About this antique wooden hand sculpture
A beautiful wooden decorative piece with Thai traditional style will be a perfect fit for your living rooms, bedrooms, restaurants, and so on. As it has traditional excellent detail that reflects the ideal balance and proportions of a deity’s hand, such as Vishnu’s hand clutching a conch.
This traditional in appearance piece can serve you for a long time. It is sure to add serenity to your home, office, or sacred space. With an endlessly timeless style, this elegant in detail piece can perfectly match the decoration in any style of your room!
What is Vishnu holding?
Vishnu’s four hands are holding the conch, discus, lotus, and mace. Each of these objects reflects a different aspect of the world for which Vishnu is said to be responsible.
The conch is used to symbolize the “Om”, the sound that is believed to be the first sound at the beginning of creation. The discus represents the chakra, or mind. Vishnu’s lotus flower represents fertility and creation.
In one Hindu creation story, the lotus sprang from Vishnu’s navel as he considered the creation of man. The mace that Vishnu holds symbolizes mental and physical strength. The mace also represents the strength of time in the sense that nothing conquers time and, by comparison, nothing that stands against the mace can conquer it.
Who is Vishnu?
Vishnu is the second god in the Hindu triumvirate (orTrimurti). The triumvirate consists of three gods who are responsible for the creation, upkeep and destruction of the world. The other two gods are Brahma and Shiva.
Brahma is the creator of the universe and Shiva is the destroyer. Vishnu is the preserver and protector of the universe.
His role is to return to the earth in troubled times and restore the balance of good and evil. So far, he has been incarnated nine times, but Hindus believe that he will be reincarnated one last time close to the end of this world.
Vishnu’s worshippers, usually called Vaishnava, consider him the greatest god. They regard the other gods as lesser or demigods. Vaishnava worship only Vishnu. Vishnu monotheism is called Vaishnavism.
Yaowarat Antique : The Antique shop
“Yaowarat Antique” located in Yaowarat Street known as the old town of Bangkok has been open for over 30 years. Started by the family of “Danvirunhavanich”. By converting little antique artifacts such as old stamps and antique toys into Benjarong or Porcelain plates. Then Mr.Danvirunhavanich began to open his own antique shop which was at first named “Chiva sart” meaning “The lesson of life”. After the retirement of Mr.Danvirunhavanich, “Tee” known as “Tee Yaowarat” : son of Mr.Danvirunhavanich took over to take care of this antique shop. Yaowarat Antique Shop is a popular-oriented antique store among Bangkokian people. Many of their antiques have a unique southeast Asian and Thai style. For those who love Asian antiques, once you come to Bangkok, it’s a must to visit this place!