Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sudarshan Narasimha

Chakra in Front - Narasimha at Back - Vice Versa

A Normal Sub Deity in any of the Vishnu Temples Has This Fom

Once the demon Namuchi obtained a boon from Lord Brahma that he would not be killed by anything wet or dry. He then began to disturb the heavens and it's king, Indra. By the support of Lord Vishnu, King Indra destroyed the army of Namuchi who died in a cave in Sukshmakaram (small size), giving up his sthulakaram (physical manifestation). Indra dipped the Sudarshan Cakra in the foam of the ocean and sent it into the cave. From the middle of the Cakra, Lord Vishnu manifested Himself and destroyed the life breath or Pranavayuvu of the demon with the fire of His exhalation. This form of the Lord is known as Sudarshan Nrsimha.


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