Who is an Avatara?

Wikimedia Commons: Raja Ravi Verma painting of Dasavatara

The term avatar needs no introduction. It means many things these days, including a graphical representation of a user and a blockbuster movie.

Sanatana Dharma’s Puranic scriptures originally described an Avatara as a divine incarnation. Simultaneously, the sages also insisted on the presence of the divine in all. Thus, are we all…

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