enter image description hereOn the inner wall of the Puri temple, a panel of the ten avataras are engraved (relief on stone).There we see Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Nrisimha, Vamana, Parashurama,Rama,Balarama, JAGANNATH and Kalki.

When I enquied about it, the pandas informed me that 'Lord Jagannath IS the Buddha-avatar!

That seemed very surprising to me.How can a deity be an incarnation?

I found an image also on net showing the same.

Can anyone throw light on this?


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    Because they don't accept Buddha as an incarnation of Sri Hari.
    – user9969
    Mar 19, 2019 at 8:33
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    No they mentioned Him as the Buddha Avatar. Also, how can a Deity be an incarnation?
    – user17294
    Mar 19, 2019 at 8:38
  • @Pratimaputra is Lord Krishna not an avatar of Vishnu as you have not mentioned about him in the question
    – codeczar
    Mar 26, 2019 at 3:38
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    @codeczar the dasa-avatara stotra by Jaydev is very famous especially in Bengal and Odissa.Jayadev following Krishna as God Himself does not count Him in the Dasa Avatars. So far as I remember, Garuda Purana also excludes Krishna.
    – user17294
    Mar 26, 2019 at 4:06
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    @codeczar but (krishna, buddha) or (Balaram, jagannath) --this way its not correct.Jagannath is nowhere counted except in Puri so far as I know.
    – user17294
    Mar 26, 2019 at 4:08


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