The idol depicting all the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu i.e. Dashavatar of Lord Vishnu has been found in the Krishna River in Raichur, Karnataka. This idol is being discussed because its features are similar to the new idol of Ramlala which was recently consecrated in the Ram temple of Ayodhya. Not only this, not only the idol but also a Shivalinga was found in the river. Dr. Padmaja Desai, Professor of History and Archeology of Raichur University, said that this might have been the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. It is also feared that after the vandalism in the temple, the statue may have been thrown into the river to save it. The nose of this Vishnu idol is slightly damaged.
Let us tell you that this idol of Lord Vishnu has been found in the Krishna river, whose feature is very special. Desai says that if we look around it, all the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu are carved in it, which include Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Ram, Parashuram, Krishna and Buddha. Describing the specialty of this idol, he said that it has four arms, out of which the upper two arms hold the conch and chakra. The two arms below are a severed hand and a Varada bast giving blessings. It is being said that this statue belongs to the 11th and 12th century.
Let us tell you that this idol is especially being compared with Ramlala of Ayodhya temple. However the lecturer says that the idol resembles Venkateswara mentioned in the Vedas. However, this idol lacks Garuda, which is commonly seen in Vishnu idols. Rather, a pair of women are seen holding a fan. Since Vishnu is fond of decoration, this idol of smiling Vishnu is adorned with garlands and jewellery.