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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Kanchipuram: Vaikuntha Perumal Temple: Photo 23

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At the inauspicious southwest corner, Mohini serves amrita, the nectar of immortality, to the devas. On the left, envious asuras or anti-devas watch, beguiled by Vishnu in this seductive but delusional form. The asura king, Bali, is at the top, crowned. Mohini figures in the important story of the Churning of the Ocean of Milk. (S6)

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