Yoga Lakshmi-Narasimha

Yoga Lakshminarasimha

Here Lakshmi Narasimha is seated in Yogasana with Yogapatta, the thick band holding his legs.  This is sometimes known as Utkutika Asana.  Narasimha is one of the avatars of Vishnu. Lakshmi is sitting on his lap. Narasimha is protected by a seven hooded snake. Lakshmi Narasimha sideviewInteresting to see the way Narasimha is sitting, no other support other than a short brick-like structure at the back.

Narasimha is holding his attributes lotus, chakra, shankha and mace. Starting from the lower right hand clockwise. His front right hand is in Varada mudra (boon bestowing). His left front hand anchors the mace to the ground.

An inverted lotus (Padmapeetha) is supporting Lakshminarasimha.Yoga lakshminarasimha back.jpg

One of the interesting features is the depiction of a worshipper, most likely Prahalada, on the pedestal.

Another Yoga Lakshmi-Narasimha on this site has an additional attribute of a bow. It is a better example.

The bronze is about 11 cm in height and it is from North Deccan area.

PS: It is to be noted quite often, if not always,  when God is accompanied by his consort the Goddess’ name appears first. Examples include Lakshmi Narasimha, Bhu Varaha, Lakshmi Narayana, Sita Rama, Lakshmi Ganapati, Uma Maheshwara, Uma Shaita, Lakshmi Varaha and Radha Krishna.

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