Halebidu Hoysaleswara Temple: Prahlada Story – Soldiers throwing Prahlada over the precipice

A relief depicting the story of Prahlada carved into the outer wall of the Halebidu Hoysaleswara Temple in Karnataka, India

Throwing Prahlada over the precipice

Soldiers throwing Prahlada over the precipice
The image shows a part of the frieze carved into the outer wall of the Halebidu Hoysaleswara Temple in Karnataka, India. It depicts a scene based on an episode narrated in Baghavata Purana, an ancient Indian text, describing the story of a boy named Prahlada for his devotion to Vishnu.

Read more about Prahlada on the following page: Prahlada Story – Slaying of Hiranyakashipu.

The relief shown in the image depicts Hiranyakashipu’s soldiers dragging Prahlada to throw him over the precipice. Vishnu saves him by placing a pile of hay where he fell.

Prahlada Story Pages
Elephants and snakes attacking Prahlada
Burning of demoness Holika
Vishnu emerging out of a pillar and slaying Hiranyakashipu

Narasimhavatara Pages
Narasimhavatara, the fourth avatar of Vishnu installed in a devakoshta of the Aihole Durga Temple
Vishnu’s incarnation Narasimha slaying Hiranyakashipu installed in the outer wall of the Belur Chennakeshava Temple
Narasimhavatara sculpture in Cave – 3 of the rock-cut caves of Badami
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Other Related Pages
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Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Navaranga
Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Garbhagriha Outer Wall
Kappe Chennigaraya Shrine
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Badami Chalukya Temples
Badami, Cave – 1, Cave – 2, Cave – 3, Cave – 4
Durga Temple at Aihole

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