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Hinduism is fraught with examples of divinities taking perplexing forms in order to protect their worshippers. One such avatar is Vishnu’s Narasimha incarnation, a ferocious half-human, half-lion, born to kill the demon-king Hiranyakashyap. While in most of his depictions Narasimha is shown in the process of killing Hiranyakashyap or with his consort Lakshmi, there are a few, rare images of him standing calmly. These images are known as kevala-Narasimha (literally, only Narasimha). A prime example of this form of Narasimha can be seen in the Chalukyan capital city of Badami.


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Height: 6 inch
Width: 3 inch
Depth: 1.8 inch
Weight: 570 gm
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This brass kevala-Narasimha is in the samabhanga posture, with no bends in his body. Standing on a padmapeetha (lotus platform) lord Narasimha holds his classic attributes- conch shell and Sudarshan chakra (discuss) in his rear hands. His main left hand is resting on the handle of the mace, while his main right hand is in the Abhaya mudra (gesture of fearlessness). Bhagavan Narsimha’s face appears calm and meditative, with a slightly open jaw and half-closed eyelids. This metal Narasimha murti is the embodiment of the tranquility that is a part of this seemingly ravening persona. 

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.
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