Lord Vishnu, along with Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma, forms the divine triad
called ‘Trimurti’, and preserves and maintains the entire universe. He is
considered as the predominating deity of Rajas Guna (mode of passion). The allpervading Lord is present in all the living entities as the ‘supersoul’. He resides
in His transcendental abode known as Vaikuntha lying on Ananta Shesha in the
ocean of milk accompanied by His divine consort Lakshmi.
In this handmade sculpture, Bhagawan Vishnu is depicted in a standing pose
atop a pedestal designed in the shape of lotus petals, the base of which is
double-layered. He is wearing a beautiful crown on the head, dressed with a silk
embroidered dhoti, and adorned with gold ornaments. He is decorated with a
tilak called Urdhva Pundra on His forehead. Chatur-bhuja Vishnu holds the
Sudarshan Chakra between the two fingers of His upper right hand. The divine
chakra symbolizes the restoration of dharma with war against the adharmees.
A conch shell between the two fingers of His upper left hand represents the cycle of birth and death in the material world. In the lower left hand, a club (gada) has been held, which symbolizes the power of spiritual wisdom and intelligence, through which the jivas attain moksha. Finally, the lower right hand shows the gesture of Abhaya Mudra for the assurance of His devotees to be fearless.
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