Kūrma (Biographical details)

Kūrma (deity; Hindu; Male)

Also known as

Kūrma; Viṣṇu; Vishnu; Kurma


Second avatar of Viṣṇu, in the form of a tortoise. Appears prominently in the story of the Churning of the Ocean when Mount Mandara is placed upon his back and used as a churning pole to generate Creation.