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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Ellora (Hindu): Photo 28

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The base of the temple on this side contains several dramatic images. Here, Narasimha (Vishnu's fourth or lion incarnation) fights to free the world of the demon king Hiranyakashipu. It's hardly a contest. The traces of plaster are a reminder of the temple's original coating of stucco and white paint, detailed in red, blue, and yellow.

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