Vishnu Avatar 05. VamanaVamana is the fifth avatar of Vishnu as a clever dwarf. It is also a form of Salagrama. He overcame the demon Bali. With his first step Vishnu covered the erth. With the second he covered the heavens and while doing so Brahma washed his feet with a sacred pot (kamandalu) from which the Ganges was born. With his third step he pushed Bali to the underworld.