Vamana, the fifteenth purusha incarnation of Vishnu was also the fifth
avatara of Vishnu. A Dwarf, he is described
in the Srimad Bhagavatam, thus:
kritvagad adhvaram baleh
In the fifteenth incarnation, the Lord assumed the form of a
dwarf-brahmana [Vamana] and visited the arena of
sacrifice arranged by Maharaja Bali. Although at heart He was willing to
regain the kingdom of the three planetary systems, He simply
asked for a donation of three steps of land."
Bhag., Canto 1, Ch. 3, Text 19
(See also Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.7.17 and Eighth Canto, chapters 20- 23.)
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