The Suprabhedagama calls her ‘the dear younger sister of Vishnu’ and informs that she came out of Adishakti. Framed by the Kirtimukha, this four-armed Durga is in a standing pose. Durga’s rear hands hold a wheel and conch, typically the attributes of Vishnu. Her right hand is in Vitarka (teaching) mudra with a bowl in the left hand. There are three spherical objects on the pedestal. In the absence of these spherical objects she could be identified as Vaishnavi, depending where she is coming from. In this form she is sometimes referred to as Vishnu Durgai.


  • Title: Vishnu Durgai
  • 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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