The ten avataras, called dashavatara in the vernacular, are to be found in a row at the base of the ensemble. Each of the dashavatara figurines have been carved with superb precision and detail, just like the Lord Brahma miniature above. On either edge of the top of this base are seated Lord Garuda and Lord Hanuman, flanking the bed made by Sheshanaga’s coils. While the former is the divine mount (‘vahana’) of Lord Visnua, Lord Hanuman embodies unconditional love of Lord Rama, one of the dashavataras.
The aureole stems from either side of the central ensemble, perfectly symmetrical and finished with traditional engravings. From the tops of these pillars float a network of vines, within the lengths of which nestle a discus to the left and a conch to the right (Vaishnava implements). The large Kirtimukham at the zenith completes the composition.
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