Antique Khmer Style Standing Bronze Hayagriva Horse of Vishnu - 47cm/19"
Measurements H 47cm/19"
Antique Khmer style bronze 2-arm sculpture of Hayagriva or Kalkin. Kalkin, literally having or being a horse is the future world savior understood as the tenth avatar of Vishnu, who will return at the end of the next kaliyuga to judge mankind.
He is worshipped as the God of knowledge and wisdom, with a human body and a horse's head.
Symbolically, the story represents the triumph of pure knowledge, guided by the hand of God, over the demonic forces of passion and darkness. Kalki or Kalkin is often referred to as the destroyer of foulness or the destroyer of darkness.
The intricate detail, patina and design of this piece are particularly appealing.
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Kalkin, the future avatar of Lord Vishnu, holds a special place in Hinduism as the harbinger of hope and the ultimate savior.
His prophesied role as a warrior who will restore cosmic balance and righteousness resonates with believers, emphasizing the enduring importance of dharma and ethical conduct in the face of moral decline.