Thursday, March 6, 2008

ACK-005 Dasha Avatar

Its Maha Shivratri day today. Best wishes for the day to all. It is one of the main festivals of Hindus, especially for the devotees of Shiva, the lord of destruction.

The festival basics can be read here.

A group of over 200 Hindu pilgrims from India are visiting the world famous Katas Raj temple (in Pakistan) on the occasion of Maha Shivratri, the festival devoted to Lord Shiva. Read here.




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Some Shivratri special wallpapers for your desktop.




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The first contribution to this blog is here and what a magnificent one. A 90+ pages super issue of Dasha Avatars, equivalent to three regular ACKs. The credit goes to Ranjit, one of the prominent contributors to indrajal blogs. Thanks Ranjit for this beautiful contribution

I have brightened up the images a bit to make them more enjoyable.

Description
The Avatar concept is the very cornerstone of Hindu theology. According to it, the Supreme Power manifest itself in animal or human forms on earth, with the divine mission of cleansing it of the periodically increasing evil.

The Avatar concept is closely related to the measurement of time in Hindu theology which has its basis on one working day of Brahma.

According to the Bhagwat Purana, Brahma, the creator, is the causal effect of the predetermined periodic creation and dissolution of the universe.

Each creation or Kalpa is equal to one day and each dissolution or Pralaya is equal to one night in the life of Brahma. A Kalpa and a Pralaya last for 4,320 million human years each.

Every Kalpa has 1000 cycles of 4 Yugas (ages). Each cycle of 4 Yugas is completed in 4,320,000 human years. The Yugas are called Satya, Treta, Dwapara and Kali.

The Avatars which are considered most significant are ten in number and they form the Dasha Avatar. These ten start with the form of a lowly fish and work up to the noble man, cast in the image of God. The fanciful find a parallel to Darwin's theory of evolution in the progression of these Avatars.

The Avatars enable the common folk to speak of or listen to stories of divine doings which is a simple way of proceeding towards Godhead; particularly in our Kali Yuga with its sick hurry and divided aims.



Download ACK-005 Dasha Avatar
(91 Pages, 22 MB)

4 comments:

dArA said...

Maha Shivaratri to ALL of you! :-)

This 'Dasha avatar' is ACK special Issue #5....btwn, the Special #4 is classic 96-page Ramayan wid a fabulous art-work n nice descriptn of our epic!

bahadur said...

MAHA SHIVRATRI TO ALL OF YOU.

Great effort,TPH.A real good post.
Ranjit,thanks.

adibud34 said...

Lovely comic! Thanks so much! I was actually expecting something Shiva related, like either "Sati and Shiva" or "Parvati Shiva" or "The sons of Shiva". But Dashavatara works perfectly! Thanks so much!

vikki said...

Superb work Thank You