Majestic Brass Sculpture Of Lord Vishnu As Vishvarupa - Ht 35 cm x W 19 cm

Majestic brass sculpture of Lord Vishnu's Virat swaroop or Vishvarupa, also known popularly as Vishvarupa Darshan, is an iconographical form and theophany of the Hindu god Vishnu or his avatar Krishna.

The central figure is a representation of Vishnu with his towering crown, the Vaishnava tilaka on forehead, the Srivatsa mark on his chest, the large garland of Parijata flowers, lavish ornamentation and chakra, or the disc, gada, or the mace, lotus and conch like attributes in hands, are characteristic features of the iconography of Lord Vishnu.

The seven-hooded mythical serpent Shesh, or Adishesh, which has its hoods unfurling above the head of Lord Vishnu is his all time companion.

He has been cast with eighteen arms, all carrying in them weapons and attributes, which the convention assigns to him and other gods.

He has seven heads flanking on each of his left and right. Each of them has a distinct character and representative form of one of the gods, some symbolising divinity and others elements of cosmos. These gods include primarily Shiva, Brahma, Ganesh, Hanuman, Indra, Agni, Sun, Moon, Maruta, Kubera, Varuna and Yama and Brahma's three sons.

Conjointly they constitute the cosmos and appended with Lord Vishnu they effect his cosmic magnification. The image is contained within a prabhavali, the fire-arch, which it fully pervades. In Indian tradition, fire-arch symbolizes cosmos. This further strengthens deity's cosmic extension. 

Vishvarupa is considered the supreme form of Vishnu, where the whole universe is described as contained in him and originating from him.

Measures: 

Height 35 cm x Width 19 cm x Depth 10 cm 

Weight : 8.80 kilograms



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