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O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari,
who have assumed the form of a tortoise! All
glories to You! In this incarnation as a divine
tortoise the great Mandara Mountain rests upon
Your gigantic back as a pivot for churning the
ocean of milk. From holding up the huge
mountain a large scar like depression is put in
Your back, which has become most glorious.

Sri Dasavatara Stotra, 2nd Sloka

Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.

| Matsya | Kurma | Varaha | Nrsimha | Vamana |

| Parasuram | Rama | Balarama | Buddha | Kalki |

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