Made of solid pure brass metal & crafted by master artisans, this is a beautiful bell for hanging in the temple. Dashavatara refers to the ten primary avatars of Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. Vishnu is said to descend in form of an avatar to restore cosmic order. The word Dashavatara derives from da?a, meaning 'ten', and avatar (avat?ra), roughly equivalent to 'incarnation'. The list of included avatars varies across sects and regions. Though no list can be uncontroversially presented as standard, the most accepted list found in Puranas and other texts draw from the following set of figures, Matsya; Kurma; Varaha; Narasimha; Vamana; Parashurama; Rama; Balarama; Krishna; and Kalki. Rare decorative bell - use in a temple or as a decorative collectible in hallway, balcony or porch at home or work.