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Lord Vishnu as Narasimha

Avatar as Half-Man, Half-Lion
First Online: March 18, 2012
Page Last Updated: April 04, 2014

Depiction of Narasimha in Indian Art

K.L. Kamat/Kamat's Potpourri
Narasimha -- Half Lion, Half Man
Narasimha -- Half Lion, Half Man
Sculpture shows Lord Vishnu ripping open Hiranyakashapu's body

R. Seshasastry/Kamat's Potpourri
Narasimha (Half-man, Half-lion) in a Yogic Stance
Narasimha (Half-man, Half-lion) in a Yogic Stance
Detail from a 15th century sculpture, Melukote, Mandya District

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