the august seat of Lord Narasimha, one of the ten incarnations of
God Srimannarayana, the highest and the most potent among the
Trimurthis is one of the four reputed Narasimha kshetras of eternal
significance, attracting millions of Narsimhopasakas, since the
Kritayuga onwards. Of the ten avataras of the Lord, assumed for
shattering adharma and stabilising the shrinking frame of Dharma,
brought about by the atrocious davana krityas of the formidable
Rakshasas, the Narasimhavatara is the fourth, and the most dreadful.
It is a strange combination of man and beast-a ferociously
aggressive and frightfully shocking lion's head over the sublime,
yet broad shoulders, adorning his gracefully enchanting human form.
This assumption of that odd blend of Nara cumkesari was caused by
the expedience of killing Hiranyakasipu, who would not be killed
either by man or beast, singly or collectively.