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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

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1 drawing : gouache, with gold and oxidised silver

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Wellcome Library no. 27863i

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Varāha raising the earth from the bottom of the ocean and trampling on the demon Hiranyāksha. Gouache drawing. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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