The concept of Avatars has been there in Hinduism since its beginning, in fact the religion itself is based on the believes or preaching and teachings of the Avatara who are considered as the deliberate incarnation of the deities, who have time and again descended on planet earth to provide an insight on life to human being, in various forms. It is also believed that an Avatar can also be a descendent of a supreme being, but the fact is that Avataras or their phenomenon is not only observed in the Hindu religion, but also in other religions like: · Ayyavazhi – It means “Path of Father” and is basically an Indian Religion which originated in the southern part of India. It is mentioned as an independent monistic (a philosophy according to which everything that exists goes back to a particular source which is distinct from them) religion. Its base is derived from the life and the preaching of AyyaVaikundar. · Sikhism – It is a Monotheistic religion which was founded during the fifteenth century in the Punjab region in India by Guru Nanak, and henceforth was developed by ten Sikh Gurus. Coming back to top 10 Hindu Avatars, it is regarded as one of the core principles of the religion of Hinduism, but given a situation when the word is uttered amongst the Hindus the first thought that strikes each one is about Lord Vishnu and this is because you will find a varying list of avatars of Vishnu appearing in a lot of Hindu scriptures which also includes the most praised and most sort after Dashavatars which comes from the Garuda Purana. The literal meaning of Dashavatar is ten avatars of Lord Vishnu, , these avatars of his which appeared in various forms and times were considered to be the rescuers of humanity who restored peace and cosmic order on Earth. Having said that, here is a list of the Dashavatars of Vishnu considered as the top 10 Hindu Avatarswho helped in bringing righteousness back to the social order in the lives of humans: 1. Matsya Avatar – This avatar of Lord Vishnu saved Manu who is the forerunner of mankind from the great flood and also restored the Vedic scriptures by killing a fiend. 2. Kurma Avatar – This avatar descended in the form of a tortoise who is believed to be the helper in the Samudramanthan which means the stirring of the ocean. 3. Varaha Avatar – Vishnu this time descended on planet earth in the form of a Boar and thereafter rescued us from the ocean, and he did that by killing Hiranyaksha who had kidnapped earth. 4. Narasima Avatar – Lord Vishnu this time in the form of half man and half lion descended to kill the demon king Hiranyakashipu and hence rescued his good son Prahlada who was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. 5. Vamana Avatar – Is also one of the avatars of Vishnu in the form of a dwarf who subdued the king Bali. 6. Parashurama Avatar – He is the killer of the king with thousand arms KartaviryaArjuna with his axe and was a sage himself. 7. Rama Avatar – He was the king of the devoted city of Ayodhya and is the hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana. 8. Krishna Avatar – A very prominent deity in the Hindu religion, he was the kind of Dwarka and is also a central character in the Hindu BhagavataPurana and also Mahabharata and is the person who recited the Hindu holy book of Bhagavad Gita. 9. Buddha Avatar – Was a sage and the founder of Buddhism, though he denied himself as God. 10. Kalki Avatar – Is expected to appear in the end of the current yuga that is the Kali Yuga.