Narasimha

The following 22 pictures are some of the most amazing pictures of deities of Lord Narasimha we have ever seen.

Lord Narasimha is fourth of Lord Vishnu’s ten incarnations (Dasavatara). He is especially worshiped for protection as He appeared to protect his dear devotee Bhakta Prahlada from the asura Hiranyakashipu. Hiranyakashipu had tried many ways to kill his son, Prahlada, but the Lord had protected him each time. Finally in anger Hiranyakashipu asked to Prahlada, “Where is this God of yours that you keep speaking of?” To which Prahlada replied, “He is present everywhere.”

In anger Hiranyakashipu asked, “If he is everywhere, then is he in this pillar?” Prahlada informed him that Lord Vishnu is both inside and outside of everything in creation, including the pillar which Hiranyakashipu had pointed to. Hiranyakashipu took out his sword and said, “Then I will kill this Vishnu of yours,” and raised his sword to strike the pillar. At that moment the pillar burst open and Lord Narasimha appeared, as half man and half lion, to kill Hiranyakashipu and save his devotee Bhakta Prahlada.

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