The world’s supreme commander, Lord Vishnu has been portrayed as standing, as if ready to rush to attend a devotee’s call for help. His standing posture is more prevalent in Vaishnava iconography than any of his other forms. His other popular image is as reclining on the surface of Kshirasagara – the mythical ocean of milk, on the coils of the great serpent Shesh, usually with Lakshmi massaging his feet, and Brahma emerging out of a lotus rising from his navel. With his both feet nearly joined the figure is completely in a static posture not inclining to move. His seated postures are far rarer.
The entire figure of the Lord is beautifully ornamented. He is wearing a gold crown and the Vaishnava Tilaka on His forehead. In addition to golden bracelets and anklets, he is wearing two necklaces – one a collar piece and the other a long one, extending below his navel. He is wearing a yellow dhoti, signifying his name ‘Pitambara’, meaning Óne who wears a yellow garment.’ The richly bordered dhoti is held together at the waist by a beautifully knotted green waistband, decorated with diagonal checks in gold.
This marble piece was carved in the city of Jaipur. The sculptor is Shri Prakash Sharma.