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Sruti means 'that which is heard'.
The eighth avatar was Siddattha Gotama the Buddha.
Ramayana is the second avatar.
Avatars are appearances of the god Vishnu.
Kalki was one of the rishis.
The third avatar was a boar.
The Hindu sacred writings are in Punjabi.
Hindus do not read and study their scriptures in the same way as the holy books of some other religions are studied by their followers.
The story of 'Rama with the axe' is in the Ramayana.
The Vedas were written down by the rishis.