Vishnu as Varaha, Udayagiri Caves

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra
published on 20 May 2015
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A sculpted panel at the Gupta-period (4th-6th century CE) caves of Udayagiri, Madhya Pradesh, India. The caves are rock-cut Hindu shrines and this panel shows Vishnu as the boar-headed incarnation Varaha. The god rises from the cosmic waters, defeating the primeval serpent monster, and rescuing the goddess Bhudevi (earth), who hangs from his tusk.

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Dalbéra, J. (2015, May 20). Vishnu as Varaha, Udayagiri Caves. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3877/vishnu-as-varaha-udayagiri-caves/

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Dalbéra, Jean-Pierre. "Vishnu as Varaha, Udayagiri Caves." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 20, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3877/vishnu-as-varaha-udayagiri-caves/.

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Dalbéra, Jean-Pierre. "Vishnu as Varaha, Udayagiri Caves." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 May 2015. Web. 03 Aug 2021.