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Arjuna Bows to Navagunjara

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Hinduism has a legendary creature known as Navagunjara or Nabagunjara which is made up of nine different creatures. The animal frequently appears in paintings done in the Indian state of Odisha’s Pata-Chitra style. The beast is thought to be an incarnation of the god Vishnu or of Krishna, who is regarded as a Vishnu avatar. It is thought to be a variation of Krishna’s virat-rupa (omnipresent or vast) form, which he manifests to Arjuna, according to the Bhagavad Gita, a passage from the Mahabharata.

There is just one version of the Hindu epic Mahabharata that contains the Navagunjara narrative, and it was authored by the Odia poet Sarala Dasa. Once, as Arjuna performed penance on a hill, Krishna-Vishnu materialized as Navagunjara and appeared to him. Navagunjara stands on three feet an elephant, tiger, deer, or horse, and a raised human arm that is holding a lotus or a wheel. It has the head of a rooster. The beast had a serpentine tail and a peacock’s neck, a bull’s back or hump, and a lion’s waist. Arjuna raised his bow in an attempt to shoot the unusual creature since he was initially mesmerized and horrified by it. Arjuna finally understands that Navagunjara.

Size: 12.5″ x 15.5″ (Width x Height) inches

Material: Handmade paper without a frame.

Disclaimer: This product has been handcrafted and may have slight irregularities that are a natural outcome of human involvement in the process.

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