Glossary

Avatāra
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TermAvatāra
Alternative TermsAvatāras, Avatar, Avatars
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In Hindu mythology, the manifestation or embodiment of a deity when he or she descends to earth. It is particularly associated with the god Viṣṇu, whose most famous avatars, Kṛṣṇa and Rāma, are the heroes of the epic poems Mahābhārata and Rāmāyaṇa.

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