Ten Avatars of Lord Vishnu
Dharma, or the situation of law and order, is endangered
on this world, I shall incarnate onto this world to
re-establish Dharma, law and order, and to protect the
good people and to destroy the evil elements of the
is the name given to the protector and sustainer of the
universe. Lord Vishnu has incarnated in various life forms
through different Yugas (ages or eons) in situations where
Dharma was in danger, because of certain evil elements in
the world. There are ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu.
These incarnations are termed as the 'avatars' of Lord
Vishnu. Each avatar of Lord Vishnu shall be presented
below with appropriate details of the situation under
which the lord was compelled to appear on the earth.
many explanations are given for the 10 avatars of Vishnu,
one can see striking similarity of these stories with the
theory of evolution of life.