5" Small Lord Vishnu as Narasimha with Prahlada In Brass

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Vishnu's Narasimhavatara relates to Hiranyaksha's brother Hiranyakashipu who, annoyed with Vishnu for killing his brother Hiranyaksha in his Boar incarnation, had developed for him exceptional hatred. For obtaining such powers with which he could avenge his brother's killing he went to mount Mandara and engaged in penance. Pleased by his austerities Brahma appeared and commanded him to ask for whatever he wished. Hiranyakashipu asked for a number of things, but mainly that no one should ever be able to kill him. Brahma granted whatever he wished and also that he would not be killed by anyone but Vishnu. Some texts have added dramatic curves to this part of the episode. According to them, Hiranyakashipu asked Brahma that he should neither be killed by a god, demon, man nor animal, neither in the day nor during the night, and neither inside the house nor outside it. Brahma granted his prayer.
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Now invincible, Hiranyakashipu had his sway over the entire earth. Atrocious and cruel as he was, he proclaimed that no body in his dominions would commemorate Vishnu's name. In the due course he had a son by the name of Prahlad. Prahlad was Vishnu's devotee by birth. It is said that the first word that he uttered was Vishnu. This greatly upset Hiranyakashipu. When Prahlad grew to age, he appointed a teacher to divert his mind from Vishnu but instead, Prahlad, the child, converted the teacher into a Vishnu's believer. The enraged Hiranyakashipu threw Prahlad before a mad elephant. The elephant charged at Prahlad but instead of hitting him elephant's tusks struck to the ground and broke. Venomous snakes were deployed to kill Prahlad but the moment a snake bit him its fangs were destroyed. Hiranyakashipu put him into blazing fire but the moment fire touched Prahlad's body it turned cool and soothing. According to one version, there rose out of the fire a ghost that attacked Prahlad to kill him but instantly there emerged in the air a wheel which beheaded the ghost. Burning with rage Hiranyakashipu cried and asked Prahlad where his Vishnu was. Prahlad coolly replied, "He is everywhere and in everything." Hiranyakashipu asked sarcastically if he was also in the doorjamb. Before Prahlad could say, "yes", the door-pillar burst and out of it emerged a horrible-looking Narasimha - half lion-half man. It was evening, neither the day nor the night and the place was neither inside the house nor outside it. Narasimha caught hold of Hiranyakashipu, pushed him to ground and with its horrible claws tore his breast and killed him.


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Unleashing the Power of Narasimha: The Divine Avatar of Lord Vishnu

Narasimha Dev is an incarnation of the Supreme Lord Vishnu or Krishna. He assumed a special form of half-man (Nara) and half-lion (Simha) to protect His five-year-old devotee Prahlad from the ghastly attacks of his demoniac father Hiranyakashipu. He killed the demon to prove that whoever is surrendered to His lotus feet is always taken care of by Him. Lord Narasimha is worshiped in many parts of South India and is considered an important deity in the Vaishnava Sampradaya.
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What does Narasimha symbolize?

Although the form of Lord Narasimha appears fierce to the general people, it appears as beautiful and sweet as the lotus flower to His devotees. His ferocious yet transcendental form signifies His rage towards the demoniac persons who try to harm or blaspheme His devotees who are very dear to Him. The devotees always worship and remember Lord Narasimha in their minds because He is the source of all bliss and fortune and is also the cause of all causes. The Vaishnav Acharyas explain that the Lord"s killing of Hiranyakashipu symbolizes the killing of Anarthas such as lust, anger, greed, illusion, attachment, and false ego residing in our hearts. One who has taken the shelter of the lotus feet of Lord Narasimha is at once purified of all contamination which is a barrier in Bhakti.
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Which day is for Lord Narasimha?

Since Lord Narasimha is Vishnu Tattva, the Vaishnavas worship Him and observe fasting from grains on Ekadashi which comes on every 11th day in the Hindu or Vedic calendar. On this day, the devotees either completely refrain from eating and drinking anything (Nirjala) or only take grain-free Prasad for satisfying their hunger. They chant the Lord"s holy names, visit temple, and read His pastimes mentioned in the Vedic scriptures. Being completely absorbed in the thoughts of the Lord, the devotees peacefully observe the fast and remain blissful. Another very important day dedicated to Lord Narasimha Dev is “Narasimha Chaturdashi” which comes once a year. It is celebrated as the appearance (His advent on this planet) day of the Lord. On this day, the Vaishnavas congregate in the temples and chant His unending glories and beg for His causeless mercy so that they may eternally be engaged in His devotional service.
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Where is Narasimha Swamy statue?

You can find many statues or deities of Lord Narasimha in different states of India such as Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, etc. The most revered place for the Vaishnava community is Ahobilam situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This is the holy site where Lord Narasimha chose to appear from a stone pillar indicating that He is present everywhere. The Narasimha Swamy temple in Ahobilam is where all the nine forms of Narasimha Dev are situated; Prahlad Varada Narasimha, Chatravata Narasimha, Yogananda Narasimha, Ugra Narasimha, Kroda Narasimha, Malola Narasimha, Jwala Narasimha, and Pavana Narasimha. Thousands of people from across the globe visit this temple to take the divine blessings of the Lord.
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The Vedic scriptures such as Srimad Bhagavatam advise everyone to worship and take the divine shelter of Lord Narasimha dev, the Supreme Lord, in all circumstances, knowing that He is our only hope. Those who do so experience the highest form of bliss and never get bewildered even in adverse conditions of life.

How to keep a Brass statue well-maintained?


Brass statues are known and appreciated for their exquisite beauty and luster. The brilliant bright gold appearance of Brass makes it appropriate for casting aesthetic statues and sculptures. Brass is a metal alloy composed mainly of copper and zinc. This chemical composition makes brass a highly durable and corrosion-resistant material. Due to these properties, Brass statues and sculptures can be kept both indoors as well as outdoors. They also last for many decades without losing all their natural shine.

 

Brass statues can withstand even harsh weather conditions very well due to their corrosion-resistance properties. However, maintaining the luster and natural beauty of brass statues is essential if you want to prolong their life and appearance.

 

  • The best and simplest way to maintain a brass statue is to clean it at least twice a week using a soft cloth or cotton rag. This will prevent dust from accumulating on the surface. Dusting is especially important for outdoor statues since it is prone to dust accumulation much more than indoors.

 

 

  • To give a natural shine and luster to the statue, you may apply coconut or olive oil using cotton on every portion. You can use a toothbrush to get to the small crevices but do not be too harsh. This will make the brass statue appear fresh and new with a polished look.


  • In case you have a colored brass statue, you may apply mustard oil using a soft brush or clean cloth on the brass portion while for the colored portion of the statue, you may use coconut oil with a cotton cloth. 

 

Brass idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are especially known for their intricate and detailed work of art. Nepalese sculptures are famous for small brass idols portraying Buddhist deities. These sculptures are beautified with gold gilding and inlay of precious or semi-precious stones. Religious brass statues can be kept at home altars. You can keep a decorative brass statue in your garden or roof to embellish the area and fill it with divinity. 

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