sexta-feira, 30 de novembro de 2007
Shree Krishna’s Life Timeline
The copper alloy "Vishnu-Vasudeva-Narayana," from Cambodia, Khmer, illustrated above, is in the Angkor Wat Style, 12th Century and represents Vishnu as the highest god of the Pancaratra sect of Vaishnavism. As the absolute and omnipresent Narayana,Vishnu is the ascetic - yogin - possessing a third eye and a high crown of hair, and as Vasudeva he represents the universal soul who creates the visible world with his four arms, and lastly, as Vishnu he represents the material world. Hinduism found glorious expression in copper statues like this and in the large sculptures and relief stone panels on the walls of magnificent Angkor Wat.