This last weekend Sharadakka (my cousin sister) and Prahlad bava/mama(story behind two relations for another day😀) visited us.
While chatting on several topics, the discussion moved to the Lord Padmanabha swamy’s picture in our living room.
The picture of Lord Padmanabha is always a blissful sight for me for several reasons. One of it is that it shows all three of the Hindu holy trinity (Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara) in one frame depicting ‘oneness’.
Our discussion steered towards ‘old age’ and related issues. All the while my mind was contemplating on that picture of Vishnu(the omnipresent) in the form of Padmanabha.
The picture was divine with young resplendent Vishnu in a reclining yoganidra(cosmic sleep) posture on adisesha(the snake). Brahma sitting in a lotus that sprang forth from the navel of Vishnu. Maheswara is present in his linga form.
Vishnu is shown as young while his ‘son’ Brahma is shown as an old man. Is it a contradiction?