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Vishnu Vishvarupa, XVIII cent. Iconographical form and theophany of the Hindu god Vishnu or his avatar Krishna. Vishvarupa has innumerable forms, eyes, faces, mouths, bellies and arms. All creatures of the world are part of him. He is the infinite universe, without a beginning or an end. He contains peaceful as well as wrathful forms.
(#289) An Illustration of Krishna in his Cosmic Form
Krishna is depicted here in his cosmic form as Vishnu, with his serpent Sheshnaga beneath. The Pandava & Kaurava armies gather on each side of his feet. 7 oceans of the earth encircle his body & at their center is Krishna dancing in his rasalila or cosmic cycle of ecstasy. Brahma sits within the crown on his head while Shiva pays obeisance from his abode in Mount Kailasa on the upper right. Above, Krishna is seen dancing the divine rasalila in his heavenly abode. 18th Century, India, Nathdwa...
Ashmolean − Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art
A Basohli painting portraying Bhadrakali ('Auspicious Kali'), Destroyer of the Universe, 1660-70; Bhadrakali, wearing a belt of severed hands, stands on a corpse, consuming dead bodies; she holds a sword, the heads of the god Brahma and the corpses of the gods Shiva and Vishnu. (Ashmolean Museum)