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Sunday, August 7, 2011


Kurma, the tortoise, the second avathar of Lord VISHNU appeared in the Satya Yuga (app. 4316000 years ago). The turtle Incarnation is the second incarnation of Vishnu. When the devas and asuras were churning the ocean in order to get the nectar of immortality, the mount Mandara they were using as the churning staff started to sink and Lord Vishnu took the form of a turtle to bear the weight of the mountain.
Kurma, the tortoise-avatar, who helped in the Samudra manthan – the churning of the ocean. Story can be found in the Kurma Purana.
Tortoise belongs to Amphibians (the species which can LIVE in both LAND and WATER) family the second animals species evolved in earth. according to evolution amphibians evolved in Mississippian period (359 to 318 Ma, 1 Ma is one million)

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