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Re: doubt

From: Madhavakkannan V (
Date: Thu Sep 07 2000 - 05:01:34 PDT

Srimathe Gopaladesika mahadesikaya Namah:
Dear Smt Kalyani,

The Hamsa (swan) avtaar took place also for retrieving Vedas.
The forms (avtaars?) are generally are Para, vyuha, vibhava, archa and 

Avtaar means coming down. It is not "non- vedic". Purusha suktha says 
"ajAyamaanO bahudhA vijAyathE"- who is not born takes many births".
The Lord can simply by His will (being Sarvashakthan), can destroy asurAs 
and protect dharmA. But He comes down for our enjoyment too. He takes archA 
avtaars in the Divya Desams for our enjoying his Divine Beauty.

It is told that there are about 36 avtaars as per Vishvaksena samhitha while 
there are also 39 as per Pancharathra text.

In addition to the popular ten avtaars, others are: Nara, Narayana, Hari, 
trivikrama, Hamsa, Hayagriva, Kapila, Viswaroopa, Vaamana deva, Vedavid, 
Paarijathara, Dattaatreya, PaataaLa sayana to name few.
Erudite scholars may add further please
Narayana Narayana

Dear Bhaktas,
Dasavataras of Sriman Narayana are well known. But what are His other 
Avataras ?
His Avatara as Sri Hayagriva  was recently elaborately explaind by Sri 
Sadagopan and Sri Madhavakkannan. Can anyone narrate when Sri Narayana took 
Hamsavatara as mentioned in Divyaprabhandam?
adiyen, Kalyani.R

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