Rajagopalaswami is the portrayal of Vishnu, the Perumal in the royal attire. The imagery is captivated by depicting the Gopala Krishna as a kingly persona seated in leelasana on the throne designed with Keertimukha foliage. His left hand is let down in a typically relaxed position while he holds a stylised whip on the other as he was Parthasarathi, a charioteer to Arjuna in the Kurukshetra war.

To show the bountiful atmosphere, decorated utensils are placed indicating different offerings. The two saints are engaged in offering at the Vishnupada, the feet of God Vishnu.


  • Title: Rajagopalaswami
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Creator Nationality: Indian
  • Date: 18th Century
  • Date Created: 1810-12
  • Location Created: Tamil Nadu, India
  • Type: Wood carving/artifact
  • External Link: http://www.sgmf.co.in/

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