Thursday, March 15, 2007

Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu

The Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu (Desa-Avatara) and Charles Darwin.

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As per Hindu mythology there are three aspects of god, one for creation (Brahma), one for upkeep (Vishnu) and the next for extermination (Shiva). This holy-trinity is also considered as three separate gods. The ten incarnations our subject today was taken by Lord Vishnu the nurturer of the universe. The theory of evolution put forward has striking similarities with the sequences of the incarnations those are described in the ancient Hindu mythology.

The 10 avatars.

1. Matsya (fish) which represents aquatic form of life, which originated in water.

2. Kurma (tortroise) amphibian represents the transition of life from water to land (aquatic to terrestrial).

3. Varaha (boar) a full fledged terrestrial animal represents the third stage.

4. Narasimham (lion-man or half man half lion) a transition stage from animal to man.

5. Vamana (short pigmy-type man) represents earliest type of human beings.

6. Rama-1 (Parasu Ram) represents hunter and gatherer culture of stone-age.

7. Rama-2 (Bala Ram) represents the further advanced man doing farming.

8. Rama-3 (Sri Ram –the king) represents man at the helm of political control.

9. Krishna (Lord Sri Krishna) a matured philosophical strategist and intellectual the ideal person or role model of the twentieth century.

10. Kalki. (Not yet born) It is a weird figure which flies like a bird run like a horse and spits fire burning everything which comes in its way. As per mythology this destructive animal has the mission of putting an end to the whole universe.

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We have seen that all the nine incarnations which have taken place in consonance with the modern concepts, and the hypothesis Charles Darwin has put forward. The only anxiety left may be what would come as the mythological “Kalki” would be? Most probably it must be the next stage of man with technological progress, man has acquired almost all the qualities of Kalki like speed exceeding horse, ability to fly faster than birds, spitting fire is already done our guns and weapons, then there is no room for any confusion the “Kalki” is within us and the end seems to be not far away!

Matsya Kurma Varahatcha

Narasimhatcha Vamana

Ramo Rama Ramatcha

Krishna Kalki Janardhanaha!

Fish, Tortroise, Wild Boar

Narasimha (lion-man) and Vamana (dwarf-man)

Ramo (axe-weilding man) Rama (plough-weilding man) Ramatcha (King Rama)

Krishna (strategist, philosopher) Kalki (terminator), these are all forms of Vishnu.


Unknown said...

Very interesting. Similarities about the destruction or end of the world in Hindu mithology as well as in Christianity, the element of "the end" is present all the time.

But i wonder on which forms did the other 9 incarnations came to the earth. They were born? from what? etc.

Anonymous said...

ha ha, Rama 3 was not at helm of political control. His wife was kidnaped by Ravana, and he has to fight a bloody mysterious war to take her back, and later his compulsion to show the world she is pure, so asked her to walk on fire to show the chastity.

Sasi Kumar said...

All the incarnations evolved from the
what existed before like amphibian from fish or a farmer from a hunter gatherer. first rama weilds axe second a plough and the third a bow.
there is the story of evolution.
thank you for visit.

Sasi Kumar said...

hi hi dear anonymous,
his wife was kidnapped and he later left her in the forest, along with did a lot of good things.
these all don't make him not a king.
thanq for visit.

Anonymous said...

Wow really amazinggggggggg thank u !

Anonymous said...

Some other Hindu scriptures say Lord Krisha was 8th & Lord Buddha was 9th incarnations of Lord Vishnu but did not mention about Balaram. Here, Lord Rama & Lord Krishna were mentioned as 8th & 9th incarnations respectively. How it's possible and which is the correct one ?

Anonymous said...

I'm a German. I've read your article. Regarding your description of 10th and final incarnation of Kalki, I want to mention something about what the Bible says. The end of world will be occurred with Second Coming of Lord Jesus Christ on a white horse. The Second Coming is when Jesus Christ will return to earth in fulfillment of His promises and to fulfill the prophecies made about Him.

Jesus Himself had promised, "At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory" (Matthew 24:30). Revelation 19:11-12 proclaims this about the Second Coming, "I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called "the Faithful and True". With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself." It will come at the time when the world is most in need of a righteous King. Revelation chapters 6-18 describe the end times prior to the Second Coming of Christ. The world will be devastated, millions of people will perish, and the most evil person in all history will be ruler of the entire world.

The Second Coming of Christ puts all this to an end. Revelation 19:15-16 says, "Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. 'He will rule them with an iron scepter.' He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS."

Anonymous said...

lord Vishnu is the greatest god and the creater of universe..........he is soon approaching the world.........he will appear on a white horse.........he will save us from all him....he is great

johnny said...

well very interesting if vishnu and jesus will come at the end of the world will they save u from this world or will they chose who is the good or bad b'coz all the person in the world are corrupted each and every one even me we ran after money any power even if we had the money and power we are still selfish and gelous of other. so there is no point in discussing whether they come or not anyway we all ar going to hell so prepare for it