24 AVATARS OF KRISHNA/ VISHNU & POPULAR DASAVATARS!
(As in Srimad Bhagavatham Canto-1, Chapter-3)
The Coloured Avataras among the following list of 24 avatars are popularly known as Dasavatars!
(1 0) Dhruvapriya or Prsnigarbha,
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(18) Bhargava (Parasurama),
(24) Kalki (Future Avatar) – Where and When will happen?
At the end of kaliyuga, Bhagawan will take His next Avatar as Kalki in a village called SAMBAL, as the son of one “VISHNU YASA”, as said by Srimad Bhagavatham Canto-1, Ch-3, Text-25.
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SPECIALITY OF KRISHNA AVATAR OUT OF 24 AVATARS OF KRISHNA/ VISHNU:
Srila Prabhupada in a Lecture on Bhagavad Gita(2.1) in Ahmedabad, December 7, 1972:
Except Kṛṣṇa, all others, they are plenary expansion of Kṛṣṇa, or part of plenary expansion of Kṛṣṇa.” Aṁśa-kalāḥ. Aṁśa means direct expansion. And kalāḥ means expansion of the…, secondary expansions. So it is concluded there that ete cāṁśa-kalāḥ puṁsaḥ. All these incarnations, they are either aṁśa or kalāḥ. But Kṛṣṇa, the name Kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam: He’s the original Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa.
Who is Lord Buddha? Is He an avatar?
Srila Prabhupada in his Lecture in Bombay, November 2, 1970:
“Kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam. Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. That is the verdict of Vedic instruction. Ete cāṁśa-kalāḥ puṁsaḥ kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam (SB 1.3.28). There is a list of incarnation of God. In the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Lord Buddha is also accepted as śaktyāveśa avatāra, especially empowered incarnation of Kṛṣṇa. Keśava dhṛta- Buddha -śarīra, jaya jagadīśa hare. Although Buddhism, we do not accept the philosophy of Buddhism, we Vaiṣṇavas, we do not accept, but we accept Lord Buddha as incarnation of Kṛṣṇa. Keśava dhṛta- Buddha -śarīra, jaya jagadīśa hare. Sadaya-hṛdaya darśita-paśu-ghātam. Lord Buddha appeared being very much compassionate on the matter of animal slaughter. As nowadays, animal slaughter is going on without any check, similarly, sometime before about 2,500 years ago in India, the same condition prevailed.”
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