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Vishnu was an Aditya, and Krishna a Yadava. Vishnu was born much before Krishna, generations away. There is a relation between the lineages, which is why both Vaishnavism and Jainism use the term 'Harivamśa'.
 
Vishnu was an Aditya, and Krishna a Yadava. Vishnu was born much before Krishna, generations away. There is a relation between the lineages, which is why both Vaishnavism and Jainism use the term 'Harivamśa'.
  
We know that the Yadavas were devout Sātvats (worshipers of Vishnu.) Vaishnavam has also been known as Ekantika Dharm, Pacharatra, Sātvat Vidhi, and Narayaniya. Usually in India, when saints were considered avatars, they were deemed avatars of the God whom they worshipped. For example, Jalaram Bapa is considered that of [[Surya]], while the Bhairava saints that of [[Shiva]].
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We know that the Yadavas were devout Sātvats (worshipers of Vishnu.) Vaishnavam has also been known as Bhagavatam, Ekantika Dharm, Pacharatra, Sātvat Vidhi, and Narayaniya. Usually in India, when saints were considered avatars, they were deemed avatars of the God whom they worshipped. For example, Jalaram Bapa is considered that of [[Surya]], while the Bhairava saints that of [[Shiva]].
  
 
In [[Jain Dharm]] sastras, Krishna is believed to have been born in the Hari Dynasty, of which Yadavas were a subsection. Jain sastras further go to elaborate that in every Tirthankar's era, there have been a Balarama, Narayan, and Prati-Narayan. Krishna is named in that list as a Narayan. This shows that even Jains have recorded the significance of Vishnu's relation to Krishna. In the Jain Ramayana, Laksman is referred to as Narayan-Vishnu.
 
In [[Jain Dharm]] sastras, Krishna is believed to have been born in the Hari Dynasty, of which Yadavas were a subsection. Jain sastras further go to elaborate that in every Tirthankar's era, there have been a Balarama, Narayan, and Prati-Narayan. Krishna is named in that list as a Narayan. This shows that even Jains have recorded the significance of Vishnu's relation to Krishna. In the Jain Ramayana, Laksman is referred to as Narayan-Vishnu.

Revision as of 02:26, 8 April 2020

Hierarchies

  1. Maha Vishnu

Major Avatars

  1. Matsya
  2. Kurma
  3. Varaha
  4. Narsimha
  5. Vamana
  6. Parashurama
  7. Rama
  8. Krishna
  9. Balarama
  10. Kalki

Relation to Krishna

Vishnu was an Aditya, and Krishna a Yadava. Vishnu was born much before Krishna, generations away. There is a relation between the lineages, which is why both Vaishnavism and Jainism use the term 'Harivamśa'.

We know that the Yadavas were devout Sātvats (worshipers of Vishnu.) Vaishnavam has also been known as Bhagavatam, Ekantika Dharm, Pacharatra, Sātvat Vidhi, and Narayaniya. Usually in India, when saints were considered avatars, they were deemed avatars of the God whom they worshipped. For example, Jalaram Bapa is considered that of Surya, while the Bhairava saints that of Shiva.

In Jain Dharm sastras, Krishna is believed to have been born in the Hari Dynasty, of which Yadavas were a subsection. Jain sastras further go to elaborate that in every Tirthankar's era, there have been a Balarama, Narayan, and Prati-Narayan. Krishna is named in that list as a Narayan. This shows that even Jains have recorded the significance of Vishnu's relation to Krishna. In the Jain Ramayana, Laksman is referred to as Narayan-Vishnu.

Minor Avatars

  1. Sanaka
  2. Sananda
  3. Sanathana
  4. Sanatkumara
  5. Narada
  6. Nara-narayana
  7. Kapila
  8. Dattatreya
  9. Yajna
  10. Rishabha (Urukrama)
  11. Pruthu
  12. Mohini
  13. Garuda
  14. Danvantari
  15. Vyasa
  16. Bala Rama
  17. Satyanarayana
  18. Venkateshwara
  19. Hayagreeva

Names of Vishnu

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Notes

  1. Some texts like Devi Bhagavata consider the 9th major Avatar of Vishnu to be Buddha
  2. Devi Bhagwatha mentions 26 incarnations of Lord Vishnu (Sanaka, Sananda, Sanathana, Sanathkumara, Varaha, Narada, Nara-narayana, Kapila, Dathathreya, Yajna, Rishabha, Pruthu, Mathsya, Mohini, Koorma, Garuda, Danwanthari, Narasimha, Vamana, Parasurama, Vyasa, Sri Rama, Bala Rama, Krishna, Budha and Kalki).