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Books with title Dasha Avatar: The Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu

  • Dasha Avatar: The Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu

    Anant Pai

    Paperback (Amar Chitra Katha, Sept. 1, 2008)
    The Avatar concept is the very cornerstone of Hindu theology. According to it, the Supreme Power manifests itself in animal or human forms on earth, with the divine mission of cleansing it of the periodically increasing evil. The Avatar concept is closely related to the measurement of time in Hindu theology which has its basis on one working day of Brahma. According to the Bhagwat Purana, Brahma, the creator, is the causal effect of the predetermined periodic creation and dissolution of the universe. Each creation or Kalpa is equal to one day and each dissolution or Pralaya is equal to one night in the life of Brahma. A Kalpa and a Pralaya last for 4,320 million human years each. Every Kalpa has 1000 cycles of 4 Yugas (ages). Each cycle of 4 Yugas is completed in 4,320,000 human years. The Yugas are called Satya, Treta, Dwapara and Kali. The Avatars which are considered most significant are ten in number and they form the 'Dasha Avatar'. These ten avatars start with the form of a lowly fish and work up to the noble man, cast in the image of God. The fanciful find a parallel to Darwin's theory of evolution in the progression of these Avatars. The Avatars enable the common folk to speak of or listen to stories of divine doings which is a simple way of proceeding towards Godhead; particularly in our Kali Yuga with its 'sick hurry and divided aims'.
  • Incarnations of Lord Vishnu

    Divya Jain

    eBook (Unicorn Books, March 21, 2010)
    According to Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu, the God of Preservation is supposed to be responsible for the sustenance, protection and maintenance of the Universe. To establish righteousness and destroy injustice in the world, he has incarnated in different life forms in various ages. Each incarnation has an interesting story associated with it which describes the feats of Vishnu. Such personifications are popularly believed to be ten in all though there is no upper limit to them. Children are inquisitive by nature and have often wondered why God incarnated himself time and again. In this book, each incarnation of Lord Vishnu has been presented in a manner that will be enlightening, educational and fun for children as well as grown-ups.ABOUT THE AUTHORDivya Jain writes for children in English and Hindi. She has written several short stories and research based articles. These have been published as books, in children’s magazines, and as part of various collections. She is on the editorial board of ‘Writer and Illustrator’, the quarterly journal published by the Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children (AWIC).CONTENTS:1. Matsya Avatara2. Kurma Avatara3. Varaha Avatara4. Narsimha Avatara5. Vamana Avatara6. Parasurama Avatara7. Rama Avatara8. Krishna Avatara9. Buddha Avatara10. Kalki Avatara
  • Incarnations of Lord Vishnu

    Divya Jain

    Hardcover (Unicorn Books Pvt Ltd, June 30, 2009)
    According to Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu, the God of Preservation is supposed to be responsible for the sustenance, protection and maintenance of the Universe. To establish righteousness and destroy injustice in the world, he has incarnated in different life forms in various ages. Each incarnation has an interesting story associated with it which describes the feats of Vishnu. Such personifications are popularly believed to be ten in all though there is no upper limit to them. Children are inquisitive by nature and have often wondered why God incarnated himself time and again. In this book, each incarnation of Lord Vishnu has been presented in a manner that will be enlightening, educational and fun for children as well as grown-ups.ABOUT THE AUTHORDivya Jain writes for children in English and Hindi. She has written several short stories and research based articles. These have been published as books, in children s magazines, and as part of various collections. She is on the editorial board of Writer and Illustrator , the quarterly journal published by the Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children (AWIC).CONTENTS:1. Matsya Avatara2. Kurma Avatara3. Varaha Avatara4. Narsimha Avatara5. Vamana Avatara6. Parasurama Avatara7. Rama Avatara8. Krishna Avatara9. Buddha Avatara10. Kalki Avatara
  • Incarnations of Lord Vishnu

    Divya Jain

    (Pustak Mahal, July 6, 2010)
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  • Dasha Avatar: The Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu

    Anant Pai

    Paperback (Amar Chitra Katha, July 5, 1801)
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