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British Museum 19th c watercolor from Bihar,India. The painting shows Matsya, the 1st incarnation of Vishnu, as a giant fish rising out of the water above the dismembered body of an asura. Out of Matsya’s mouth emerges Viṣṇu holding the conch, lotus, sword and discus in his four hands. On either side of Matsya are Brahmins holding the Vedas in praise of Viṣṇu who has rescued them.

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Vishnu as Sri Sudarshana in a lotus petal Chakra The (disc) Chakra, a main attribute of Vishnu is revered in this form in some temples with or without his body. Here he stands with 4 arms in a circle of lotus petals framed by 4 flames in the 4 directions. Indian Gods By Swami Brahmin, painter Madras, India 1780.

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The first avatar, Matsya, was taken by Lord Vishnu at the end of the Satyuga.

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Prints, Posters & Paintings, Hinduism, Religion & Spirituality, Collectibles

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Gold Pendant of Meenakshi with Emeralds & Rubellite. This fine pendant of repoussed and hammered gold sheet shows the deity Meenakshi, the South Indian avatar of the goddess Parvati. The two pairs of parrots shown with the goddess suggest her identity as being Meenkashi. This and more rare jewelry for sale on Curatorseye.com

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sharadadevi ,Sringeri.-http://vijayayatra.sringeri.net/mahadanapuram-june-9-2012/

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