Vishnu in Ocean with Ananta Sesha, the "Thousand-Headed" Snake

Depicted here with fifteen, in the Vaishnava tradition Ananta Sesha is said to have a thousand heads, on which he carries the planets.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
As supreme Mahadeva, Siva wills into manifestation all souls and all form, issuing them from Himself like light from a fire or waves from an ocean.
—Gurudeva