17) VAMAN AVATAR (Incarnation as a Dwarf) :Lord Vishnu took his seventeenth incarnation as a Dwarf, when Bali
the king of the demons had captured the entire three worlds. Indra
and all the other deities were wandering all around after losing
To help the deities regain control over the heaven.
Lord Vishnu disguised as a dwarf went to Bali when he was busy performing
a 'Yagya' and demanded earth measured by his three steps. When 'Bali'
agreed, he transformed his form from a small dwarf to a giant. Consequently
he covered all the three world with his two steps. Ultimately he
regained heaven for the deities.
18) PARSHURAM AVATAR (Incarnation
as Parshurama) :When the Kshatriya kings became ruthless
and started exploiting their subjects. Lord Vishnu took his eighteenth
incarnation as Parshurama' and annihilated the Kshatriyas kings
for seventeen times and consequently donated the earth to the Brahmins.
19) VYAS AVATAR (Incarnation
as Sage Vyasa) : Lord Vishnu took his nineteenth incarnation
as Sage Vyasa by taking birth from the womb of 'Satyavati'. His
father was sage Parashar. He made the division of Veda, and made
extension of its branches. He also wrote eighteen Mahapuranas and
20) RAM AVATAR (Incarnation
as Lord Rama) : Lord Rama is considered to be the
twentieth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. In this incarnation he constructed
a bridge over the ocean with the help of the Vanars (monkeys) and
after crossing over to Lankas killed many demons like Ravana, Kumbhakarna.
He accomplished many astonishing feats and saved the deities. He
taught the value of morality.