Varaha descends into the ocean

Varaha descends into the ocean

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Caption: Varaha descends into the ocean, The Boar Incarnation (Varaha) of Vishnu dives into the ocean to rescue the Earth. An extract from a copy of the sacred paintings in the Perumal temple at Madurai. Gouache on cloth, stiffened. Originally published in Madurai, 1780s.

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