Like the Mahābhārata has several explicit references to various incarnations of Lord Vishnu, including that of Shri Rāma, What about the Rāmāyaṇa?

Which all incarnations of the Lord, have been mentioned either explicitly or implicitly in the Rāmāyaṇa?

One may also derive their answers from the other popular versions of the Rāmāyaṇas - Adbhuta, Ānanda, Adhyātma, et al.

1 Answer 1


From Dashaavtaras:

From others:

Note: There might be few others as well.


What are the Avatarams of Vishnu described in the Yuddha Kanda of the Ramayana?

Mahavishnu's Avataaras

What form of Vishnu held Mandara at the top during the Churning of the Ocean?

  • 2
    If possible add line or two describing each one of these , this way it will not be a link only answer. Mar 26, 2021 at 6:25
  • 1
    @Surya Yes, Mandhata is also an incarnation hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/23062/…
    – YDS
    Mar 26, 2021 at 6:39
  • 1
    Yeah that is an interesting fact. Also what @SwiftPushkar means is you can give the quotations of the verses rather than just giving link so even if the link goes wrong, we can read the verses' translation here.
    – Surya
    Mar 26, 2021 at 6:42
  • 1
    @YDS , you can add Kurma avatara from Balakanda Sarga 45, the avatara of Matsya in Yuddha Kanda 117.13. If you like, you can add the North Western Recension also mentions: Hayagriva, Narayana Rishi and Nara. And Hari. - नारायणाय ऋषये नराय हरये नमः। त्वम् अश्ववदनो भूत्वा पातालतलमास्थितः॥ यु॰ ९८।४२
    – Adiyarkku
    Mar 26, 2021 at 17:11
  • 1
    @Surya it comes when praising Rama as Sakshat Vishnu corresponding to 117 of SR
    – Adiyarkku
    Mar 27, 2021 at 7:23

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .