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The image represents a sculpture in Mahabalipuram.
Mahabalipuram is an important coastal town from the period of the Pallavas. It is dotted with several important rock-cut and free-standing structural temples mostly made in the seventh and eighth centuries. This large sculptural panel, one of the largest and oldest known in the world, is nearly thirty metres long and fifteen metres high. There is a natural cleft in the rock which has been cleverly used by its sculptors as a channel for water to flow down. This water collects in a massive tank in front of the sculpted wall
The image represents the Varaha or boar avatar of Vishnu. IN case of Vaishnavism, cults developed around various avatar or incarnations of the deity. Ten avatars were recognized within the tradition.
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