CHAPTER 2. HINDU SCRIPTURES : 1.10.3
1.The Scriptures : 10.2
10. The Eighteen Puranas-3.
3. The Srimad Bhagavata Purana and the Ten Avataras-1
The Srimad Bhagavata Purana is a chronicle of the various Avataras of Lord Vishnu.
There are ten Avataras of Vishnu.
The aim of every Avatara is to save the world from some great danger, to destroy the wicked and protect the virtuous.
The ten Avataras are: 1.Matsya (The Fish), 2.Kurma (The Tortoise), 3.Varaha (The Boar), 4.Narasimha (The Man-Lion), 5.Vamana (The Dwarf), 6.Parasurama (Rama with the axe, the destroyer of the Kshatriya race), 7.Ramachandra (The hero of Ramayana—the son of Dasaratha), who destroyed Ravana, 8.Sri Krishna, The teacher of the Gita, 9.Vamana (Dwarf- to bless moksha to Mahabali) and 10.Kalki (The hero riding on a white horse, who is to come at the end of the Kali-Yuga).
To be continued..