Vedic Creation Myth Picture
I created this image back in mid-2008 for a project I've been working on. The image depicts the sleeping god Vishnu at the beginning of creation. Reclining on a turtle embeded in the coils of the serpent Shesha as they float in the eternal ocean, a lotus blossoms from his navel bearing the god Brahma, whom Vishnu ordered to create the cosmos. Also featured is the destruction / transformation god Shiva. Together, Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva form the Trimurti, three manifestations of the same reality.