Varāha raising the earth from the bottom of the ocean and trampling on the demon Hiranyāksha. Gouache drawing.
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Varāha is the boar incarnation of Vishnu. According to an old legend of the Brāhmanas concerning a boar who raised the earth from the bottom of the sea which had been dragged there by the demon Hiranyāksha. Vishnu assumed the form of a boar and after a contest of a thousand years he eventually slew the demon and raised the earth
1 drawing : gouache, with gold and oxidised silver
Wellcome Library no. 27863i
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