what does an avatar of a god/godess do?
- ssrvjLv 76 years ago
AVATHAARAM is Sanskrit Word.
AVATHAARAM means descending down to Human level from DIVINE level.
AVATHAARAM has been corrupted to AVATAR--a meaningless term.
Lord Sri.Krishnau gives the Answer to the Question in Bhagavat Gita
" Yadhaa Yadhaa Hi Dharmasya Glaanir Bhavathi Bharatha"
"Abdhyutthaanam Adharmasya TatAathmaanam Srujaamyaham"
Whenever there is a danger to Righteous conduct and rogues raise their head--I--Lord Krishna come to Earth ( AVATHAARAM) and destroy the rogues.
" Parithranaaya Saadunaam Vinaasaaya cha Dushkrthaam"
" Dharma Samsthaapanaaya Sambhavaami Yuge,Yuge "
In order to protect people with Righteous conduct-- To annihilate rogues-Scoundrels-- to establish the Rule of Divine Law-- I -Lord Krishna come to Earth,every millennium.
- OttoLv 76 years ago
Avatar : an embodiment (as of a concept, philosophy, or tradition) usu, in human form.Source(s): Websters -Dictionary
- Steve SLv 56 years ago
it is the corporal incarnation of a Deity. pretty common in ancient religions for a god to assume human form and walk around.