Vishnu in His Dwarf Incarnation

Illustration

Dr Avantika Lal
by G41rn8
published on 21 August 2019
Vishnu in His Dwarf Incarnation

This image was created during the rule of the Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty (8th century CE - 11th century CE) in ancient India. It is a fine specimen of the sculptural style that flourished in the period. It shows the Hindu god Vishnu in his dwarf (Vamana or Trivikrama) incarnation.

To the left is a group of people surrounding and worshipping Vishnu in the form of a dwarf. To the right, the bigger figure is that of Vishnu in his original form with a crown, bearing weapons and with his leg raised, showing his lordship over creation.

Location: National Museum, New Delhi, India

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