Saturday, July 29, 2017

Project Idea: The Avatars of Vishnu

There are avatars of Vishnu in both epics: he is Rama in the Ramayana (and he is also Parashurama!), and he is Krishna in the Mahabharata (and, yes, Parashurama is also a character in that epic). For this project, you could focus on Vishnu's avatars in the epics, or you could look at his other avatars, both human and non-human.

Research Tip: Start with the Wikipedia article about the Dashavatara, the Ten Avatars of Vishnu. There are also some famous avatars of Vishnu who are not part of the famous "ten" Dashavatara, like the woman Mohini and the horse Hayagriva. You will find comic books about the avatars Narasimha and Parashurama on Reserve in Bizzell, and this comic book is on the shelves for checkout: Dasha Avatar: The Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu. This book is available free online: Avataras: Four Lectures for the Theosophical Society by Annie Besant.

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