Story of Vamana Avatar | Purpose of Lord Vishnu’s Vamana Avatara

Bali vamana story

Vamana Avatara is the fifth Avatara of Lord Vishnu. The story of Vamana Avatara is also mentioned in Padma Purana’s Uttara Khanda. Vamana is a form of Lord Vishnu who had appeared as a dwarf Brahmin (Brahmin child – Brahmin Brahmachari). Once, goddess Parvati expressed her desire to know about all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Continuing […]

Vamana Avatar: Lord Vishnu’s Fifth incarnation

vamana

Lord Vishnu appeared before generous King Mahabali in the form Vamana, saying that he was a famished Brahmin and desired a piece of land. At this, the king generously obliged Vamana to have as much land as he wanted in his kingdom. Vamana made a witty retort by saying that he wanted land area covered by […]

Why Lord Vishnu incarnated as Vamana?

Bali vamana story

Lord Vishnu incarnated as Vamana or the ‘midget incarnation’ during the Thretha Yuga (The second leg of Manvantara) and before the occurrence of the great Ramayana. He incarnated during the time of Emperor Mahabali (also known as Maveli or Bali). This is the first incarnation of Lord Vishna in full human form. Present Kerala (a […]