Dashavtara

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Matsya

Matsya, the fish-avatar who saved Manu – the progeniter of mankind from the great deluge and rescued the Vedic scriptures by killing a demon.

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Matsya
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Kurma

Kurma, the tortoise-avatar, who helped in the Samudra manthan – the churning of the ocean.

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Kurma
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Varaha

Varaha who rescued the earth from the ocean, by killing her kidnapper-demon Hiranyaksha.

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Varaha
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Narasimha

The half man-half lion avatar, who killed the tyrant demon-king Hiranyakashipu, to rescue the demon's son Prahlada, who was a Vishnu-devotee

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Narasimha
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Vaman

The dwarf-avatar, who subdued the king Maha Bali.

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Vaman
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Parashurama

Sage with the axe who killed the thousand-armed king Kartavirya Arjuna

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Parashurama
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Rama

The king of Ayodhya and the hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana

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Rama
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Krishna

The king of Dwarka, a central character in the Bhagavata Purana and the Mahabharata and reciter of Bhagavad Gita.

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Krishna
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Buddha

Buddha in Hinduism is viewed as an Avatar of Vishnu. In the Puranic text Bhagavata Purana, he is the twenty-fourth of twenty-five avatars, prefiguring a forthcoming final incarnation

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Buddha
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Kalki

Kalki(The Destroyer of foulness), who is expected to appear at the end of Kali Yuga.

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Kalki
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