Present Bronze Statue of Lord Vishnu from Swamimalai is in Sthanak ( standing) posture with chaturbhujaa has a splendid kireetmukuta on head. Vishnu carrying a heavenly chakra "Sudarshana” In his one hand and a divine shankha (Panchajanya) in another. Attired in his richly lavish angavastra he is adorned with several scintillating ornaments like necklaces"Kaustubha”( Lakshmi dwells in this jewel, on Vishnu's chest), Urudam, armlets, ear-lobs( Kundals), waist belt ( Kativalay), paadvalay, Paadjalak and vanamala.
This chaturbhuj Vishnu statue is of the Krisshhan era standing on an attractively carved heightened podium on which is placed the massive mace (Gada) "Kaumodaki” wielded by Vishnu in his left hand. His fourth hand is in blessing mudra, He is gorgeous in his cloudy / sea color with lotus-like eyes & divyangs and the round hola (prabhamandal). This wonderful innovation with incredible carvings must be an essential ingredient of your dwelling.
According to the Shilpa Shastra (an ancient text on Indian iconography), the image of Vishnu is of three types: 1). Sthanaka the standing pose 2). Asana the sitting pose, and 3). Sayana the reclining pose.
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