Vishnu is the name given to the protector and sustainer of the universe. Lord Vishnu has incarnated in various life forms through different ages, to rid the world of evil elements. The 10 incarnations of Vishnu are termed as Dashaavataras. The first Volume of the Dashaavatar covers the Matsya Avatar. Lord Vishnu incarnates as a fish or Matsya to guide the world to safety, and perserve humankind.