Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621712
Title:
Avatars of Vishnu in Hindu Culture
Authors:
Thompson, Celeste; Srivatsa, Abhiram
Abstract:
According to the Hindu religion, Vishnu, the God of Preservation, incarnates on earth in times of trouble. Whenever there is a threatening evil, Vishnu comes down to Earth in various forms, or avatars, to defend righteousness by eliminating the evil. Thereare a total of ten major avatars of Vishnu that Hindu tradition focuses on. These avatars are collectively known as the dashavatar, which literally translates to "ten avatars" in the ancient language of Sanskrit. This presentation focuses on three specific incarnations of Vishnu: Matsya, Kurma, and Narasimha. Matsya is a fish-form avatar who saves humanity from devastating floods. Kurma is a giant turtle incarnation who steadies a mountain on his shell. Narasimha is a half-lion half-man avatar who defeats an evil tyrant. This presentation will introduce and then show a video that was made as a Humanities project, which highlights the stories of Matsya, Kurma, and Narasimha. Utilizing Final Cut Pro and incorporating high quality images, the video explains the significance of Vishnu and of these three incarnations in the Hindu religion.
Affiliation:
College of Science and Mathematics
Issue Date:
12-Feb-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621712
Submitted date:
26-JAN-2018 03:54PM
Type:
Oral Presentation
Description:
Presentation given at the 19th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference
Appears in Collections:
19th Annual PKP Student Research and Fine Arts Conference: Oral Symposia I

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Celesteen
dc.contributor.authorSrivatsa, Abhiramen
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-12T17:19:34Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-12T17:19:34Z-
dc.date.issued2018-02-12-
dc.date.submitted26-JAN-2018 03:54PM-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621712-
dc.descriptionPresentation given at the 19th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conferenceen
dc.description.abstractAccording to the Hindu religion, Vishnu, the God of Preservation, incarnates on earth in times of trouble. Whenever there is a threatening evil, Vishnu comes down to Earth in various forms, or avatars, to defend righteousness by eliminating the evil. Thereare a total of ten major avatars of Vishnu that Hindu tradition focuses on. These avatars are collectively known as the dashavatar, which literally translates to "ten avatars" in the ancient language of Sanskrit. This presentation focuses on three specific incarnations of Vishnu: Matsya, Kurma, and Narasimha. Matsya is a fish-form avatar who saves humanity from devastating floods. Kurma is a giant turtle incarnation who steadies a mountain on his shell. Narasimha is a half-lion half-man avatar who defeats an evil tyrant. This presentation will introduce and then show a video that was made as a Humanities project, which highlights the stories of Matsya, Kurma, and Narasimha. Utilizing Final Cut Pro and incorporating high quality images, the video explains the significance of Vishnu and of these three incarnations in the Hindu religion.en
dc.titleAvatars of Vishnu in Hindu Cultureen
dc.typeOral Presentationen
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Science and Mathematicsen
dc.contributor.sponsorHeckman, Christinaen
dc.contributor.sponsorDepartment of English and Foreign Languagesen
dc.contributor.sponsorRust, Brianen
dc.contributor.sponsorDepartment of Arten
dc.contributor.affiliationAugusta Universityen
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