Srimad Bhagavatam  Skanda 2 Chapter 7 (Part 3)
Avatar's of Bhagavan(contd.)-17 to 24 'Manu, Dhanvantri, Parasurama, Sri Rama, Balarama, Krishna, Vedavyasa, Buddha' &' Kalki'(yet to happen)
( Source: Velukkudi Sri. Sri. Krishnan Swamy's writings in recent Tamil weekly Tuglak  - This would serve the limited purpose to read this chapter of Sacred Srimad Bhagavatham by those who don't know to read Tamil or don't get access to the related recent issues of the  Tamil weekly magazine 'Tuglak')
Bhagavan next incarnates as each Manu one by one thus completes his avatars as 14 Manus. The period of each Manu extended upto 71 'Chatutyugas' which gets a code name as a 'Manvantra'. Bhagavan appears as the First Manu in the dynasty belonged to Manu(s) and protects the people in the best manner, thus advocating the rule that a King's predominant duty and responsibility is to establish an orderly governance and to rule the country with equitable justice and taking good care of the subjects under his umbrella. 
The importance of good health needs no emphasis. It is just not adequate to talk about 'mukti' always. The state of health needs to be good and is very much necessary as a condition to offer the prayers and to be in service to the Almighty in the best posible manner. Bhagavan incarnated as Dhanvantri in line with this philosophy and preached world wide the  'Ayurveda Sastra'. Lord Dhanvantri, being the God of 'Sound Health Systems' not only grants a long life but also looks after that the health is sound throughout. A healthy life in the present life and blisful state in the life that follows after death is what Dhanvantri ensures to people who worship him.
Parasurama, well known for his quick temper, is the next avatar. Kings who torchered the subjects and who deviated from the first principle of good governance, received the axe of Parasurama. The axe of Parasurama is also known by the name 'Parasu'. Parasurama avatar is intended to eliminate those who carried their weight only to do harm and disservice to others.
Bhagavan incarnated as Sri Rama next , which avatar exhibited virtues, grace and over flowing compassion to all alike. Sri Rama took the graceful hand of Sita in marriage. He also showed his affection to Guha, the hunter; Sugriva, the King of Monkey Clan; Vibhishana who belonged to Asura clan  and announced fondly in public that they were his brothers. 'Pithru-vakya-paripalanam', 'Yeka-pathni-vratham' - Sri Rama exceled in these two noble traits. Sri Rama is hailed as a 'Purushothama' for his exemplary conduct, rightousness, adhering to truth always and for leading a virtuous life.
Balarama as an elder brother and Krishna as younger brother are the two more avatars when Bhagavan's leela (play) came to full bloom. Krishna, as a playful child, mesmerised the Brindavan and its subjects, delighted Yasoda and Gopis and spelled majic in everyone's lips. Krishna's period as a playful youth stands as a legacy for ever. A host of poems by Alwars and many Rishis in praise of Krishna satand as testimony for generations to come. Should we recognize the mystery or significance of each avatar, there is no need for us to take a rebitrth. Krishna performed many venerable acts like uttering playful lies, stealing butter, drinking stealthly potful of milk, releasing the cows tied to the pillars, crying when tied to the posts, showing his love to the cowherds and cows, playing captivating tunes over the flute, performing'rasa-leela' with the Gopis, lifting the Govardana mountain, to mention a few. We can lift our soul to great heights by reading and hearing the amusing anecdotes of Krishna's period. When we think that he was tied to the pillar with ropes sometimes by Yasoda to prevent him from doing mischieves, we can be rest assured that it would relieve us from the bundle of sins we happen to commit. Further Krishna's teachings in Bhagavat Geeta pave ways for a rightuous living and to attain mukti. Balarama always accompanied Krishna and took part in the acts played by Krishna. 
The avatar 'Krishna Dwaiypana' alias Veda Vysa makes us wonder whether it is a rebirth of Krishna avatar. Veda Vyasa was born to Parasara and Satyavati. He made the demarkation of Vedic Scriputures into four groups namely Rig, Yajur, Sama and Adharvana Vedas. He also propagated Epics and Puranas to general public. Vyasa made the people to realize that the Vedas and Puranas are the means to realize the Almighty, to dispel the ignorance and to know the facts of life and the truth.
Buddha was the next avatar to follow. It was a period when some Asuras also learnt Vedas and in the name of Vedas committed wrong deeds and misled the public. Bhagavan appeared as Buddha and coaxed them not to spend time in learning Vedas in order to shed their weight and to mitigate the illeffects. By deviating their attention from learning Vedas, he gained advantage and conqured the Asuras.
The next avatar is yet to take place. When adharma gains hand, Bhagavan will incarnate as the son of 'Vishnu Yasus' in a village called Chambalam and emerge in an white horse as 'KALKI' and go around the world. He will destroy the wicked, protect the rightuous, establish the truth and usher a new era 'Krutha Yuga' after ending the prevailing Kali Yuga. 
Brahma concludes to Narada that there are so many avatars like the above where Bhagavan marvelled in his acts and established glory. He advised Narada to propagate the significance of avatars to the general public to enable them to dwell  in him and spread the bhakti cult. Brahma assures Narada that whoever reads, listens to these Chapters describing the 'Avatars of Bhagavan', will undoubtedly get relieved of their ignorance or agnyana, doubts and suspicions, and attain ever lasting bhakti and ultimately mukti.

 We shall now march after hearing the 24 Avatars of Bhagavan enthused with a spirit of devotion and bhakti into the next Chapter of Srimad Bhagavatam.


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