Vishnu

The name Vishnu is taken from the word word “Vish” meaning to spread in all directions and, therefore, he is said to comprise the entire ever-expanding universe. Vishnu is the Preserver, the Savior and the Protector. Along with Brahma and Shiva he is one of the Hindu Trimurti – a triad of the three and supreme Hindu deities. His role includes protecting humans and restoring order to the world after its inevitable changes, and he is said to be present in every object and force in creation. All Hindus revere him as the divine being from which all things arise – the preserver and protector of the universe who returns to earth when needed to restore the world balance of good and evil and protect it from destruction. His wife Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and fortune.

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  • Antique Brass Vishnu Oil Lamp (Diya), India (9571B-PAH) $135

    $135.00
    Ht: 3.75”  W: 3”  D: 3.5” | FREE SHIPPING

    This heavy antique brass oil lamp is devoted to Vishnu with symbols for him and his consort Lakshmi who together are the paradigm for rituals and ceremonies of a blessed Hindu marriage. Used on a home or temple altar for daily prayers (puja), it has with a yoni shaped cup to store oil, a lotus top and a mark of Vishnu that his devotees wear on their forehead to indicate their spiritual affiliation.

     

  • Antique Repoussé Vishnu Votive Plaque, India (5174A-TAK) $195

    $195.00
    H: 7.5”  W: 5.75”  D: 2.5” | FREE SHIPPING

    This repoussé votive plaque portrays the Hindu deity Vishnu, the Protector of the Universe with a double aureole holding the conch shell he uses to make the om (aum) sound that embodies divine energy and is considered to be the sound of the universe which encompasses all sounds within it. He wears a crown representing his supreme power and earrings signifying  the dual nature of creation. The lotus next to him and the lotus leaves of his throne symbolize purity, truth, and the unfolding of creation.

  • Antique/Vintage Framed Glass Painting of Krishna Playing his Flute, India (3982MCE) $385

    $385.00
    H: 16″ W: 13″ D: 1″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This vibrant glass painting of Krishna along with the glass painting of a Peacock (3983MCE) were insets in a highly decorated Indian wood cabinet or chest. Krishna is one of the most popular Hindu deities, beautifully depicted here in his iconic form playing his engaging flute melody to serenade his massive herd of cows and the adoring gopis. He is brightly garbed in a bright yellow dhoti and peacock-feather crown, bedecked with jewels.  The unique frame complements the richness of the paintings.

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  • Antique/Vintage Jetayu Mask, Museum Quality Stand, Bali (1208JKE) $650

    $650.00
    H: 13.75”  W: 6.25”  D: 9” | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    Jetayu is the mythical demi-god divine bird in the Hindu epic the Ramayana. It is a very rare Balinese mask with a fine patina from decades of dance performances. The crowned forehead and snout, huge round eyes, wide-open mouth, curled leather tongue, expressive jaw muscles with upper and lower sets of piercing sharp teeth in graduated sizes reflect the pinnacle of skilled woodcarving and polychrome painting.

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