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Dashavatara- Kurma

Dashavatara- Kurma

The Second avatar represents the amphibious phase (half land and water) as turtles are. Kurma is most commonly known for the legend of the churning of the Ocean of Milk, referred to as the Samudra manthan. It symbolizes astronomic phenomena like the polar regions of Earth and the churning rope, the slow annual motion of Earth. Vishnu, or the Sun himself rests upon a coiled snake, which represents the rotation of the Sun on its own axis.


The mythologies that surround the deity ‘Vishnu’ who is known as "The Preserver" within the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity that includes Brahma and Shiva are diverse. As per ancient texts and believes he is the supreme being who creates, protects and transforms the universe. Whenever the world is threatened with evil, chaos, and destructive forces, Vishnu descends in the form of an avatar (incarnation) to restore the cosmic order. The mythologies give in-depth descriptions of his ten avatars over the eons. Each of his incarnations have peculiar characteristics, if you look below the surface you would notice a distinctive similarity between the gradual progressions of his avatars and the Theory of evolution proposed by Darwin. These serious of masks were created to draw parallels between the two, theory and mythology.      

  • Digital laser cut on Wood-plastic composite Pannel with Polyurethane Paint

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