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A short description about matsyavatara is requested

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 15 Jan '13 11:52 am
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The avatara of Paramathma as fish viz., Matsyavatara, can be found in 8th Skanda of Srimadbhagavatha. This happened during Chakshusha Manvantara.
First Story of Matsyavatara - Once Brahma, during his Dina pralaya, felt sleepy, and did not had the complete control over the Vedas and their Abhimani devatas. Hayagreeva named Daithya, utilising the opportunity stole the Vedas (with Abhimani devatas) and Paramathma incarnated as a fish (Matsyavatara) and killed Hayagreeva Daithya and saved the Vedas and brought back to Brahma.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 15 Jan '13 12:13 pm

 
  
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The avatara of Paramathma as fish viz., Matsyavatara, can be found in 8th Skanda of Srimadbhagavatha. This happened during Chakshusha Manvantara.
Answered by Quest, 15 Jan '13 01:07 pm

 
  
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The Matsya or Fish Avatar of Vishnu is the least regarded of all his avatars in the popular imagination. It is mentioned perfunctorily as the first avatar and then people hurry on to all the really important manifestations of Vishnu. While it may be true that there is no great documentation of this particular avatar, it remains significant for many reasons. It is the very first avatar in all Hindu literature and establishes a prototype for all the various incarnations of god that follow. Secondly, it shares with the rest of the world a generic belief that at one time the planet was threatened with a great flood and a savior in a boat preserved all life forms. Thirdly it establishes the concept of Manus for each Great Age or Yuga. And finally the task of this avatar was the most important of all, nothing less than the recovery of the lost Vedas.......................................
Answered by pradeep mishra, 15 Jan '13 12:01 pm

 
  
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Will you please visit the site - address of which is given in the source of information - where you will find the complete story,, thnx
Source: http://www.oration.com/~mm9n/articles/dev/091matsyavatara.htm
Answered by Om Shrivastava, 15 Jan '13 11:56 am

 
  
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This avatar is connected with the Biblical deluge in which Vaivaswata Manu (Satya vrata The Righteous - Noah) or Noah was saved through the Ark, At the fish's command, Manu embarked in a ship together with the Rishis and the seeds of all existing things, and the ship, bound to the fish's great horn, was preserved during the Flood. Finally it rested on a peak of the Himalayas. The period starting from the creation of Adam or Swayambhuva Manu ended with the coming of the flood and a new dispensation started with the righteous one Vaivaswata Manu. This then reflects the Noah story as well known in the early Christian era in India in all details. The deluge story and the story of Noah form one part of the myth.
Answered by Psycho, 15 Jan '13 11:54 am

 
  
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