Hampi: Lakshmi Narasimha

Sculpture depicting Lakshmi Narasimha, situated in Hampi, Karnataka, India

Lakshmi Narasimha

Lakshmi Narasimha
This beautifully carved stand-alone sculpture depicts Narasimha, one of Vishnu’s ten standard avatars (incarnations). In Sanskrit, Nara means man and Simha means lion. Vishnu in this avatar has a man’s torso with a lion’s face and claws.

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

Narasimhavatara is the fourth avatar of Vishnu. For a list and description of all the ten avatars of Vishnu, check the Dashavatara page, which describes the painting on the Hampi Virupaksha Temple Murals.

Other 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
Ugra Narasimha carved on the lintel of the south garbhagriha door in the Kappe Chennigaraya Temple.

Related Pages
Hoysala Temples
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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