Contents Introduction The Kalki Avatar Iconography Temples Symbolism References Introduction Kalki is the tenth and future incarnation of Vishnu. It is predicted in various puranas and other texts that Vishnu will incarnate himself as Kalki at the end of Kali Yuga. Kalki is predicted as the destroyer of ‘Mlechhas’ TheRead More →

Content Introduction The Buddha Avatar Iconography Introduction Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism is revered as the ninth incarnation of Vishnu. The great ascetic is a preacher who opened the doors of ‘Dharma’ to the common people. He showed to the world the way of ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence). The Buddha AvatarRead More →

Contents Introduction Legends of the Narsimhavtar Iconography of Narsimhavtar Temples Worship Symbolism Introduction The fourth incarnation of Vishnu is Narsimh – the half man, half lion form. He took this form to free the world from the clutches of the demon king Hiranyakashipu. सिंहस्य कृत्वा वदनं मुरारि: सदा करालं चRead More →

Content ·         Introduction ·         Legends of the Varahavtar ·         Iconography of Varah ·         Temples ·         Worship ·         Symbolism   Introduction Being the protector of this earth, Vishnu saves it from calamities and demons. Though there is no destruction of Asuras in his first two Avatars. But he took his thirdRead More →

KURMAVTAR ·         Introduction ·         Legends of the Kurmavtar ·         Legend of Mohini ·         Iconography of Kurmavtar ·         Temples Introduction Vishnu protects the universe in many ways. In his second incarnation, he seems to be a firm support to preserve the lost things of value e.g. Amrut (nectar). Though he incarnatedRead More →

Introduction Vishnu is the protector and preserver of the universe. He is the upholder of the moral order and hence known as the most prevalent god of the Hindu Trinity. Vishnu stands for the cohesive force representing consistency of existence.  He incarnates himself to destroy evil forces and restore dharmRead More →