13) DHANVANTARI (Incarnation
as Dhanvantari) :Lord Vishnu took his thirteenth incarnation
as Dhanvantari. He manifested from the ocean holding a vessel filled
with ambrosia. He was the profounder of medicinal science.
14) MOHINI AVATAR (Incarnation
as a most Enchanting woman) :Lord Vishnu in his fourteenth
incarnation as a most enchanting woman enchanted the demons by his
beautiful appearance of a woman, and took away the pot filled up
with ambrosia from them and gave it to the deities. The deities
were thus protected from the demons.
15) NARSIMHA AVATAR (Incarnation
in the form of half-man and half-lion) :Lord Vishnu
took his fifteenth incarnation as Nrisimha, having upper portion
of his body in the form of lion and the lower portion resembling
of a man. In this incarnation he protected Prahlada from his father
Hiranyakashipu the demon. He killed Hiranyakashipu by tearing his
body apart by his nails. Lord Vishnu had to attain this form because
Lord Brahma had blessed Hiranyakashipu, that a Human being could
not kill him.
16) HAYAGREEVA AVATAR (Incarnation
as Hayagreeva) : Once Lord Brahma becoming tired of
his creative activities, wanted to rest. The night of the Brahma
was approaching. Because of his tiredness Lord Brahma yawned. All
the four Vedas came out from his opened mouth. A demon who used
to live near him in disguise, abducted the Vedas. Lord Vishnu took
his sixteenth incarnation as Hayagreeva to protect the Vedas. In
this incarnation his face resembled that of a horse and the rest
of his body resembled that of Sri Narayan with all of his four hands.
He killed the demon and protected the Vedas.