Handmade Vintage Wood Carving Panel Hanging Lord Krishna Vanquishing Kaliya Statue Idol Figure.
This is a statue of the god Krishna dancing on the body of the serpent Kaliya. Krishna is the eighth descent (avatara) of the god Vishnu, fulfilling Vishnu’s ongoing role as maintainer of the universe. Krishna is very popular in India, and is often seen as a youthful cowherd figure playing a flute, as a child stealing butter, as a lover of Radha, or as the guide and mentor of the warrior Arjuna before the great battle in the epic poem, the Mahabharata.
Scenes of Krishna’s life and deeds are drawn from many epic, Sanskrit, and vernacular texts. In this episode, Krishna is still a young village cow herd, and has been called upon by the villagers to subdue the serpent king Kaliya, whose family is polluting the Yamuna River. We know Kaliya is a king because of the seven hoods surrounding his head. Krishna plunges into the river, and with his superhuman powers, subdues the serpent.
* HXLXD: 11.75" X 6.5" X 2"
* Handcrafted by Skilled artisans from India.
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