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.
Matsya saved Manu
from the great flood
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.