Varaha


I just finished this new peice of Varaha. Drawn by hand and finished in illustrator. I had a lot of fun doing this one. It is “sort of” part of my American Gods series, but without the American symbolism.

Here is the Wikipedia definition of Varaha:

Varaha is the third avatar of Vishnu, a boar sent to defeat Hiranyaksha, a demon who had taken the Earth (prthivi) and carried it to the bottom of what is described as the cosmic ocean in the story. The battle between Lord Varaha and Hiranyaksha is believed to have taken place for a thousand years, which the former finally won.

Varaha is depicted in art as either purely animal or as being anthropomorphic, having a boar’s head on a man’s body. In the latter form it has four arms, two of which hold the wheel and conch-shell and the other two hold a mace, sword or lotus or form a blessing posture. The earth is held between the boar’s tusks.

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