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RELIGION & MYTHOLOGY

  

 

 

  Kurma

 

Thailand

The tortoise Kurma, i.e. the second avatar of Vishnu (fig.), which appears in the story of the Churning of the Ocean of Milk (fig.), where it supports the churning stick in order to prevent it from sinking in the soft soil (fig.).

See also PANORAMA PICTURE.

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