Here we have a small brass set of Sri Vishnu, his chakra (discus) Sudarshana and shankha
(conch) Panchajanya. Combined, this is a powerful Vaishnava imagery, compact in size but
filled with meanings.
Vishnu's weapons or ayudhas are visualised as anthropomorphic Ayudha Purushas, figures who
are believed to carry a portion of his potencies. The chakra, Sudarshana is the embodiment of
Vishnu's abilities to cut through all the false attachments and liberate a soul from the cycle of
birth and death. It also represents an ancient Indian political concept - that of the Chakrvartin.
As Vishnu rules all plains seen and unseen, a chakravartin is the king who rules over the vast
stretches of land. Similarly, the conch is blown before an auspicious occasion or a mission, to
ensure its success. Brought together in these brass handmade images, Vishnu and his conch
and discus are a reminder of the powers of the savior of all humankind.
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