Posted on: 27 September 2015

The Churning of the Ocean of Milk

Album leaf painting of the Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Vishnu appears here at the base of the cosmic churning pole as the turtle Kūrma and also seated on top of Mount Mandara. The gods (to left) pull on the rope made of the serpent Vasuki, while demons pull on the right side. Several gifts can be seen in the upper part of the painting. Painted on paper. According to register, folio 14.

1800 (circa)

© Trustees of the British Museum

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