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, 2016 at 10:52
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    Talk about means?anything specific?..In anycase.The Kurma Purana talks about the avatara..
    – Rickross
    Nov 25, 2016 at 18:09
  • I am looking for any information. And thanks, I did not know there was a whole Purana on it! Nov 26, 2016 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, 2016 at 6:08
  • @Rickross Okay, thank you, I will have a look Nov 26, 2016 at 14:23


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