Shridhara Vishnu

Image title: Shridhara Vishnu

Description of the photo

This stone sculpture shows the image of Shridhara Vishnu from the 8th-century A.D., recovered from Naxal, Kathmandu. It is considered to have carried one of the most popular Vaishnava themes in Nepalese stone art tradition. Standing on a decorative lotus base Vishnu is holding his usual attributes like a conch, a flaming wheel, a mace and lotus seed. His Divine Consort, Shri-Lakshmi stands on his right and Garuda, his mount, stands on his left. Here, Garuda is depcited as a winged but in anthropomorphic form with anjali-mudra, a devotional hand posture.

Gallery information:

The National Museum of Nepal (Rashtriya Museum) houses a variety of sculptures, carvings, statues, paintings and other objects grouped according to the major religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. This photo is from the Hindu stone sculpture (prastara-murti-kala) section.

Photo details:
Date: 2019-11-29
Camera: SONY ILCE-6400
Exposure: 1/30
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Focal length: 18mm

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Size: 2.61 MB
Resolution: 1777 x 2400
© License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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