Perspectives on a Vamana Statue

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Humanities 01
10 May 2010
Perspectives on a Vamana Statue
Introduction
The sandstone statue of Vamana at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a magnificent depiction of a famous incarnation in Hindu mythology. Vamana is an avatar, or incarnation, of Vishnu, the Protector in the Hindu trinity of major gods. Vishnu had many famous avatars including Krishna and Narasimha. Vamana was the fifth avatar of Vishnu and the first one which appeared in a completely human form. One of the most striking aspects of Vamana is that he is a dwarf.
Vamana was born to the Sage Kashyap and his wife Aditi. "The gods conferred on him all the accoutrements of a brahmin; staff, water, jar, sacred...
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.....hat human beings and the will of the good will always triumph in the end.
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