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Sleeping Vishnu at the Budhanikantha Temple (Nepal)

Lord Vishnu is depicted as in Yoga Nidra, a state when one appears to be asleep but is fully conscious, lying down on Adisesha, the Snake, floating on the Ksheera Saagara, Ocean of Milk.­

The eleven heads of the Snake cradle Vishnu's head.­ Shesha is the eternal, multi-headed king of the serpent deities known as Nagas, and also is the servant of Vishnu.­

For more info about this Temple and this Sleeping Vishnu sculpture, read sacredsites.­com/­asia/­nepal/­budhanilkantha.­html.

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