Dasha Avatar: The Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu

Dasha Avatar: The Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu

In Puranic lore, Vishnu is the preserver of the universe and the cosmic order. The Dasha Avatar is the Puranic story of the ten incarnations of Vishnu who descends to the terrestrial world to establish stability and order, time and again. The avatars occur in a sequence – the first was matsya or fish representing life in water, followed by kurma or turtle signifying life in water and on land, then varaha or boar alluding to terrestrial life and so on. The sequence of the avatars could be taken to symbolise various stages in the evolution of life culminating in the advent of the perfect being.

Title:Dasha Avatar: The Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu
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  • Jon Nakapalau

    Very good introduction to the Hindu concept of avatars and the missions they undertook. ...

  • Pawan

    http://iandbooks.wordpress.com/I recently read about demise of Anant Pai who was the creator of “Amar Chitra Katha” comic book series and I was immediately reminded of my early school days when th...

  • Ananya Dalal

    The best part of it is that of Lord Rama...

  • Shravanthi

    What can I say, the classic telling of the Dasha Avatar by my favourite Uncle Pai is the best! I remember reading this as a kid. The copy I had then was an old and battered book passed on to me by my ...

  • Kristen Mohr

    I never thought about it until reading this book, but if this version is accurate, Buddha was kind of a dick. I mean, it's great he felt enlightened or whatever, but he still abandoned his wife and so...

  • Arjunan

    Quintessential Introduction to Indian MythologyRead it free on prime. Beautifully resplendent colors, a delight to re read as an adult. Do give it a read !...

  • Christie Peters

    The Amar Chitra Katha comic books are very interesting. I discovered them at the Thrift Store and now I have found them on Kindle. This one was amazing. It goes through 10 different Avatars of Vishnu ...

  • Gypsy Road

    I am in love with blue gods, and Lord Vishnu was the original blue god, the inspiration for James Cameron's Na'vi. I've grown up reading about Vishnu, writing stories about him, drawing pictures of hi...

  • Nidhi

    Jrasandh was killed by bheem....

  • Ravi Kumar Dandapani

    nice...