Hindu Mythology

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NARASIMHA

Hindu Hero God

Also known as Narasingh, Narasinha

Terrifying lion hunter of demons

This is Vishnu in man-lion mode. There is a story of him appearing as this Avatar to defeat the demon Hiranyakashipu who had been upgraded to total invulnerability.

Apparently this complete impregnability did not provide enough in the way of indestructibility, as Narasimha’s claws shredded him to bits.

Narasimha Facts and Figures

Name: Narasimha
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Narasingh, Narasinha

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Heroics
Area of expertise: Hero

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 685

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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