I have an assignment that I need help finding the answer to. I cannot find the answer anywhere on the internet. I don't have the book for my class to help me.


Below are the 24 Avtaras of lord Vishnu. Out of which, 23 happened already. Kalki is said to be 24th Avtara in future.

1- श्री सनकादि मुनि (Shri Sankadi Muni) :

2- वराह अवतार (Varaha Avtar) :

3- नारद अवतार (Narad Avtar) :

4- नर-नारायण (Nar-Narayan Avtar) :

5- कपिल मुनि ( Kapil Avtar) :

6- दत्तात्रेय अवतार (Dattatraya Avtar) :

7- यज्ञ ( Yagya Avatar) :

8- भगवान ऋषभदेव (Rishabh Avtar) :

9- आदिराज पृथु (Prithu Avtar) :

10- मत्स्य अवतार (Matsya Avtar) :

11- कूर्म अवतार (Kurm Avtar) :

12- भगवान धन्वन्तरि (Dhanwantari Avatar) :

13- मोहिनी अवतार (Mohini avatar) :

14- भगवान नृसिंह (Narsih Avatar) :

15- वामन अवतार (Vaman Avatar) :

16- हयग्रीव अवतार (Hayagreeva Avatar) :

17- श्रीहरि अवतार ( Shri Hari Avtar) :

18- परशुराम अवतार (Parshuram Avatar) :

19- महर्षि वेदव्यास ( Vyas Avatar) :

20- हंस अवतार (Hans Avatar) :

21- श्रीराम अवतार (Ram avatar) :

22- श्रीकृष्ण अवतार (Krishna Avatar) :

23- बुद्ध अवतार (Buddha Avatar) :

24- कल्कि अवतार (Kalki Avatar) :

Apart from those, Shrinathji & Swami Narayana can also be considered as re-incarnations of lord Shri Krishna.

24 Avtara of Vishnu with description

24 Avtara of Vishnu with English desccription

  • Good collection. Perhaps Shrinathji & Swami Narayana can also be considered as Avatars. There is a famous story that, Swamy Narayana's parents were cursed by Ashwatthama that their son will not be able to possess any weapons; since he foresaw that it's going to be Krishna's incarnation. – iammilind Oct 9 '15 at 6:13
  • was there any avatar of vishnu by name ADI PURUSHA avatar? – The Destroyer Oct 9 '15 at 7:43
  • @AnilKumar yes this link describe avatarsofbrahmavishnumahesh.blogspot.in/2013/07/… Adi Purusha Incarnation as the Pre-eminent man – Bhavin Patel Oct 9 '15 at 8:41
  • @BhavinChhatrola i know that link. In fact i came to know about that avatar from that page. But i want to know whether it was mentioned in any of the puranas? Is that Adi Purusha Avatar is Lord Narayana , amsa of Vishnu who lives in Vaikunta? – The Destroyer Oct 9 '15 at 9:51
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    @iammilind Srinathji isn't a separate incarnation; the Srinathji statue is just a statue of Krishna, as I discuss in my answer here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/2950/36 As far as Swaminarayan goes, pretty much only members of the Swaminarayan sect believe he's an incarnation, although the site some scriptures to support their view, like the Skanda Purana quote in my question here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/6623/36 – Keshav Srinivasan Oct 9 '15 at 17:35
  • Varaha

  • Kumāras (from Bhāgavata Purāṇ)

  • Nārada (from Bhāgavata Purāṇ)

  • Nārāyaṇa (from Bhāgavata Purāṇ)

  • Yajna (from Vishnu Purana)

  • Ajita (from Vishnu Purana)

  • Satya (from Vishnu Purana)

  • Hari (from Vishnu Purana)

  • Mánasa (from Vishnu Purana)

  • Vaikuntha (from Vishnu Purana)

  • Kurma

  • Dhanvantari (from Bhāgavata Purāṇ)

  • Mohini

  • Hayagreeva (from Bhāgavata Purāṇ)

  • Matsya

  • Nrisimha

  • Vámana

  • Kapila (from Bhāgavata Purāṇ)

  • Dattatreya (from Bhāgavata Purāṇ)

  • Haṁsa (from Bhāgavata Purāṇ)

  • Ṛṣabha (from Bhāgavata Purāṇ)

  • Pṛthu (from Bhāgavata Purāṇ)

  • Mandhata (from Vayu Purana)

  • Parashurama

  • Rama

  • Krishna Dvaipāyana (28th Vyasa) (from Bhāgavata Purāṇ)

  • Balarāma (from Bhāgavata Purāṇ)

  • Krishna

  • Buddha (from Bhāgavata Purāṇ)

  • Kalki

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