Beautiful paintings of Bhagavān Viṣṇu in Thailand, where He is called as “Narai”. The four paintings depict his four incarnations.
4 out of the 10 avatars of Vishnu. Dashavatara chronologically appearing one after another: Matsya (fish), Kurma (turtle), Varaha (boar), Narasimha (lion), Vamana (dwarf), Parashurama (fierce Rama with axe), Rama (epitome of righteousness), Krishna (epitome of sweetness), Buddha (Gautama), Kalki (saviour on a horse to save all who left).
Vamana lived in 7th Treta Yuga of the Vaivasvata Manvantara (i.e. the present Manvantara). Parashurama was in the 19th Treta Yuga of the Vaivasvata Manvantara. Rama lived in 24th Treta, Krishna in our current 28th cycle of Dwapara Yuga, Buddha and Kalki bless us in the beginning and end of Kali Yoga.
“The one with the boar 🐗 it’s called The Vārāh avatar of Lord Bhagvan Shri Vishnu ji, to kill the evil Hirnyāks, who captured the world.
The one with the lion 🦁 it’s known as The Narsingha avatar of Shri Vishnu ji, to eliminate the evil king Hirnyakashyap, the successor of Hirnyāks.
The one with the turtle 🐢 is called The Kurma avatar of the same Shri Hari Narain ji.
This avatar Shri Narain took even before Vārāh & Narsingha avatar respectively… The Kurma avatar Shri Narain ji took during the event of churning of the oceans also know as ‘Sāgar Manthan’. It was needed to came in balance with good & evil to derive goods from the Nether Worlds for the betterment of the world… Deities, Demons, Human being and humanities, nature and animals.
The avatar riding on the horse 🐎 is an avatar yet to come as a divination or prophecy… at the end of times, the end of all eras,…. at The Judgement Day! It is said to be the last avatar in this cycle of avatars of Lord Vishnu, Shri Vishnu Narayana Bhagvan… 🙏🏽🕉”
Matsyah Kurmo Varahas-cha Narasimhas-cha Vamana
Ramo Ramas-cha Ramas-cha Buddha Kalki-cha te dasa
The Fish, the Tortoise, the Boar, the Man-lion, the Dwarf,
Parasurama, Dasarathi Rama, Balarama, Buddha and Kalki – thy ten.
Sanctum entrance, Adivaraha cave (7th century), Mahabalipuram;
earliest avatar-related epigraphy