Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Chalukya 1: Badami: Photo 32
Narasimha, another avatar of Vishnu, this time as the man-lion that defeated Hiranyakasipu, brother of the giant defeated by Varaha. Hiranyakasipu could be defeated neither by man nor beast, but Narasimha was neither. Worse luck for Hiranyakasipu, whose entrails were removed by Narasimha's claws.
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