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This article lists 6 categories of avatars one of them being Purusha Avatar:

  1. Purusha avataras
  2. Lila avataras
  3. Guna avataras
  4. Manvantara avataras
  5. Yuga avataras
  6. Shaktyavesha avataras

The same article also lists some examples of Purusha avatars of Krishna:

  1. Purusha avataras:

    Krishna first incarnates as the three purusha avataras namely:

    • Karanodakashayi Vishnu - "The Lord who is lying on the causal ocean".
    • Garbhodakashayi Vishnu - "The Lord who is lying on the universal ocean".
    • Kshirodakashayi Vishnu - "The Lord who is lying on the ocean of milk".
  1. What does purusha avatar actually mean in the above context?
  2. Does it have any scriptural basis?
  3. Besides Krishna, are there more such purusha avatars?
  • If you are Gaudiya then only 3. – Wikash_hindu Feb 27 at 19:41
  • It is described in Sattvata tantra. It describes three purusha avatars. Krishna is source of purusha avatar. – Krishna Varna Mar 28 at 4:57

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