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Vishnu Steps Out to Take the Cosmos in a Stride ( or more) by Anoop Negi

Badami – Vishnu takes large steps to stride over the universe

This is a sculpted panel from Badami caves.

Cave 3 is supposed to have been made in the 6th century and is dedicated to various incarnations of Vishnu, the Hindu God.

The facade of the cave is about 70 feet and it is one of the most intricately and aesthetically sculpted by the artists. Vishnu appears as Trivikarma in the famous tale where he traverses the universe in giant steps to mark the realms of what he could take from Bali, another demon King who had become way too powerful. He is seen here striding forth with his left leg. The frieze also shows the various stages of the fable.

First, at the bottom of the main panel, Vishnu disguised as Vamana ( a dwarf) visits the demon King Bali and is offered land equal to three steps that the dwarf can take. Vishnu then takes two steps to stride over the whole universe and since there is no place to put the third step, he puts it on the forehead of King Bali and puts him into the deep recesses of ambiguity of hell.

The sculpture seems to have been damaged recently as the figurine under the umbrella does not exist any more. The king and his courtiers are shown standing.

You see the demon king upside down near the striding feet of Lord Vishnu and as a part of the final story you see the king holding on to the right leg of Vishnu in surrender.

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via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/26aR8h1

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Vishnu Steps Out to Take the Cosmos in a Stride ( or more) by Anoop Negi

Badami – Vishnu takes large steps to stride over the universe

This is a sculpted panel from Badami caves.

Cave 3 is supposed to have been made in the 6th century and is dedicated to various incarnations of Vishnu, the Hindu God.

The facade of the cave is about 70 feet and it is one of the most intricately and aesthetically sculpted by the artists. Vishnu appears as Trivikarma in the famous tale where he traverses the universe in giant steps to mark the realms of what he could take from Bali, another demon King who had become way too powerful. He is seen here striding forth with his left leg. The frieze also shows the various stages of the fable.

First, at the bottom of the main panel, Vishnu disguised as Vamana ( a dwarf) visits the demon King Bali and is offered land equal to three steps that the dwarf can take. Vishnu then takes two steps to stride over the whole universe and since there is no place to put the third step, he puts it on the forehead of King Bali and puts him into the deep recesses of ambiguity of hell.

The sculpture seems to have been damaged recently as the figurine under the umbrella does not exist any more. The king and his courtiers are shown standing.

You see the demon king upside down near the striding feet of Lord Vishnu and as a part of the final story you see the king holding on to the right leg of Vishnu in surrender.

_DSC5619 jpeg

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/26aR8h1

Vishnu Steps Out to Take the Cosmos in a Stride ( or more) by Anoop Negi

Badami – Vishnu takes large steps to stride over the universe

This is a sculpted panel from Badami caves.

Cave 3 is supposed to have been made in the 6th century and is dedicated to various incarnations of Vishnu, the Hindu God.

The facade of the cave is about 70 feet and it is one of the most intricately and aesthetically sculpted by the artists. Vishnu appears as Trivikarma in the famous tale where he traverses the universe in giant steps to mark the realms of what he could take from Bali, another demon King who had become way too powerful. He is seen here striding forth with his left leg. The frieze also shows the various stages of the fable.

First, at the bottom of the main panel, Vishnu disguised as Vamana ( a dwarf) visits the demon King Bali and is offered land equal to three steps that the dwarf can take. Vishnu then takes two steps to stride over the whole universe and since there is no place to put the third step, he puts it on the forehead of King Bali and puts him into the deep recesses of ambiguity of hell.

The sculpture seems to have been damaged recently as the figurine under the umbrella does not exist any more. The king and his courtiers are shown standing.

You see the demon king upside down near the striding feet of Lord Vishnu and as a part of the final story you see the king holding on to the right leg of Vishnu in surrender.

_DSC5619 jpeg

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/26aR8h1

Vishnu Steps Out to Take the Cosmos in a Stride ( or more) by Anoop Negi

Badami – Vishnu takes large steps to stride over the universe

This is a sculpted panel from Badami caves.

Cave 3 is supposed to have been made in the 6th century and is dedicated to various incarnations of Vishnu, the Hindu God.

The facade of the cave is about 70 feet and it is one of the most intricately and aesthetically sculpted by the artists. Vishnu appears as Trivikarma in the famous tale where he traverses the universe in giant steps to mark the realms of what he could take from Bali, another demon King who had become way too powerful. He is seen here striding forth with his left leg. The frieze also shows the various stages of the fable.

First, at the bottom of the main panel, Vishnu disguised as Vamana ( a dwarf) visits the demon King Bali and is offered land equal to three steps that the dwarf can take. Vishnu then takes two steps to stride over the whole universe and since there is no place to put the third step, he puts it on the forehead of King Bali and puts him into the deep recesses of ambiguity of hell.

The sculpture seems to have been damaged recently as the figurine under the umbrella does not exist any more. The king and his courtiers are shown standing.

You see the demon king upside down near the striding feet of Lord Vishnu and as a part of the final story you see the king holding on to the right leg of Vishnu in surrender.

_DSC5619 jpeg

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/26aR8h1

Vishnu Steps Out to Take the Cosmos in a Stride ( or more) by Anoop Negi

Badami – Vishnu takes large steps to stride over the universe

This is a sculpted panel from Badami caves.

Cave 3 is supposed to have been made in the 6th century and is dedicated to various incarnations of Vishnu, the Hindu God.

The facade of the cave is about 70 feet and it is one of the most intricately and aesthetically sculpted by the artists. Vishnu appears as Trivikarma in the famous tale where he traverses the universe in giant steps to mark the realms of what he could take from Bali, another demon King who had become way too powerful. He is seen here striding forth with his left leg. The frieze also shows the various stages of the fable.

First, at the bottom of the main panel, Vishnu disguised as Vamana ( a dwarf) visits the demon King Bali and is offered land equal to three steps that the dwarf can take. Vishnu then takes two steps to stride over the whole universe and since there is no place to put the third step, he puts it on the forehead of King Bali and puts him into the deep recesses of ambiguity of hell.

The sculpture seems to have been damaged recently as the figurine under the umbrella does not exist any more. The king and his courtiers are shown standing.

You see the demon king upside down near the striding feet of Lord Vishnu and as a part of the final story you see the king holding on to the right leg of Vishnu in surrender.

_DSC5619 jpeg

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/26aR8h1