Derives from the Sanskrit term Avatāra, meaning "incarnation" and refers to the descent of a divine being into the mortal realm. The term is used primarily in Hindu texts. For example, Krishna is considered an Avatar of Vishnu, whom many Hindus worship as God.

One Common Faith

Prepared in 2005 under the supervision of the Universal House of Justice, this commentary reviews relevant passages from both the writings of Bahá’u’lláh and the scriptures of other faiths against the background of the contemporary religious crisis. (source: link)