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Tenth Incarnation

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Matsya fish in underwater scene

We start with an underwater scene of a fish motif in vibrant shades of vermillion, gliding serenly through water plants and lotus that are seemingly alive with rhythmic movements of the ocean. Adding a finishing frame for this auspicious creature is a border of intricate line work of aquatic creepers and flowering lotuses flowing in infinity.

In Hinduism and Buddhism, it is believed that the tenth incarnation of the God Vishnu was that of a fish once. According to the epic, the fish called Matsya, saved Manu (equivalent to Noah) from the great flood. In addition, a demon had stolen sacred texts from Brahma, the God of original creation, and hid the scriptures at the bottom of the ocean. Matsya, the fish incarnation, retrieved the sacred texts and returned them to Brahma.

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