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.
– 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
– Ugra Narasimha carved on the lintel of the south garbhagriha door in the Kappe Chennigaraya Temple.
Other Related Pages
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Bracket Figures
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Navaranga
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Garbhagriha Outer Wall
– Kappe Chennigaraya Shrine
– Somanathapura Keshava Temple
Badami Chalukya Temples
– Badami, Cave – 1, Cave – 2, Cave – 3, Cave – 4
– Durga Temple at Aihole
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