Is ‘Ten Avatar Story’ Real or Fake?
“Udayji, is there any analogy between the ten-Avatars (DashAvatar) of Vishnu with the theory of evolution?” a question from a reader Bhasurachandran.
The actual Avatars were not strictly in chronological or evolutionary order of the occurrence. There are 24 Avatars of the Vishnu, according to Srimad Bhagavatam, the authentic scripture followed in Vaishnava tradition.
Among those, the first one is Adi Purush and the second is Four Kumars. The first one in the popular ten Avatar list, Fish (Matsya) comes as the 11th Avatar in the actual one. Clearly, someone had handpicked ten Avatars from the 24 and listed (coincidence or factual?) according to the evolution theory.
However, we don’t have to depend upon the DashAvatar or any puranic stories to prove that our ancestors, the sages, knew about the science of evolution. They didn’t create idiotic stories like “God created man”. Instead, they followed science and truth.
Patanjali in his yoga sutra said: “Jatyantar Parinama Prakritya Purat” The highly evolved nature of species (incidentally, Jati in Sanskrit means species and NOT caste, as some pseudo-intellectuals say) is the result of the transformation process. Do you need any better explanation for the theory of evolution?
Thousands of years before Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Charles Darwin, Hindu scriptures revealed that man has passed through 84 lakhs (8.4 million) births as plants, animals, inferior species, and then came the ancestors of developed man existing today (Padma Purana). The saged also admitted advanced theory that this evolutionary process is generally progressive, although there can be reversals.
“So, Udayji, how many Avatars does Vishnu have?”…. From my book: “The Secret of Krishna’s Birth: Deciphering The Krishna Code”
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