What is an Avatar?

An Avatar is an incarnation of God. When God comes down to earth in any life-form, then we call him an Avatar.

In the Bhagavad Gita it is written,

"Whenever there is decay of Dharma (Righteousness) and outbreak of Adharma (non-Righteousness), I descend myself to protect the good, to annihilate the wicked and to re-establish Dharma (Righteousness). I am born from age to age."

(Gita Chap.4-7,8).

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