A painting of the Matsya Avatara of the Bhagavata Purana, Pahari School, Northern India, mid19th century
A painting of the Matsya Avatara of the Bhagavata Purana, Pahari School, Northern India, mid19th century AD.
A painting of the god Vishnu in his incarnation of Matsya Avatara, upper body with Vishnu, blue skin, wearing a yellow dhoti and sash, crown to head. In his four hands he holds a chakra discus, open lotus flower, conch shell and mace. The lower body in the form of a fish rising out of water. To the front the demon Badarayani, body in the form of a conch shell, large horns to the top of the head, orange skin and taloned feet. Holding a sword and shield in upraised hands. To the background, flowering trees and hills.