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Brass Wall Hanging Dashavataram of Lord Vishnu

AED. 749
GNID326

This large beautiful piece of art is handmade by artisans from Uttar Pradesh. The Wall hanging represents the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

Dimension: L- 3.5 Inch, H- 25 Inch. Weight: 5 Kg Combined. 

Dashavatara refers to the ten primary avatars of Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation.

1- Matsya, the fish. Vishnu takes the form of a fish to save Manu from the deluge,after which he takes his boat to the new world along with one of every species of plant and animal, gathered in a massive cyclone.

2- Kurma, the giant tortoise. When the devas and asuras were churning the Ocean of milk in order to get Amrita, the nectar of immortality, the mount Mandara they were using as the churning staff started to sink and Vishnu took the form of a tortoise to bear the weight of the mountain.

3- Varaha, the boar. He appeared to defeat Hiranyaksha, a demon who had taken the Earth, or Prithvi, and carried it to the bottom of what is described as the cosmic ocean in the story.

4- Narasimha, the half-man/half-lion. The rakshasa Hiranyakashipu, the elder brother of Hiranyaksha, was granted a powerful boon from Brahma that he could not be killed by man or animal, inside or outside a room, during day or night, neither on ground nor in air, with a weapon that is either living or inanimate.

5- Vamana, the dwarf. The fourth descendant of Vishnu, Bali, with devotion and penance was able to defeat Indra, the god of firmament.

6 - Parashurama, the warrior with the axe. He is son of Jamadagni and Renuka and received an axe after a penance to Shiva.

7- Rama, the prince and king of Ayodhya. He is a commonly worshipped avatar in Hinduism, and is thought of as the ideal heroic man.

8- Balarama, the elder brother of Krishna, is regarded generally as an avatar of Shesha.

9- Krishna was born to kill his evil uncle Kansa and many other Asuras.

10 - Kalki is described as the final incarnation of Vishnu, who will appear at the end of Kali Yuga.