Avataram – The fish appeared in the Satya Yuga. Which Represents beginning of life.
Kurma Avataram – The tortoise appeared in the Satya Yuga. Represents a human embryo just growing tiny legs, with a huge belly.
Varaha Avataram – The boar appeared in the Satya Yuga. Represents a human embryo which is almost ready. Its features are visible.
Narasimha Avataram – The Man-Lion (Nara = man, Simha = lion), appeared in the Satya Yuga. Represents a new born baby, hairy and cranky, bawling and full of blood.
Vamana Avataram – The Dwarf appeared in the Treta Yuga. Represents a young child.
Parashurama Avataram – Rama with the axe appeared in the Treta Yuga. Represents both an angry young man and a grumpy old man simultaneously.
Rama– Lord Sri Ramachandra, the prince and king of Ayodhya, appeared in the Treta Yuga. Represents a married man with children in a very ideological society
Krishna Avataram – It appeared in the Dwapara Yuga. Represents a person in more practical society, where there is one good or bad. Good or bad depends on society you live in.
Gautama Buddha Avataram – It is considered an avatar that returned pure dharma to the world.
Kalki Avataram – The Destroyer of foulness ( Time) who is expected to appear at the end of Kali Yuga, the time period in which we currently exist, which will end in the year 428899 CE.
Balarama (Brother of Krishna) – Is also considered as one of the avatara of Lord Vishnu.