Handmade From Holy Ganges Clay Lord Vishnu on Ananta Shesha with Goddess Lakshmi Massaging His Lotus Feet.
“The threefold nature of God as He demonstrates Himself in the phenomenal worlds is symbolized in Hindu scriptures as Brahma the Creator; Vishnu the Preserver; and Shiva the Destroyer-Renovator. Their triune activities are ceaselessly displayed throughout vibratory creation. As the Absolute is beyond the conceptual powers of man, the devout Hindu worships It in the august embodiments of the Trinity.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda in Autobiography of a Yogi
Blue-skinned Vishnu’s role is to keep the moral and natural orders intact and in balance. Vishnu nad his Earth-regenerating serpent Ananta protect the planet itself. They symbolize right livelihood, the husbanding of resources and masculine nurturance.
Vishnu, sustainer of the order in the world, with his wife, (Divine Mother) Sri Lakshmi, giver of vitality to all living things. Together, they bring universal harmony and creative fertility.
Ganges river clay is rich in minerals and history. The Ganges is considered a Goddess in her own right, entering the earth after trickling through Shiva's matted hair and flowing out from under a glacier high in the Himalayas. She travels across northern India to reach the Indian Ocean near Calcutta and Bangladesh. Many holy bathing ghats line Her shores. Hereditary artists work in clay making Murtis (statues) for festivals.
statue made of pure clay from the sacred Indian Ganges River and hand painted with natural pigments .
* HXLXW: 6.8" X6" X 2.5" Inches.
* Weight: 1.10lbs
Pre-owned statue in wonderful condition. Please see photos as part of item description and note any wear on it. Item sold "as is".