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The parallelism of Noah’s ark with Matsya Avatar

July 11, 2010


Vaivaswata Manu, the son of Vivaswan (Surya), once took to doing austere penances at the banks of river Cheerini. One day, a small fish in the river approached Manu and said: “O Sire, I am but a small fish that lives in fear of the large ones in this river as they may prey upon […]

Amsa Avatar in Mahabharata

June 29, 2010


In the Amsavatarana Parva of Mahabharata, the various partial (amsa) incarnations of deities and asuras are detailed. Following is a snapsot of incarnations of some of the key characters in the Bharata. Partial Incarnation of ASURAS Jarāsandha Viprachitti, a Danava Shishupāla Hiranyakasipu Shalya Sahrādha, younger brother of Prahlada Dhrishtaketu Anuhrādha, younger brother of Prahlada Druma […]

How Asuras & Devas came to be born on earth

June 4, 2010


All was well in the Krta Yuga – people were virtuous, Kings just, and traders honest. Animals were well taken care of. Around this time, the Asuras, having been repeatedly defeated by the descendants of Aditi (Devas), with a desire to attain divinity began to be born in earth among men and animals. The Asuras, […]