I should add that the Purusha Sukta was heard from the gods by the sage Narayana, an ancient incarnation of Vishnu who found the Pancharatra movement which was influential in the development of Vaishnavism, as I discuss here. Hope this satisfies you. Thanks for your reply but can you please put the exact text also in your answer and provide the link from where I can read the same along with its translation. The Gupta sculptor is inspired by the Bhagavad Gita description. Vishvarupa becomes crystallized as an icon in the early Vishnu cult by the time of Guptas 6th century CE. All was wondrous, brilliant, unlimited, all-expanding.
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After arriving in Vrindavana, he offers his prayers to Buagwan krishna. He wore yellow garments and had four arms and reddish lotus-petal eyes. Other artistic representations of Vishvarupa in Nepal have varying number of heads, hands and legs and some have even attributes of Mahakala and Bhairavasuch as flaying knife and skull bowl.
The complexion of that Supreme Person was like a dark-blue bhaywan. Somehow managing to steady himself, Akrura bowed his head to the ground. In some respects it resembled the hue of the peacock’s neck, and in some that of a string of pearls. The other fourteen hold hala ploughshankha conchvajra thunderboltankusha goadarrow, sudarshana chakraa lime fruit, danda staffpasha noosegada maceviirat, lotus, horn, musala pestleakshamala rosary.
The artistic imagination of Hindu artists of Nepal has created iconic Vishvarupa images, expressing “sacred terror”, as expressed by Arjuna. An aureole of human head surround the central heads. Kesava, that slayer of hostile divisions, endued with great energy, addressed Dhritarashtra’s son, Duryodhana, and said, “From delusion, O Suyodhana, thou regardest me to be alone, and it is for this, O thou of little understanding, that thou seekest to make me a bhagwann after vanquishing me by violence.
I see in You no end, no middle and no beginning. Vipul Hadiya Vipul Hadiya 1 2 Vishvarupa “Universal form”, “Omni-form”also vishnnu popularly as Vishvarupa DarshanVishwaroopa and Virata rupais an iconographical form and theophany of the Hindu god Vishnu or his avatar Krishna.
Vishvarupa has twenty heads arranged in tiers. His many hands hold various weapons. Bearing these diverse kinds of hues on his person, the eternal Deity appeared before Narada. Thanks for your reply but can you please put the exact text also in your answer and provide the link from where I can read the same along with its translation. Arjuna experiences the vision of the Vishvarupa with divine vision endowed to him by Krishna.
The theophany is called Vishvamurti.
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Then, taking Their permission, he went to a pool in the Yamuna and took his bath as enjoined in the scriptures. His complexion somewhat resembled the coral when first formed, and was somewhat white. With one of his mouths he uttered the syllable Om and then the Gayatri following Om.
The Shanti Parva of the Mahabharata describes how Narada once visited the sages Nara and Narayana the incarnation of Vishnu I discussed abovewho were engaging in Tapasya in Badarikashrama. Another terrifying feature is a face on the belly that gorges a human being. The form was decorated with many celestial ornaments and bore many divine upraised weapons. His form was somewhat purer than the moon and differed from the moon in some respects.
Unable to bear the scale of the sight and gripped with fear, Arjuna requests Krishna to return to his four-armed Vishnu form, which he can bear to see. Various deities including VasusRudrasAdityasDikapalassages and tribes especially those opposing the Kauravas, including the Pandavas are seen in his body.
In chapters 10 and 11, Krishna reveals himself as the Supreme Being and finally displays his Vishvarupa to Arjuna. The Vishvarupa Darshan is a cosmic representation of gods and goddesses, sages rool asuras, good and the bad as we perceive in our own particular perspective of existence in this world. Arjuna bows to Vishvarupa. Each of these great personalities was worshiping the Lord by chanting sanctified words of praise in his own unique mood.
So the description given in the Gita is the description given in the Mahabharata. Elements of Hindu Iconography. Gracing His chest were the Srivatsa mark, the brilliant Kaustubha gem and a flower garland. The other theophany of Vishnu Narayana is revealed to the divine sage ,a.