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17th Century: Manual

Tantric Hindu Ritual Manual: Nepal, 17th Century (source)

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1820: Vishnu as Vishvarupa

Jaipur, India – Vishnu as Vishvarupa (1800-1820); “this striking painting shows the blue-skinned Hindu god Vishnu in his form as the Universal Man or Vishvarupa, which means ‘all forms’. The small figures painted on his body refer to his role … Continue reading

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2.2 mya: Matsya and the Asura Hayagriva

In Hindu mythology, there are four historical eras, yugas,  that repeat in a cycle; the first of these is the Satya Yuga, followed by the Treta Yuga, the Dvapara Yuga, and, finally, the Kali Yuga. We are presently in a … Continue reading

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