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Srikurmam: e-Book

Srikurmam: e-Book

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Published by: T Sampath Kumaran on Jul 01, 2011
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Srikurmam
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Tamarapu Sampath Kumaran
 
 About the Author:
Mr T Sampath Kumaran is a freelance writer. He regularly contributesarticles on Management, Business, Ancient Temples, and TempleArchitecture to many leading Dailies and Magazines.His articles are popular in “The Young World section” of THE HINDUHis e-books on nature, environment, festivals and different cultures of  people around the world are educative and of special interest to the young.His e-books – Guide to 108 Divya Desams, Guide to 275 Siva Sthalams,Ganesha, Muruga, Pilgrimage to Narasimhaswami shetrams, TirupatiGangamma, Vision of Sri Madhwacharya and Guru Raghavendra, The Pathof Ramanuja, Guide to Kancheepuram and Hinduism in a nutshell have beenwell received in the religious circle. He was associated in the renovation and production of two Documentary films on Nava Tirupathi Temples, andTirukkurungudi Temple in Tamilnadu.Acknowledgement:I wish to express my gratitude to the authors from whose works I gatheredthe details for this book, and Courtesy, Google and authorities of Bangkok airport for some of the photographs. Special thanks towww.scribd.comfor hosting my e-books.
 
 
Avatar 
("descent") is the incarnationof Lord Vishnu, being the protector of the Universe, comes down to theearth in human or animal form to protect and save his devotees. The Lordsays, that whenever there is an over abundance of evil on earth, He will takean avatar to restore the balance. In every one of his avatar he conveys avaluable message that an Asura, (that is some form of evil) is destroyed,restoring peace.Vishnu's avatars typically descend for a very specific purpose. An oft-quoted passage from the “
 Bhagavat Gita
” describes the typical role of an avatar of Vishnu to bring Dharma, or righteousness, back to the social and cosmicorder: (Gita: 4.7–8)
Whenever righteousness wanes and unrighteousness increases I send myself forth. For the protection of the good and for the destruction of evil,and for the establishment of righteousness, I come into being age after age
.”Avatar usually refers to the Ten appearances of Vishnu: Matsya (fish),Kurma (tortoise), Varaha (boar), Narasimha (Man-Lion), Vamana (dwarf  priest), Parasurama ( angry Rama with the axe), King Rama (the Divinewarrior hero of the Ramayana epic), Balarama (elder brother of Krishna),Krishna (the divine cowherd, Divine lover and statesman), and Kalki (themighty warrior saviour yet to come).

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