Nepal: Kathmandu Valley - paulsmit
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'Vishnu at Changu Narayan.'

	A relief from the 8th century AD shows Vishnu Vishwarup (Vishnu in his Universal Form) reclining on the snake of infinity in the ocean of existence. Above that, the god rises from the waters with his thousend heads and arms symbolizing omnipotence. The relief can be found on the grounds of the Vishnu Temple at Changu Narayan. Red and yellow powder has been smeared on it during puja offerings. Photo Paul Smit.