Dashavatara Anamoly Points Pre Sanatana Dharma in South


I received the following comment on Lord Vishnu’s Dasavathars.

‘Sir lord Vishnu first avataram is matsya. He took this avataram at the end of satya yugam

Second avataram is kurma
This is during satya yugam

My doubt is the avatar which he took first during the yuga should be the first avatar right?
Why matsya considered as first avataram?

Second doubt
Why Hayagriva or horse considered as knowledge or wisdom? Is horse is genius
That is why he took horse face’

Interesting observation.

On checking up facts I have stumbled on some interesting information and I am sharing it with my interpretation.

On Hayagriva ,though I had written an article, I did not touch upon the referred issue in detail.

I shall do it in a couple of days.

Ten avatars of Vishnu image

Dasavathar of Vishnu

‘The list of Dashavatara varies across sects and regions. The standard list is as follows: Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parashurama, Rama, Krishna, Buddha, and Kalki. Sometimes, Krishna replaces Vishnu as the source of all avatars and Balarama takes Krishna’s place in the list. In other versions, Krishna may be dropped from the list and substituted by regional deities like Vithoba, Jagannath or Balarama.’

( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dashavatara )

The Four Yugas, The Hindu Time cycle are,

Satya (Krutha) Yuiga,

Treta Yuga,

Dwapara Yuga and

Kali Yuga.

The Avatars under each Yuga.

Satya Yuga.

Matsya,

Koorma,

Varaha,

Narasimha.

Treta Yuga.

Vamana.

Rama,

Parashurama,

Dwapara Yuga.

Krishna ,

Balarama .

Kali Yuga.

Kalki, Yet to manifest.

It may be noted that Matsya tops the list, followed by Koorma and then Varaha.

Matsya Avatar relates to the Great Flood spoken of by all world legends and religions.

Matsya avatar indicates the flood .

Puranas state that the Matsya saved Mankind, instructed Manu, the first Man to meditate.

He meditated Madagascar.

Please read my article on this.

Ikshvaku , the founder of Solar Dynasty, the ancestor of Rama lived in the south and he moved to Ayodhya to found the Ikshvaku Dynasty, to which Lord Rama belongs.

Please check my article on this.

It is curious to note that the Varaha avatar which deals with the recvovery of the Vedas from the earth does not immediately follow the Matsya Avatar.

If we take that that there was great flood , it should be followed by the recovery of Earth(Land) from the waters.

This recovery is indicated in the Varaha Avatar where it is said the Vedas were rolled in and hidden under the water; and Vishnu, as Varaha recovered it.

Yet this Avatar is not the immediate one after the Matsya Avatar.

But it the Koorma Avatar, when Vishnu took the form of a Tortoise to bear the weight of the Meru Mountain when the Devas and Asuras churned the Ocean.

I think this indictaes that the land mass was distributed among the Devas and Asuras, apart from getting some Divine Beings/Objects.

It stands to reason because,

There seems to have been the worship of Shiva in the South even before Sanatana Dharam while the Vedas make a passing refrence to Him in Sri Rudram ,

Ikshvaku Dynasty foulrished in the north,

Then the Avatars of Parashurama , Vamana and Narasimha are from the south.

Though Narasimha is reported in the north and there is a temple , the details are much more evident in the south indicatinn Narasimha Avatar was from the South, Ahobila,

Note that Narasimha avatar is listed in the Satya Yuga, while the Vamana Avatar is listed in Treta Yuga!

It is a fact that the Vamana Avatar took plave during the period of Mahabali , the grand son of Prahlada.

My guess is that the Narasimha and Varaha avatars should have taken place during the Yuga Sandhi, time when One Yuga changes into another.

Please read my article on Yuga Sandhi.

And Vamana and Mahabali legend is more prominent in the south.

This is repeatedly referred in Puranas and the Tamil Classics.

When studeid together these facts and the fact that Manu was from the south and except Rama and Balarama,Krishna Avatars , all the Avatars of Vishnu seem to have been in the south of Vindhyas,it is possible that the Sanatana Dharma was in place in the south before the Vedic period in the north.

This is reinforced by the finding of Tamil Brahmi Script and the mention of Dravidas in the Vedas, Puranas and Ithihasas,Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Reference.

http://hinduism.about.com/od/art/ss/10avatars.htm#step5

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3 thoughts on “Dashavatara Anamoly Points Pre Sanatana Dharma in South

  1. VibhataMitra says:

    Vedas –are they books which can be stolen and retrieved ? We know they are called the Sruthis. Then how come something , which is only learnt by listening–is stolen ?

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    • This is an allegory indicating Yagneswara narayana concept and a lead to inform that there were two kinds of Sanatana Dharma.Shall be writing in detail.

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  2. Anil Gupta says:

    Some people have equated Dashavtar Katha as Indian version of “theory of evolution”.As per ‘theory of evolution’ life first started in water.Actually our planet earth was formed as a gaseous fireball some six billion years ago. Some four billion years ago it developed into liquid form.Ma Salilam Sarv Idam.( in the beginning there was water everywhere.)After another two billion years when this liquid cooled down there was some form of life on the planet.Matsyavtar is symbolic of this stage.After few million years when this liquid started thickening Kurmavtar (tortoise) took place. After some million years more when solid earth became visible life in the form of Varahavtar came into being.Some millions afterwards there was life in the form of half human-half animal.That is Narsinhavtar.After few million years complete human form evolved and this was Vamanavtar.Then Parshuram, Ram and Krishna, Buddha.This could be a scientifical explanation of our Avtars.

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