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Narasimha

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1 Enakshi Ganguly = "Narasimha literally means "Man-Lion" in Sanskrit.Source: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Narasimha"
2 Enakshi Ganguly = "Narasimha Maha Mantra"
3 Enakshi Ganguly = "Story of Narasimha"
4 Shawn Bose = "Brahma the Creator is shown here venerating Vishnu in the form of Narasimha.  Importance of demonstrating his status as one of the premier forms of God."
5 Shawn Bose = "Lord Shiva also is shown in veneration of Narasimha - again this is to symbolize that the most important deities in the Hindu pantheon recognize Narasimha as a form of Vishnu the Preserver."
6 Shawn Bose = "Lord Ganesha is also present to witness the victory of good over evil as Narasimha saves Prahlad from Hiryanakshapu."
7 Shawn Bose = "The boy here is Prahlada - the son of the Asura King Hiryanakshipu who had attempted many times to kill his sone for exhibiting his devotional love for Lord Vishnu which he learned from Sage Narada in the womb when his mother was in the Sage's care.  It is to save him that Lord Vishnu takes the for of Narasimha - the only form he could take to defeat the Asura King who had been assured through his own penances that he could not be slain by man or beast, during the day or at night, and neither inside or outside (Narasimha slays him at twilight in the courtyard to meet all the conditions.)"