Here, Lord Vishnu relaxes in the coils of the seven headed
serpent. From his navel emerges the flowering lotus and from the
petals is shown the emergence of Lord Brahma. Vishnu in his
incarnation as guide and savior first appears in the world in a
form which is linked with creation myths. The four hands hold the
key attributes associated with Vishnu. The conch represents the
creative spiral, the discus symbolizes the power of the mind, the
lotus symbolizes the egg of nescience and the mace is said to
symbolize the power of knowledge.
Caressing Vishnu's feet is his consort Lakshmi. She represents
prosperity and bounty, and is worshipped to ensure blessings and
affluence. On the right side corner of the painting can be seen
Garuda, Vishnu's vahana. Garuda has wings and a birdlike human
head with a curved beak. Due to his flight across the heavens,
Garuda is regarded as a solar symbol.
The figures of gods and the goddess are depicted in bright and
eye-catching colours. The grayish blue of the waters and the grey
serpent skin are almost identical. The curling clouds in the
background are also shown in grey thereby distinctly dividing the
This description by Kiranjyot.
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