Posted on: 25 March 2013

A depiction of Kurma Avatar... from the book:
Truthful detailed description of the famous East India Coast Malabar and Coromandel, and the island of Ceylon.
By Philippus Baldaeus
Published by John Janssonius of Waesberge and Someren in Amsterdam - 1672

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Fabulous illustration. Would love to have seen a hi res version of this.

Churning of the Ocean - Samudra Manthan, early Dutch etching

Gods and Demons drilled the ocean for Elixir of Life. Man still drilling ocean for black gold . Thanks for sharing a 350 year old depiction.