Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Sculptures > Hindu > Vishnu > The Cosmic Magnification Of Vishnu
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Colors (5)
Brown Silver Gold
Brown Silver Gold
Chola
Chola
Gold
Gold
Green Chola
Green Chola
Natural Brass
Natural Brass
The Cosmic Magnification Of Vishnu

The Cosmic Magnification Of Vishnu

The Cosmic Magnification Of Vishnu -

Availability:
Specifications:

Brass Statue

14.5 inch X 8 inch X 4 inch
9.6 Kg
Item Code:
ZDQ28
Color:
Quantity (Pieces)
Price:
$455.00
Discounted:
$341.25   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
You Save:
$113.75 (25%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Cosmic Magnification Of Vishnu

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 560 times since 20th Apr, 2018

This brass statue represents, in a queer contrast, Lord Vishnu's Vishva-roop, a manifestation of the great lord that includes in it the entire cosmos, or a form of which the cosmos is only a magnification. The ancient thinkers discovered that diversities define the creation, but an inherent unity threads it into a single unified whole. The Indian theology hence perceived God's unanimity in His diverse manifestations, each representing this, or that aspect of cosmic existence, though primarily the three, the creation, the sustenance and the dissolution, the first manifesting in Brahma, the second in Vishnu and the third in Shiva. While this Trio defines God's diversified manifestation, the Vishva-roop presents the spiritual perception of His unanimity. After the Creation has been accomplished, Brahma loses his relevance and remains no more a part of the spiritual vision and hence does not have the Vishva-roop. Shiva, as Sadashiva, is himself the cosmos, or the Creation is only his extension. Hence, in his context Vishva-roop has no relevance. It is only Vishnu who needs cosmic magnification as it is only in him that the creation sustains and prevails. It is thus only Vishnu, or his incarnations, who has been perceived in Vishva-roop.

The central figure in this excellent statue is a representation of Vishnu. The towering crown, the Vaishnava tilaka on forehead, the Srivatsa mark on his chest, the large garland of Parijata flowers, lavish ornamentation and chakra, or the disc, gada, or the mace, lotus and conch like attributes in hands, are characteristic features of the iconography of Lord Vishnu. The seven-hooded mythical serpent Shesh, or Adishesh, which has its hoods unfurling above the head of Lord Vishnu like a canopy and its tail part coiling behind him, is his all time companion. Cast in khadagasana, the most usual posture of his icon, Lord Vishnu has around his shoulders his usual sash and his adhovastra, a dhoti, tied with a rich lavish girdle and overlaid with ornaments of gold suspending from it. He has been cast with eighteen arms, all carrying in them weapons and attributes, which the convention assigns to him and other gods. If he is carrying the trident and the rabbit of Shiva and the khadag, or the sword of Kali, he is also carrying the battle-axe and the broken tusk of Ganesh. One of his hands is held in abhaya.

He has seven heads flanking on each of his left and right. Each of them has a distinct character and representative form of one of the gods, some symbolising divinity and others elements of cosmos. These gods include primarily Shiva, Brahma, Ganesh, Hanuman, Indra, Agni, Sun, Moon, Maruta, Kubera, Varuna and Yama and Brahma's three sons. With Shiva and Brahma Vishnu forms the Gods-Trio, the timeless existence. Ganesh and Hanuman represent the timeless tradition of faith and the divinity which enshrines in all created beings, whether men or animals. Agni represents life, energy and vitality, Maruta, the wind-god, space, Indra rains and cosmic balance, Yama, the immeasurable time, Varuna the ocean, oceanic wealth and water, Kubera all prosperity and riches, cycle of Sun and Moon the decay, death and dissolution as also all vegetation and life and Brahma's three sons the entire mankind. Conjointly they constitute the cosmos and appended with Lord Vishnu they effect his cosmic magnification. The image is contained within a prabhavali, the fire-arch, which it fully pervades. In Indian tradition, fire-arch symbolizes cosmos. This further strengthens deity's cosmic extension. Minuteness of details and finess of carving is beyond words, which one may appreciate with one's own eyes.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of ancient Indian literature. Dr Daljeet is the chief curator of the Visual Arts Gallery at the National Museum of India, New Delhi. They have both collaborated on numerous books on Indian art and culture.

 

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to The Cosmic Magnification Of Vishnu (Hindu | Sculptures)

Vishnuji, His Cosmic Magnification
Vishnuji, His Cosmic MagnificationVishnuji, His Cosmic MagnificationVishnuji, His Cosmic MagnificationVishnuji, His Cosmic MagnificationVishnuji, His Cosmic MagnificationVishnuji, His Cosmic Magnification
Brass Sculpture
11.0 inch X 8.5 inch X 4.0 inch
5.5 Kg
Item Code: ZDQ25
$325.00$243.75
You save: $81.25 (25%)
Color:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lord Vishnu: The Cosmic Commander
Lord Vishnu: The Cosmic CommanderLord Vishnu: The Cosmic CommanderLord Vishnu: The Cosmic CommanderLord Vishnu: The Cosmic Commander
Brass Sculpture
20.5 inch X 8.5 inch X 6.8 inch
6.7 kg
Item Code: ZDQ26
$355.00$266.25
You save: $88.75 (25%)
Color:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Varahavatara: Vishnu’s Boar Incarnation and Bhudevi
Brass Sculpture
17 inch X 9 inch X 5 inch
6.2 kg
Item Code: XI39
$395.00$296.25
You save: $98.75 (25%)
Backorder
Backorder
Trivikrama: Vishnu in His Incarnation as Vamana
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
16 inch Height x 9.5 inch Width x 5.5 inch Depth
6.4 kg
Item Code: ZBC11
$1295.00$971.25
You save: $323.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Large Size Chaturbhuja Vishnu
Large Size Chaturbhuja VishnuLarge Size Chaturbhuja Vishnu
Brass Statue
32 inch x 14 inch x 9 inch
19.5 kg
Item Code: ZAD22
$875.00$656.25
You save: $218.75 (25%)
Color:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Large Size Krishna Playing on Flute
Large Size Krishna Playing on FluteLarge Size Krishna Playing on FluteLarge Size Krishna Playing on Flute
Brass Sculpture
35.0 inches X 14.0 inches X 6.5 inches
22.1 Kg
Item Code: RT84
$1100.00$825.00
You save: $275.00 (25%)
Color:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Vishvarupa (Paintings on the Cosmic Form of Krishna-Vasudeva)
Deal 10% Off
by Neena Ranjan
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Aryan Books International
Item Code: IDK006
$95.00$64.12
You save: $30.88 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Adbhuta Ramayana (Sanskrit Text with Transliteration, English Commentary with Explanation)
Deal 10% Off
Item Code: IHF020
$50.00$33.75
You save: $16.25 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Underground Shrine (Queen's Step-Well At Patan)
Deal 10% Off
by Jaikishandas Sadani
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Bharatiya Vidya Mandir
Item Code: NAF846
$20.00$13.50
You save: $6.50 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Siva Purana - Complete Set in 4 Volumes
Deal 10% Off
Item Code: NAB424
$120.00$81.00
You save: $39.00 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
THE LINGA-PURANA: 2 Volumes
Deal 10% Off
Item Code: IDF029
$75.00$50.62
You save: $24.38 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Prakrti - The Integral Vision (Set of 5 Volumes)
Deal 10% Off
Item Code: NAL526
$155.00$104.62
You save: $50.38 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Glory of Lord Muruga: Thiruppugazh (Set of 11 Books)
Deal 10% Off
Item Code: NAM281
$200.00$135.00
You save: $65.00 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Yoga Vasistha (Set of 6 Volumes) - A Rare Book
Deal 10% Off
Item Code: NAJ492
$125.00$84.38
You save: $40.62 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Myths, Legends Concepts and Literary Antiquities of India
Deal 10% Off
by Manoj Das
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Sahitya Akademi
Item Code: NAD167
$25.00$16.88
You save: $8.12 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
The books arrived today and I have to congratulate you on such a WONDERFUL packing job! I have never, ever, received such beautifully and carefully packed items from India in all my years of ordering. Each and every book arrived in perfect shape--thanks to the extreme care you all took in double-boxing them and using very strong boxes. (Oh how I wished that other businesses in India would learn to do the same! You won't believe what some items have looked like when they've arrived!) Again, thank you very much. And rest assured that I will soon order more books. And I will also let everyone that I know, at every opportunity, how great your business and service has been for me. Truly very appreciated, Namaste.
B. Werts, USA
Very good service. Very speed and fine. I recommand
Laure, France
Thank you! As always, I can count on Exotic India to find treasures not found in stores in my area.
Florence, USA
Thank you very much. It was very easy ordering from the website. I hope to do future purchases from you. Thanks again.
Santiago, USA
Thank you for great service in the past. I am a returning customer and have purchased many Puranas from your firm. Please continue the great service on this order also.
Raghavan, USA
Excellent service. I feel that there is genuine concern for the welfare of customers and there orders. Many thanks
Jones, United Kingdom
I got the rare Pt Raju's book with a very speedy and positive service from Exotic India. Thanks a lot Exotic India family for such a fantabulous response.
Dr. A. K. Srivastava, Allahabad
It is with great pleasure to let you know that I did receive both books now and am really touched by your customer service. You developed great confidence in me. Will again purchase books from you.
Amrut, USA.
Thank you for existing and sharing India's wonderful heritage and legacy to the world.
Angela, UK
Dear sir/sirs, Thanks a million for the two books I ordered on your website. I have got both of them and they are very much helpful for my paper writing.
Sprinna, China
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India