Vishnu saves the Elephant from the Crocodile
- Subject: Indian Miniature Religious Painting
- Paint Material: Opaque Watercolors
- Base Material: Stamp paper (unframed)
- Size: 8 in. wide X 12 in. tall (20 cms X 30.5 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: India
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Your decor will bear a sophisticated and cultured look when adorned with this striking painting featuring Gajendra Moksha.
Gajendra Moksha or The Liberation of Gajendra is a Puranic legend from a sacred book in Hinduism. It is one of the famous exploits of the god Vishnu. In this episode, Vishnu came down to earth to protect Gajendra, the elephant, from the clutches of a Crocodile, alternatively known as Makara or Huhu, and with Vishnu's help, Gajendra achieved moksha, or liberation from cycle of birth and death. Gajendra then attained a form like that of god and went to the celestial abode with Vishnu.
The symbolic meaning of Gajendra moksha is that materialistic desires, ignorance and sins create an endless chain of karma in this world and are similar to a crocodile preying upon a helpless elephant stuck in a muddy pond. Humans are thus stuck in a continuous cycle of death and rebirth until the day when they can look beyond everything in this creation and ultimately submit themselves to the supreme being Vishnu.
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NOTE: Some folds exist on paper.