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Classical Avatars of India

  • Daniel E. Bassuk
Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series (LPR)

Abstract

In ancient India, religious man dwelt in a cosmos vibrantly energized by gods close-by. It was generally acknowledged that there was an overall struggle being waged between the gods and the demons, and good and evil were evenly balanced. At certain times the balance was destroyed and evil gained the upper hand. This situation was deemed unfair, and at such times the God Vishnu intervened by descending to earth in the form of a manifestation of himself known as an Avatar.

Keywords

White Horse Human Avatar Yogic Posture Indian Religion Vedic Rite 
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© Daniel E. Bassuk 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel E. Bassuk
    • 1
  1. 1.Gardner A. Sage LibraryNew Brunswick Theological SeminaryNew BrunswickUSA

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