Varaha Statue - Antique Khmer Style Standing Bronze Varaha Boar Avatar of Vishnu - 55cm/22"
Measurements H 55cm/22"
An antique Angkor Wat style Khmer bronze 4-arm sculpture of Varaha.
In the sacred realms of Hindu mythology, the tale of Varaha, the third avatar of Lord Vishnu, unfolds as a profound narrative illustrating the eternal struggle between order and chaos. As the cosmic boar, Varaha embodies the divine force that descends to restore balance, rescue the Earth, and vanquish the forces of darkness.
The Cosmic Peril
The narrative begins in a time of cosmic chaos, where the demon Hiranyaksha, fueled by his insatiable power-lust, submerges the Earth into the cosmic ocean. The world is thrown into disarray as the forces of disorder threaten to engulf creation. The gods, distressed by the unfolding events, turn to Lord Vishnu for salvation.
The Descent of Varaha
Hearing the prayers of the distressed deities, Lord Vishnu decides to intervene and restore cosmic order. In a divine manifestation, Vishnu assumes the form of Varaha, a colossal boar with a resplendent radiance that pierces the darkness. Varaha descends into the cosmic waters, determined to rescue the Earth and confront the demonic Hiranyaksha.
The Cosmic Battle
A fierce battle ensues between Varaha and Hiranyaksha. The demon, recognizing the divine nature of Varaha, challenges him with relentless vigor. The two adversaries clash in a cosmic duel that reverberates through the universe, embodying the eternal struggle between good and evil, order and chaos.
The Triumph of Dharma
In a climactic moment, Varaha, with his immense strength and divine prowess, vanquishes Hiranyaksha. With a powerful sweep of his tusks, Varaha lifts the Earth from the cosmic waters, restoring it to its rightful place in the cosmos. The triumph of Varaha symbolizes the victory of dharma (righteousness) over adharma (unrighteousness) and the re-establishment of cosmic balance.
Varaha's descent and triumphant battle symbolize the cosmic order that prevails over chaos. The narrative underscores the cyclical nature of creation, preservation, and dissolution, emphasizing the perpetual dance of cosmic forces.
Here Varaha holds his Chakra, Panchajanya (Conch shell), Pinda and Kaumodaki (Gada or mace).
The Chakra are discus, a circular spinning weapon, often referred to as the Sudarshana Chakra, represents the cycle of time, the eternal nature of the universe, and the destructive power of divine justice.
The Gada – a symbol of strength – was a common weapon for hand-to-hand combat and was regarded as the strongest of weapons. The Gada or Mace is the destroyer of all opponents.
The story of Varaha Avatar is more than a mythological tale—it is a timeless narrative that resonates with profound spiritual truths. Varaha, with his divine might and cosmic benevolence, serves as an enduring symbol of the divine's intervention to restore order and protect creation.
As devotees contemplate the triumph of Varaha, they find inspiration to face the challenges of life with resilience, faith, and the knowledge that the divine force is ever-ready to uphold the cosmic balance.
The intricate detail, dark patina and design of this piece are particularly appealing.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - We have been offering SE Asian Art for many years and are proud of the reputation we have developed for fair and honest listings. However, if for any reason, whatsoever, you are unhappy with your purchase please just let us know and we will provide a full refund. We want you to be 100% happy with your purchase.
The majority of orders will be shipped with DHL. This is a secure, express and fully tracked service.
Items less than 2Kg we typically ship using Royal Mail.
Once we receive your order we try to ship all orders the same or next working day.
Large and/or fragile pieces requiring palletising, specialist crating and/or extra packaging may take a little longer. Palletised shipments will be delivered curbside.
All orders over 35 GBP will be shipped free of charge.
We genuinely hope that all purchases delight.
However, if they do not, regardless of reason, we will refund all orders upon receipt of the unwanted item. Just notify us within 14 days of receiving your order that you wish to make a return and send the piece back to us with 30 days of delivery.
Dancing Ganesha, with his rhythmic movements and divine grace, beckons devotees into the sacred space of the cosmic dance—a dance that encompasses creation, destruction, and the unending celebration of life.