lord vishnu’s 10 avatars names

Whenever you hear about Hinduism, you might have heard about Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is one of the major and principal deities of Hinduism.

He is regarded as the preserver of this world in the Holy Trinity. He has many names such as Hari, Narayana, Govind etc. To know more about this, please read our latest blog post: Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu

But he has one more name known as Dashavatara. Dashavatara means Ten Incarnations in Sanskrit. Lord Vishnu has taken 10 primary incarnations or Avatars as said by the scriptures.

Hence his name is Dashavatara. In, Today’s blog post, I will tell you about the Lord Vishnu’s 10 avatars names together called as the Dashavtara. According to scriptures, Lord Vishnu has taken overall 24 incarnations in total.

But 10 of those incarnations are said to be supreme and complete incarnations. Rest 14 incarnations are either partial or incomplete. The ten incarnations of Vishnu are Matsya,

Kurma, Varaha, Vamana, Narasimha, Parashuram, Ram, Krishna, Buddha (sometimes Balrama is placed here) and Kalki.

Out of these, 9 have come and gone. Only the last one, Kalki will come in future. He will then destroy this universe and make a new universe.

The theory of incarnations is often compared with the theory of Darwin’s Evolution theory. In which Darwin explains that life originated in water and then spread to earth. The same we see in Lord Vishnu’s Dashavatara also.



Matsya represents the first incarnation of Vishnu. In this incarnation, Vishnu takes the form of a Fish. The legend of Matsya is associated with the story of Vaivasvata Manu. 


Kurma is the second incarnaton of Lord Vishnu. It is said that iin this incarnation, Vishnu takes the form of a Tortoise. The story of Kurma comes in the legend of Amrita Manthan. When the Gods and Demons together churn the ocean to take out Amrita. 


The third incarnation of Vishnu is that of a wild boar. In this incarnation, Vishnu kills a mighty demon named Hiranyaksha. 


Narasimha is the half-lion and half-man incarnation of Vishnu. In this incarnation, Vishnu takes the form of a mythological creature known as Narasimha which is half-man and half-lion. 


The fourth Avatar of Vishnu is Vamana. The legend of Vamana comes in the story of Bali, a mighty king who had the dedication and repentance to even defeat Indra, the divine force of atmosphere. 


Parashuram is the sixth Avatar of Vishnu. Lord Parashuram is the child of Jamadagni and Renuka and was conceded as help, a hatchet after a compensation to Shiva. He is the primary Brahmin-Kshatriya in Hinduism, or fighter sage, who needed to follow the Dharma of both, a Brahmin just as a Kshatriya. 


Lord Rama, as you all know, is the seventh Avatar of Vishnu. He is an ordinarily venerated symbol in Hinduism, and is considered as the ideal model of a typical ruler without super powers, in spite of being a manifestation. 


Krishna was the eighth child of Devaki and Vasudeva and the cultivated child of Yashoda and Nanda. He is regarded as the eighth Avatar of Vishnu. 

An oftentimes adored god in Hinduism, he is the saint of different legends, especially the Kansa-vadha and Mahabharata and exemplifies a few characteristics, for example, love, obligation, empathy, and liveliness. 


Lord Buddha is regarded as the ninth Avatar of Vishnu. Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, is commonly included as an avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism. 


Kalki is considered as the tenth Avatar of Vishnu. Kalki is portrayed as the last manifestation of Vishnu, who shows up toward the finish of every Kali Yuga. 

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