CHAPTER 2. HINDU SCRIPTURES : 18.104.22.168
1.The Scriptures : 10.3.2
10. The Eighteen Puranas-3.2
3. The Srimad Bhagavata Purana and the Ten Avataras-2
The object of the Matsya Avatara was to save Vaivasvata Manu from destruction by a deluge.
The object of Kurma Avatara was to enable the world to recover some precious things which were lost in the deluge.
The Kurma gave its back for keeping the churning rod when the Gods and the Asuras churned the ocean of milk.
The purpose of Varaha Avatara was to rescue, from the waters, the earth which had been dragged down by a demon named Hiranyaksha.
The purpose of Narasimha Avatara, half-lion and half-man, was to free the world from the oppression of Hiranyakasipu, a demon, the father of Bhakta Prahlada. The object of Vamana Avatara was to restore the power of the gods which had been eclipsed by the penance and devotion of King Bali.
The object of Parasurama Avatara was to deliver the country from the oppression of the Kshatriya rulers.
Parasurama destroyed the Kshatriya race twenty-one times.
The object of Rama was to destroy the wicked Ravana.
The object of Sri Krishna Avatara was to destroy Kamsa and other demons, to deliver His wonderful message of the Gita in the Mahabharata war, and to become the centre of the Bhakti schools of India.
The object of the Kalki Avatara is the destruction of the wicked and the re-establishment of virtue.
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To be continued..