Rock-cut Anantasayi Vishnu, Dhenkanal District, Odisha

The gigantic figure of Anantasayi Vishnu measures about 19′ to 10″ starting from the head of the ‘Seshanaga‘ or the snake till the deity’s hill. A symbolic ‘padma’ is placed on the left hand of the idol of Vishnu, a ‘gada‘ on its right hand and also a ‘chakra‘ in its right upper hand. One will also observe a ‘sankha‘ on its left hand which measures 5’ to 3″. A lotus has been carved from the navel of the idol, which also contains the image of seated ‘Brahma’. To know more read:




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