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Sunday, February 2, 2014

(14.3.2) Twenty four (24) Avatars (incarnations) of Vishnu


Twenty four incarnations of Lord Vishnu

According to Shri Madbhagwat Puran the incarnations of of Lord Vishnu are mentioned below :- 
(1) Sanakadi Four Brahaman  Kumars - The first incarnation of Lord  Vishnu was as four Brahamn Kumars i.e. Sanak, Sanandan, Sanaatan and Sanatkumar. The observed strict  celibacy.
(2) Varaha - In the form of Boar Lord Vishnu lifted the earth and brought it out of the ocean.
(3) Narad - Lord Vishnu took the form of a sage Narad. 
(4) Nar -Narayan -  Lord Vishnu took the forms of two sages. Their names were Nar and Narayan.  (5) Kapil -  Lord Vishnu took the form of a sage Kapil. 
(6) Dattatreya -
(7) Yagya 
(8) Rishabhdev
(9) Prithu
(10) Matsya
(11) Kachhap (Kurma)
(12) Dhanvantari
(13) Mohini
(14) Narsingh
(15) Vaman
(16) Parashuram
(17) Vyas
(18) Ram  
(19) Balram
(20) Krishna
(21) Buddha
(22) Kalki
The remaining two are Hans and Hayagriva  
( Source - Shreemadbhagwat-Sudha-Sagar Page  30)
   

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