Somanathapura Keshava Temple: Lakshmi – Narasimha

Lakshmi is seated on the lap of Narasimha, the fourth avatar of Vishnu, carved on the outer walls of the Somanathapura Keshava Temple in Karnataka, India

Lakshmi – Narasimha

Lakshmi – Narasimha
This sculptural relief depicts Narasimha, the fourth avatar of Vishnu, with his consort Lakshmi seated on his lap. In Sanskrit, nara means man and simha means lion.

This relief is mounted on the outer wall surrounding the south garbhagriha of Somanathapura Keshava Temple in Karnataka, India.

To read more about all the ten avatars of Vishnu, check the Dashavatara (Ten incarnations of Vishnu) mural painted on the ceiling of the Virupaksha Temple in Hampi.

The iconography is similar to Lakshminarayana.

Related Images
Vishnu’s incarnation Narasimha slaying Hiranyakashipu carved on the outer wall of the Belur Chennakeshava Temple
Narasimhavatara standing inside Cave – 3 of rock-cut caves of Badami
Dashavatara (Ten Incarnations of Vishnu) painted on the ceiling of Hampi Virupaksha Temple

Related Pages
Hoysala Temples:
Somanathapura Keshava Temple
Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Bracket Figures
Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Navaranga
Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Garbhagriha Outer Wall
Kappe Chennigaraya Shrine
Badami Chalukya Temples:
Badami, Cave – 1, Cave – 2, Cave – 3, Cave – 4
Durga Temple at Aihole
Vijayanagara Temples:
Hampi Virupaksha Temple Murals
Angkor Wat Temples:
Angkor Wat Temple, Angkor Wat Bas-Reliefs, Banteay Srei Temple in Cambodia

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