Stele with image of Parashurama. 24 January 1790?
Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Pencil and wash drawing of a stele with an image of Parashurama, by Thomas and William Daniell, dated 24 January (1790?). Inscribed on front in pencil: 'Ruram?'
Parashurama ('Rama with an axe'), is the sixth main incarnation of the god Vishnu who assumed this aspect to re-establish the social order disrupted by unruly clans of kshatriyas and of helping brahmins to gain the power over them.