The marble murti that you see on this page captures Him in the sanctity of His traditional iconography. A dhoti of peet (amber colour) and a flowing angavastram woven from gracious gold. A sun-like halo behind His head, setting off the glamour of His handsome face. A brow laced with omniscience and karnakundalas, the symbol of deep, unattainable wisdom. Layered necklaces cascading all the down to the pleats of His dhoti, concealing His torso.
The presence of Lord Vishnu is indispensable to the sustenance of any microcosm, including a simple family home. It is through the four implements in each of His hands - He is chatubhujadhari, or one possessed of four arms - that He serves His divine function. The discus (preservation) and the conch (creative projection) in His posterior hands, and the goad (warding off adharma) and aashirvada mudra (sustenance) of His anterior hands.