Garuda Purana tells that Vishnu will born to kill an asura. Vishnu takes the form of an eunuch

The gods would be divided into different clans such as the Svadharmans, Sutapasas, Haritas, Rohitas, etc., and Rtadhama or Bhadra would be their Indra or overlord. The demon Taraka would invade the territories of the then lord of the celestials. O Sankara, the god Hari, incarnate as a eunuch, would destroy that fell perace-breaker of the universe.

[53, Chapter 87: Fourteen Manus, Garuda Puranam]

Do any scripture tells the name of the avatar mentioned?


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The name of Vishnu's eunuch incarnation is Svadhama. The Bhagavata Purana mentiones it, but not describing him as an eunuch.

  1. A part of Hari, by name Svadhāman, the mighty son of Satyasahas and Sūnṛtā will protect this period of Manu.

Course: Bhagavata Purana, 8th Skanda, Chapter 13

The previous slokas also mention that Rtadharma will be Indra and the Svadharmas, Sutapas will be Devas. So, it's confirmed that eunuch is Svadhama.

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