Hindu amulet with Vishnu footprints "Vishnupadaka" in a pentagon symbolizing the temple ("mandir").
Footprints of the Hindu gods and the Buddha have been represented in many ways for hundreds of years. However, the Hindu believe that the footprints of Vishnu are the most sacred. Here, the prints are engraved in a silver amulet. A sacred and powerful charm, it confers protection against any form of calamity to its wearer.
In Hinduism, the temple symbolizes the cosmos. Metaphorically, it is said that man in a temple becomes divinity. On this amulet, the illustration of the Vishnu prints in the temple represents the achievement of a summit.