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29 Nov '14

Hindu religious art- Narasimha, the Great Protector!

Posted by Marc Nisam in art, blouse, clothing, go, Hindu, Narasimha, religious, shirt, top, Vishnu

Narasimha (Sanskrit: नरसिंह;), also called Narasingh, Narsingh and Narasingha-in derviative languages is an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu and one of Hinduism's most popular deities, as evidenced in early epics, iconography, and temple and festival worship for over a millennium.

Narasiṁha is often visualised as half-man/half-lion, having a human-like torso and lower body, with a lion-like face and claws.[2] This image is widely worshipped in deity form by a significant number of Vaiṣṇava groups. He is known primarily as the 'Great Protector' who specifically defends and protects his devotees in times of need.