Lakshmi – Narasimha
The image shows a sculpture depicting Narasimha, the fourth avatar of Vishnu, with his consort Lakshmi seated on his lap. In Sanskrit, nara means man and simha means lion. This sculpture is carved on the outer wall surrounding the southern garbhagriha of Somanathapura Keshava Temple in Karnataka, India. Check the Dashavatara (Ten incarnations of Vishnu) mural painted on the ceiling of the Virupaksha Temple in Hampi.
The iconography is similar to Lakshminarayana.
– Vishnu’s incarnation Narasimha slaying Hiranyakashipu carved on the outer wall of the Belur Chennakeshava Temple
– Lakshmi – Narasimha carved on the outer wall of the Somanathapura Keshava 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
– Somanathapura Keshava Temple – A Masterpiece of Hoysala Temple Art
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Bracket Figures
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Navaranga
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Garbhagriha Outer Wall
– Hampi Virupaksha Temple Murals
– Badami, Cave – 1, Cave – 2, Cave – 3, Cave – 4
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