Garuda is the foremost vahanas of Lord Vishnu. He is the most favorite one too.
Though other devatas, nitya suris like Adi Shesha, Shankha, chakra incarnated as different characters during Ramayana and Mahabharata times, Garuda didn't take a direct avatar. However, he was always ready to help Lord Vishnu whenever needed. He descended to earth (literal ...
Bhagavata Purana mentions that Bhagavan initially takes the form of Purusa for material creation.
jagṛhe pauruṣaṁ rūpaṁ bhagavān mahad-ādibhiḥ sambhūtaṁ
ṣoḍaśa-kalam ādau loka-sisṛkṣayā
Sūta said: In the beginning of the creation, the Lord first expanded
Himself in the universal form of the puruṣa incarnation and ...
Actually this was the motive of there incarnation to create a fake religion. In kaliyug, asuras started following Vedas but still they spread terror. As they were following path of Vedas, Deva couldn't defeat them. That's why Vishnu incarnated as budha to take them away from Vedas by making another religion.
Padma Purana VI.252.108-115
“…The glorious one, ...
Yes. Budha was Vishnu avatar. There are many budhists oppose this claim but many great budhists personality accepted the truth.
Thomas William Rhys Davids (Founder of Pali taxt society)
Budhism p 116-117:- "We should never forget that Budha was born and brought up a Hindu and lived and died a Hindu..........he was the greatest and wisest among Hindus."
Lord Rama Lord Krishna are nothing but the avatars of parbrhma itself.
Lord Vishnu Shiva these are different forms of same parbrahma only and when parbarhma incarnates in earth then he took avatar as ram krishna etc.
Thats why when krishna told arjuna about his opulences then he told all the qualities to arjun as his quality which is same as qualities of ...
what scriptures describe Parashurama as an Avesha Avatara of Vishnu?
Garga Samhita is a scripture describing Parashurama as an Avesha Avatara of Vishnu. The following excerpt clarifies it.
Shri Bahulashva said: How often does Lord Vishnu, who removes all that
is inauspicious, descend to this world to protect the devotees? O