The image shows a large-size sculptural relief depicting Narasimhavatara, the fourth of the ten avatars of Vishnu, carved into the left side wall of the mukhamantapa (verandah) of Cave 3.
In this avatar, Vishnu has a man’s torso with a lion’s face and claws. He adopted this form to kill an asura named Hiranyakashipu, who wanted to take revenge on Vishnu for killing his brother Hiranyaksha in his previous avatar, i.e., Varahavatara.
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