Digital Rare Book:
The Kurma Purana
A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition
By Nilmani Mukhopadhyaya
Published by Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta - 1890
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'Vistnoo appeared partly as a Tortoise and partly as a man to afford his assistance to Devata and Rakhsasa, when they endeavoured to get Amrutham in the Milk Sea.'
(Inscribed with titles in Telugu with broken English translations.)
Kurma, the man-tortoise, the second avatar of Vishnu, who came to recover the water of life from the Asuras. From a series of 100 drawings of Hindu deities created in South India.
Painting; gouache on watermarked paper, Kurma, the man-tortoise, the second avatar of Vishnu, Trichinopoly, ca.1825.
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