varaali, while posting this I just cheked only 8th Skandh as Samudra Manthan is described well in only Shrimad Bhagvat. This entire confusion is due to the events in Puranas not being given in proper order of time.
Let's see, Varaha avatar has to be in the beginning, after the Vedas were recovered, followed by Matsya avatar, then Kurma or Narsimha is confusing. But if we take Rahu's existance at Samuda Manthan, who was son of Simhika, who was daughter of Hiranyakashyapu (at some place she is mentioned as his sister, though Holika being his sister is known but not Simhika, so may be she is his daughter)
Rahu had 100 brothers, this means there was a long time since her marriage. Hiranyakashyapu was a strong Asura, he is not mentioned during SM if he existed atleast in SB. So may be Narsimha avatar was after Kurma.
Shrimad Bhagvat, 8th Shandh, 9th Adhyaya is about how Mohini distributed Amrut.
10th Adhyaya is about Devasur war immidiately after Devas had Amrit.
Check 13thto 15th shloka, 16th shloka is
" Varochano Balih sankhyey soasuranachamupatih
yanam vaihayasam nam kamagammayanirmitam"II
13 to 16th Shloka means, in that battle field, Virochan's son Bali was on a plane called Vaikayasa made by Maya Danav. It could go wherever he wanted, used to disappear too some times.
Edited by mnx12 - 10 November 2012 at 3:24am