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
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.

Related Images
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

Related Pages
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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