The Avatars of
We are here every step of the way.
The Fish Avatar Matsya
the Worldwide Flood
Brahma (Father) knew that the people on earth would not be able to make use of the Vedas (scriptures) until they were purified. He knew that social values had degenerated, and hence, the need for reestablishing humanity had risen. Therefore, he sought help from Shiva (leader of evil spirits) to destroy humanity only to produce a conducive atmosphere for a revival of the human race.
Vishnu knew about Shiva’s plan to cause massive floods. Therefore, he incarnated in the form of Matsya (a fish). Moreover, he had to save Manu and his wife Shatarupa, the couple that would be instrumental in conceiving humans once again.
From the Satapatha Brāhmana
The Fish Avatar
There lived in ancient time a holy man
Called Manu, who, by penances and prayers,
Had won the favour of the lord of heaven.
One day they brought him water for ablution;
Then, as he washed his hands,. a little fish
Appeared, and spoke in human accents thus:
‘Take care of me, and I will be thy saviour.’
‘From what wilt thou preserve me?’ Manu asked.
The fish replied, ‘A flood will sweep away
All creatures; I will rescue thee from that.’
‘But how shall I preserve thee?’ Manu said.
The fish rejoined, ‘So long as we are small,
We are in constant danger of destruction,
For fish eat fish; so keep me in a jar.
‘In such and such a year the flood will come;
Therefore construct a ship, and pay me homage.
When the flood rises, enter thou the ship,
And I will rescue thee.’ So Manu did As he was ordered, and preserved the fish,
Then carried it in safety to the ocean;
And in the very year the fish enjoined
He built a ship, and paid the fish respect,
And there took refuge when the flood arose.
Soon near him swam the fish, and to its horn
Manu made fast the cable of his vessel.
Thus drawn along the waters, Manu passed
Beyond the northern mountain. Then the fish,
Addressing Manu, said, ‘I have preserved thee,
Quickly attach the ship to yonder tree;
But, lest the waters sink from under thee,
As fast as they subside, so fast shalt thou
Descend the mountain gently after them.’
Thus he descended front the northern mountain.
The flood had swept away all living creatures;
Manu alone was left.
Jehovah YHWH (יְהֹוָה) is the premortal identity of Jesus Christ. “Truly, truly I say unto you, before Abraham was, I Am.”
Jesus is recognized by some Hindus as an avatar of Vishnu. However, there is evidence that Krishna and Jesus are the same person; the difference being the perspective and culture of the people who maintained the records.
Vishnu is among the most important deities of Hinduism. Along with Brahma (Father Ahman), Vishnu forms the principal trinity of Hindu religious practice.
In his many forms, Vishnu is regarded as the preserver and protector. Hinduism teaches that when humanity is threatened by chaos or evil, Vishnu will descend into the world in one of his incarnations to restore righteousness.
Vishnu has many avatars in Hinduism, or identities by which he is known.
Narasimha (The Man-Lion) – Lion of Judah
Lord Rama, the Perfect Man. Lord Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Rama is said to have taken birth on earth to annihilate the evil forces of the age. He is always holding a bow and arrow indicating his readiness to destroy evils
Krishna is the most widely recognized avatar of Vishnu.
From Sacred Texts
“…whoever drinks from the living water which I shall give him shall live from eternity to eternity, for the Source in me will be the power to rise upward forever, worlds without end.”
“I am the light of the world; he that follows me will not walk in darkness, but shall be guided by the light of life.”
“The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.”
“…and after that ye are baptized with water, behold, I will baptize you with fire and with the holy ghost.”
O son of Kunti [Arjuna], I am the taste of water, the light of the sun and the moon, the syllable om in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether and ability in man. (Bhagavad-gita 7.8)
I am the original fragrance of the earth, and I am the heat in fire. I am the life of all that lives, and I am the penances of all ascetics. (Bhagavad-gita 7.9)
Krishna vs Christ
When the Shepherds arrived the baby Jesus was lying in a manger; the sign that the angel had given them. However at the time in Jerusalem mangers were made of stone and used for watering the animals. The wooden manger filled with hay is a depiction of European artists.
Krishna is here depicted being bathed n a water basin and visited by cow herds.
Krishna refused to bear arms in the great war between the Kauravas (sons of Dhritarashtra, the descendant of Kuru) and the Pandavas (sons of Pandu), but he offered a choice of his personal attendance to one side and the loan of his army to the other. The Pandavas chose the former, and Krishna thus served as charioteer for Arjuna, one of the Pandava brothers. (This might be a story we don’t have record for, of a conflict in Egypt while he was there).
Avatars of Vishnu
1. Matsya (The Fish) – saved creation from flood
2. Kurma (The Tortoise) carried the weight of the world on his back as angels & demons sought the elixir of immortality
3. Varaha (The Boar) Fought a demon that lasted 1000 years, moving the world back into place restoring order and balance
4. Narashimha (The Lion Man) – Found a loophole in laws of life and death allowing immortality that satisfied both justice and mercy.
5. Vamana (The Dwarf) The mortal incarnation of Vishnu who was tempted with power, honor & wealth. He refuses but overcomes and grows into a giant of cosmic proportions. The demon who tempted him Mahabali offers his head on which Patala steps, sending the demon king to the Patala (netherworld).
6. Rama (phonetically meaning branch, torch and framework in certain languages).
Bhagavad Bita - Ascension text of Arjuna
Bhagavad Gita 9:27 Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you perform – do that, O son of Kuntī, as an offering to Me.
Genesis 3:3 Wherefore, you shall do all that you do in the name of the Son. And you shall repent and call upon God in the name of the Son for ever more.
Kalki (meaning “eternity” or “mighty warrior”) is the last incarnation of Vishnu. He is not expected to appear until the end of Kali Yuga, the current time period. Kalki will come, it is believed, to rid the world of oppression by unrighteous rulers. It is said that he will appear riding a white horse and carrying a fiery sword.
It is said that the main mission of Lord Kalki to appear on the earth would be to destroy Koli which would signify an evil person. The main motive of Lord Kalki would be to destroy all barbarians and thieves from the earth and make the earth peaceful place to live in.
Apart from that, it is also said that Lord Kalki would defeat the Kings called to Koli and hand over the rule to Devapi and Maru the religious king of Koli yugas.
After the defeat and destruction of evil on earth, the Satya Yuga (millennium) dawns. Kalki will bring golden age. Kalki will divide the earth into kingdoms among his generals where there is no death and take them to Vaikuntha (highest kingdom) with Kalki. Having finished his mission of restoring peace, Kalki will rule.