Matsya Avataram

Ancient Indians :

Existence :

Matysa Avatar – a Dolphin?

The bay of Bengal abounds in a variety of dolphins.  (see below). Any of the dolphins could be the ‘horned’ fish of the Matsya Avatar. The Ganga abounds in the dolphins. It is probable that Manu, Vasishta and other rishis, navigated up the Ganga, with the help of a very big and strong dolphin or dolphins at the time of the huge flood to the top of the Himalayas and came down again to establish Ayodhya, after the waters subsided.

The great Leatherback Sea Turtle weighing upto 900 kg could be the SriKurmam of the Kurma Avatar.

from wikipedia :

Dermochelys coriacea adults average at around one to two meters long and weigh from around 250 to 700 kilograms.[1] The largest ever found however was a little over three meters from head to tail and weighed over 900 kilograms”

from :

Olive Ridley sea turtle and giant leatherback seat turtle – Sri Kurma?

Kerilia jerdonii is a sea snake whose habitat is the Bay of Bengal.


Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphin (Sousa chinensis) , and Bryde’s whale (Balaenoptera edeni) are a few of the marine animals. Bay of Bengal Hogfish (Bodianus neilli) is a type of Wrass which live in turbid lagoon reefs or shallow coastal reefs. Schools of dolphins can be seen, whether they are the bottle nose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)Pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata) or the spinner dolphin (stenella longirostris)Tuna and dolphins are usually residing in the same waters. In shallower and warmer coastal waters the Irrawaddy Dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris)can be found

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