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श्रीमत्पयोनिधिनिकेतन चक्रपाणे
भोगीन्द्रभोगमणिरञ्जितपुण्यमूर्ते ।
योगीश शाश्वत शरण्य भवाब्धिपोत
लक्ष्मीनृसिंह मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥

On #NarasimhaJayanti, a short thread of some of my favourite Lord Narasimha icons. 🙏

Beginning with Hampi which was attacked by Muslim invaders.
The above image is from 1880. After restoration work by ASI, this is what it looks like now.

A constant reminder of how Dharma was attacked and how India was plundered!
Lord Narasimha in combat with Hiranyakasipu. From the 9th century Someswara Temple in Patteswaram.

Look at the eyes and legs locked!
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On the occasion of #NarasimhaJayanti today, taking a look at some of the well known Narasimha temples in the Telugu states of AP and TG. Narasimha is one of the most worshipped deities down South, the Telugu states by themselves have around 30 odd temples dedicated to him.
Some of the Narasimha Temples like Simhachalam, Ahobilam, Yadagirigutta, Penchalakona, Antarvedi have become major pilgrimage centers in the Telugu states. And like most temples there is a lot of history, culture, tradition associated.
One of the most famous Narasimha Kshetras in Telugu states is Simhachalam near Vizag, where he is worshipped as Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha, and colloquially referred to as "Appanna", this temple is visited not just by Telugu people, but large number of Odiyas too.
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