Ancient Lord Vishnu Statue Resembling Ram Lala Found in Krishna River.
Discover the remarkable discovery of an ancient Lord Vishnu statue resembling Ram Lala in the Krishna River.
Dating back to the 11th or 12th century, this statue features Dashavatara marks, offering a glimpse into rich historical connections.
Lord Vishnu: Ancient Vishnu statue like Ram Lala found in Krishna river, Dashavatara marks present on the aura.
An ancient statue of Lord Vishnu has been found in the Krishna River in a village in the Raichur district of Karnataka.
This ancient idol matching the newly built statue of Ram Lala, according to archaeologists, could be from the 11th or 12th century. ‘Dasavataras’ are carved around the halo of this standing statue of Lord Vishnu.
Sources say that the most amazing thing about this unique coincidence is that the appearance and form of the almost thousand-year-old idol is similar to the idol installed in the grand and divine temple of Ram Lala in Ayodhya.
Along with this idol of Lord Vishnu, an ancient Shivalinga has also been found.
The statue must have been part of the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.
Dr. Padmaja Desai, lecturer of ancient history and archeology at Raichur University, said regarding the statue of Lord Vishnu that it must have been a part of the sanctum sanctorum of a temple.
Probably it might have been thrown into the river to protect the temple from vandalism. This statue has suffered some damage. The nose of the idol is slightly damaged.
The statue has special carvings.
Dr. Desai said that this statue found in the Krishna River area has special carvings. The
Dashavatar of Vishnu is depicted on its aura. Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Ram, Parashuram, Krishna, Buddha, and Kalki are decorated on it.
The standing statue of Vishnu has four hands.
The standing statue of Vishnu has four hands, with the two raised hands equipped with conch and chakra.
The two hands straight downward are in the posture of blessing. One of them is ‘Kati Hasta’ and the other is ‘Varad Hasta’.
However, Garuda is not depicted on this idol. Usually, Garuda is also there in the Vishnu idol. This idol is similar to Lord Venkateswara mentioned in the scriptures.
Desai pointed out that Lord Vishnu likes decorations and hence he has been adorned with garlands and jewellery.