Depiction of Sri Narasimha, the half-human half-lion incarnation of Vishnu


This page comes from an 18th-century folding cloth book of religious and mythological oil-colour paintings, copied from originals in the Brahmanical Pagoda of Chokalingam at Madhura in Karnataka. It was commissioned by a British surgeon named David Simpson and the paintings were made by a local artist.

Here we see a depiction of Sri Narasimha, the half-human half-lion incarnation of Vishnu. 

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Copies of paintings inside a temple at Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Album of Vaisnava paintings
c. 1780–89, India
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