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Lion Depiction across Ancient and Modern Religions - ALERT | African Lion & Environmental Research Trust

Vishnu Temple, Deogarh -530 CE -stone -Vishnu is dreaming the world into existence


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Mohini, Western Chalukyan, 11th c. CE, Karnataka - in Hindu mythology, is the name of the only female Avatar of the god Vishnu. She is portrayed as a femme fatale, an enchantress, who maddens lovers, sometimes leading them to their doom. Mohini is introduced into the Hindu mythos in the narrative epic of the Mahabharata. Here, she appears as a form of Vishnu, acquires the pot of Amrita (an elixir of immortality) from thieving asuras (demons), and gives it back to the Devas (demi-gods),


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