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Vishnupadaka | Pendant

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⊹ 1950 ⊹ 
Ancient Pendant of "Vishnupadaka" in Sterling Silver from Rajasthan - Northern India.
Hindu amulet with Vishnu footprints in a pentagon symbolizing the temple ("mandir").
Footprints of the Hindu gods and the Buddha have been represented in many ways for hundreds of years. However, the Hindu believe that the footprints of Vishnu are the most sacred. Here, the prints are engraved in a silver amulet. A sacred and powerful charm, it confers protection against any form of calamity to its wearer.
In Hinduism, the temple symbolizes the cosmos. Metaphorically, it is said that man in a temple becomes divinity. On this amulet, the illustration of the Vishnu prints in the temple represents the achievement of a summit.
The importance given to adornment among the Indian people dates back to 5000 years. Archaeologists have discovered that Indians have been creating jewelry since prehistoric times. The ornaments harmonize beliefs, they evoke a certain form of power, a feeling of social, religious or regional belonging, wealth or simply to beautify the wearer
Size: 1,8 cm x 2,5 cm
Weight: 2 g
⊹ Unique piece ⊹ 

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