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"Cry to the Lord with an intensely yearning heart and you will certainly see Him." (Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa)

This sculpture narrates a tale from the Bhagvata Purana: The king of elephants, Gajendera, was once sporting in a lake accompanied by his herd. Like a true leader, while they were returning to the shore, Gajendera first allowed his troop to flock out and only then did he himself attempt to venture out of the water body. No sooner had he taken the first step than a crocodile whose peace had been disturbed grabbed one of Gajendera's legs and started dragging him back into the water. However hard he tried, the chief of pachyderms was unable to free himself from the vice-like grip of the alligator. In agony he appealed to his herd to help pull him out. The combined might of the whole group was insufficient to rescue Gajendera from his impending doom. Slowly and steadily, the reptile continued to drag him into the lake. Finally, his herd gave him up for good and retreated to the woods.

Thus deserted, Gajendera appealed to Him who is the last refuge of all - Lord Vishnu. The deity heard the fervent appeals of His devotee and mounting the half-man, half-avian vehicle Garuda, rushed to his defence. With one throw of His chakra (discus), Vishnu annihilated the villain.

Here we see Lord Vishnu seated regally and majestically on the shoulders of a moustached Garuda. The desperate pachyderm seems to issue out from the mouth of the unrelenting reptile, such is the fluidity of forms depicted in this dynamic atmosphere.

Indeed, the sculptor Shri Sengottuvel seems particularly adept at carving out figures in motion and the artwork is dominated by the vigorous action which finally culminated in the emancipation of Gajendera both in the physical and spiritual sense (not only was he saved from a gory death but Vishnu also carried him away to his divine abode Vaikuntha).

At the apex of the sculpture can be seen the 'Kirtimukha,' which is a universally revered auspicious symbol.

This sculpture was carved from Vengai wood which has traditionally been the medium for carving temple artworks. It was created in Thammapatty (district Salem) in Tamil Nadu. The sculptor is Sengottuvel.

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