Sue Zwick Photography
St. Thomas Catholic Church, Chennai, India
2008
Digital Pigment Print
12x8"
This scene reveals an intermingling of Christian and Hindu traditions. here, the statue depicts Jesus Christ rising out of a lotus blossom base. A lotus symbolizes a path toward enlightenment in both religions. In Christianity, the peacock represents the "all-seeing" church and immortality. In Hinduism, the peacock is associated with the deity Lakshmi who represents good luck, benevolence, patience, kindness, and compassion.
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