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Lord Narasimha

Lord Narasimha

Artist : Anonymous

Model : Narasimha

Date : 1673

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Castles and Palaces
Sculpture (Statue)

Area related
Kathmandu (Népal)


Past the doorway is a black stone statue of Lord Narasimha, the half man-lion incarnation of Lord Vishnu, killing a the demon Hiranyakasipu, inlaid with silver on the left of the lobby. Lord Narasimha was placed here in 1673 by Pratap Malla and there is an inscription of the pedestal that state they it was put here because he feared that he had offended Lord Vishnu because he danced in a Narasimha costume.
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