Dasavataram: Lord Vishnu, one of the supreme god in Hinduism and one of the Trimurtis - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva is responsible for protecting the universe, Lord Brahma takes the role of creation and Lord Shiva destroys evil forces. Lord Vishnu incarnated in different forms to preserve the universe and restore "peace and dharma" in the four yugas (era or cycle) namely Satya yuga (Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha), Treta yuga (Vamana, Parasuram, Sri Rama), Dwapara yuga (Balarama, Sri krishna) and Kali yuga (kalki avatar). The wood panel of Dasavataram is designed with keen attention to details given to each avatars emphasizing their accurate representation, and demonstrating a fine workmanship by our team of artists.
The Ten Avatars of Lord Vishnu
Matsya - first avatar of Lord Vishnu as a saviour in the form of fish who saves the first man in creation named Manu from flood and is represented with upper torso of a human and lower with fish tail.
Kurma - second avatar of Lord Vishnu as the tortoise was to protect the devas and asuras, Lord Vishnu took the form of a Tortoise to bear the weight of the mountain Mandara, while the devas and asuras were churning the Ocean for Nectar of immortality.
Varaha - the third avatar of Lord Vishnu as a giant pig or boar protected Mother Earth from the demon Hiranyaksha when he became a threat to the earth and Bhudevi (Mother Earth) sank into the ocean.Lord Vishnu rescued planet Earth by lifting with his tusks thereby restoring the universe.
Narasimha - the fourth avatar of Lord Vishnu as a human with Lion's face protected his devotees and primarily took this avatar to destroy the demon king Hiranyakashipu who earned the indestructible boon from Lord Brahma.
Vamana - Lord Vishnu's fifth avatar as a brahmin dwarf of incredible intelligence and power to control and destroy the Asura King Mahabali who intend to control the universe.
Parasuram- the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu as a warrior with the axe, he is said to be the first warrior saint with training in both meditation and warfare.He was a Guru to Bishma, Drona and Karna.
Sri Rama - The Prince and King of Ayodhya and the seventh avatar of Lord vishnu was an ideal good human and a protagonist in the epic Ramayana which tells us about his supremacy along with his wife Sita devi and brother Lakshmana.
Balarama - son of Vasudeva and Rohini, elder brother of Sri krishna and the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, known for his physical strength and uses plough and gada as his weapons when needed.
Sri Krishna - son of Vasudeva and Devaki, incarnated as the ninth avatar of Lord Vishnu to destroy evil and preach Dharma. Lord Vishnu incarnated himself as Lord Krishna in the Dwapara Yuga for two important events. In the first, Lord Krishna defeated his evil maternal uncle, Kamsa. Secondly, He was the mentor of the Pandavas during the battle of Kurukshetra.
Kalki - The last incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and it is believed that He will appear on a white horse with a blazing sword in the present Yuga or the Kali Yuga to destroy all unrighteousness and evil existing in mankind.
Making of the Dasavataram wood panel - The Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu