Vishnu

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Hierarchies

  1. Maha Vishnu

Major Avatars

  1. Matsya
  2. Kurma
  3. Varaha
  4. Narsimha
  5. Vamana
  6. Parashurama
  7. Rama
  8. Krishna
  9. Balarama
  10. Kalki

Minor Avatars

  1. Sanaka
  2. Sananda
  3. Sanathana
  4. Sanatkumara
  5. Narada
  6. Nara-narayana
  7. Kapila
  8. Dathathreya
  9. Yajna
  10. Rishabha
  11. Pruthu
  12. Mohini
  13. Garuda
  14. Danvantari
  15. Vyasa
  16. Bala Rama
  17. Satyanarayana
  18. Venkateshwara
  19. Hayagreeva

Names of Vishnu

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Notes

  1. Some texts like Devi Bhagavata consider the 9th major Avatar of Vishnu to be Buddha
  2. Devi Bhagwatha mentions 26 incarnations of Lord Vishnu (Sanaka, Sananda, Sanathana, Sanathkumara, Varaha, Narada, Nara-narayana, Kapila, Dathathreya, Yajna, Rishabha, Pruthu, Mathsya, Mohini, Koorma, Garuda, Danwanthari, Narasimha, Vamana, Parasurama, Vyasa, Sri Rama, Bala Rama, Krishna, Budha and Kalki).