Represents preservation and the rescue of knowledge during the cosmic flood.
Symbolizes support and stability during the churning of the cosmic ocean.
Illustrates the rescue of the Earth and restoration of dharma.
Signifies the simultaneous existence of man and animal, and the triumph of good over evil.
Represents humility and the control of ego, as well as the restoration of balance.
Embodies the destruction of tyranny and the restoration of dharma through warfare.
Exemplifies righteousness, duty, and adherence to dharma, as depicted in the Ramayana.
Represents divine love, compassion, and the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita.
Some traditions include Lord Buddha as an avatar, emphasizing non-violence, compassion, and enlightenment.
Anticipated to appear in the future, Kalki symbolizes the end of the current age, the destruction of evil forces.