Rels/Huma 304 - Section 500

Indian and Oriental Religions


AVATARS OF VISHNU


(Lakshimi - Spouse of Vishnu - Wealth, prosperity, beauty)


1. Mastya - Fish


2. Kurma - Tortise


3. Varaha - Boar


4. Narashima - Half man/Half lion


5. Vamana - Dwarf


6. Parasurama - Rama with Ax - Warrior, Ax man


7. Rama - Prince, King of Ayodhya - The Good man, just man, Ethical ideal


8. (or 9) Krishna - Divine statesman, Delightful child, teenager, man


9. (or 8 or not listed) - Belarama - Elder brother of Krishna


9. (or not listed) Buddha - Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism


10. Kalkin - Yet to come at the end of the age