The dashavatar (10 incarnations) of Lord Vishnu have been crafted in this artwork. In hindu mythology, the lord is said to descend in the form of an avatar to restore cosmic order. The list of Dashavatara varies across sects and regions. The standard list is as follows: Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parashurama, Rama, Krishna, Buddha, and Kalki. This picture has been carved by hand on a palm leaf.