Prambanan: Statue of Vishnu

Statue of Vishnu standing in the inner chamber of the Vishnu Temple in Prambanan, Yogyakarta

Statue of Vishnu standing in the Vishnu Temple at Prambanan, Yogyakarta

Statue of Vishnu
The image shows the statue of Vishnu standing in the inner chamber of the Vishnu Temple at Prambanan in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

As you can see from the image, Vishnu has four hands, two of which are up and the other two are down. His raised hands hold a chakra (a disk-like weapon with serrated edges) named Sudarshana and a shanka (conch) named Panchajanya. His lowered hands hold a gadaa (a mace) named Kaumodaki and a padma (lotus flower). Just like many other statues in Prambanan, Vishnu is standing on a padma peeta(lotus pedestal) mounted on a square-shaped yoni.

The depiction of Vishnu here is the standard iconography of him in India and Southeast Asia.

Vishnu Related Images from Indian Temples
Belur Chennakeshava Temple: Vishnu reliefs on the outer wall
Badami Caves: Varahavatara – Vishnu’s incarnation Varaha slaying Hiranyaksha
Belur Chennakeshava Temple: Narsimhavatara – Vishnu’s incarnation Narasimha slaying Hiranyakashipu
Badami Caves: Vamanavatara relief depicting Mahabali, Vamana, and Trivikrama
Hampi Virupaksha Temple Murals: Dashavatara (Ten Incarnations of Vishnu)

Related Pages
Prambanan, Borobudur, Bali, Indonesia
Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat Bas-Reliefs, Banteay Srei, Cambodia

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