Essay on Hinduism : The God Power Of The Universe

1002 Words Dec 8th, 2015 null Page
Hinduism is a combination of many related beliefs and countless sects. It comes from a mixture of indigenous beliefs and practices mixed with Vedic beliefs. Every Hindu sect has one particular deity as ultimate above others. They worship the gods with rituals and meditation. They worship these gods so they could be reborn over and over in higher positions than they previously were. They keep doing that until they are able to escape the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Vishnu is second god in the Hindu triumvirate. The triumvirate is a holy trinity of gods that are responsible for the formation, preservation and destruction of the world. Vishnu represents the preservation and protector of the universe. In this sculpture, Vishnu is depicted in his role. The overall theme of the sculpture is to show the almighty power of Vishnu by depicting him as a powerful and supernatural being. This is conveyed by the anatomic irregularities of the body such as his four arms, the idealist shape of his body, as well as the excessive attention to detail in such a small structure to give off a big and potent presence. Vishnu is depicted having four arms. This gives him a very supernatural presence. No human has four arms so giving him the extra arms shows that he is "otherworldly" and not of the human realm. It really adds to his status of being the preserver and protected of the earth. In each of his four hands he holds something. Each object relates to his powers and responsibilities as…

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