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One of the principal deities of Hinduism, Vishnu is personified as a beautiful, four-armed man with blue skin — a color denoting his connection with the Vedic gods of rain and thunder, and his power — as infinite as the sky.

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Head of Vishnu

900 CE-925 CE

Standing Four-Armed Vishnu

400 CE

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