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Narasi?ha tearing apart Hiranyaka?ipu

Narasi?ha tearing apart Hiranyaka?ipu

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Narasi?ha, with twelve arms, seated on a stump, tearing apart Hiranyaka?ipu, who lies prone in his lap. Narasimha carries in his two upper hands the entrails of Hiranyaka?ipu and his main pair of hands plunge into the open abdominal cavity of his victim. In three of his other four right hands the god carries a chakra (discus), sword and arrow, and with his lowermost right hand he pushes the king’s head downwards. In his left hands are the shankha (conch), a buckler and bow, and with his lowermost left hand he grabs the legs of Hiranyaka?ipu. The king’s dark forehead is dusted with vibhuti (ash of cow dung), he sports a moustache, and fangs protrude from his mouth.