Badami - Vishnu takes large steps to stride over the universe. This is a sculpted panel from Badami caves. Cave 3 is supposed to have been made in the 6th century and is dedicated to various incarnations of Vishnu, the Hindu God.
Die Schönheit der Dinge lebt in der Seele dessen, der sie betrachtet. (David Hume) Schönen Sonntag!! ~ The beauty of things lives in the soul of those who look at them. (David Hume) Nice Sunday!
The realm of Goloka stands highest above all others. Sri Brahma-samhita 5.43 TRANSLATION Lowest of all is located Devi-dhama [mundane world], next above it is Mahesa-dhama [abode of Mahesa]; above Mahesa-dhama is placed Hari-dhama [abode of Hari] above them all is located Krishna’s own realm named Goloka.
Vishnu, first half of the 9th century. Central Cambodia. Lent by Musée National des Arts Asiatiques–Guimet, Paris (MG18860) | A series of single-cell brick sanctuary temples on Phnom Kulen built during the reign of Khmer king Jayavarman II are associated with a small corpus of important sculptures, including this Vishnu. Stylistically, it marks the moment of transition from the pre-Angkorian world to the beginnings of the Angkorian period. #LostKingdoms
Balarama visited Parashurama in the South which was then called Chera Kingdom. Balarama worshiped Devi at Kanyakumari and Lord Murugan at Valliyur, Tamil Nadu. Chera Kimg Udiyan Cheralathan fed both the Pandya and Kaurava armies during the Kurukshetra War. Pandya King Malayathdwaja fought alongside the Pandavas during the Mahabharata War and wounded Dronacharya. He was the father of Meenakshi after whom the Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple is named.