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I would like to know more about the Kurma avatar of Vishnu. I know that Vishnu took the form of a tortoise to facilitate Samudra Manthana. Although, no other details are known. The Wikipedia article is not of much help.

Astrologically, Kurma avatar is associated with Shani Graha.

Are there any scriptures which go into more details about this Avatar of Vishnu?

For those interested, here is a question which talks about the temples of Kurma avatar.

  • Do you want Astrological association of Kurma with Shani or any info about Kurma? – The Destroyer Nov 25 '16 at 10:52
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    Talk about means?anything specific?..In anycase.The Kurma Purana talks about the avatara.. – Rickross Nov 25 '16 at 18:09
  • I am looking for any information. And thanks, I did not know there was a whole Purana on it! – Amit Saxena Nov 26 '16 at 6:04
  • @AmitSaxena The whole Kurma Purana does not discuss only about the avatara..but the first chapter starts with it.. – Rickross Nov 26 '16 at 6:08
  • @Rickross Okay, thank you, I will have a look – Amit Saxena Nov 26 '16 at 14:23

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