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Nṛsiṃha, aka: Nrisimha; 5 Definition(s)

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Nṛsiṃha (नृसिंह).—The Man-Lion incarnation of the Lord appears in various modes of action such as Emergence from the pillar, fight with Hiraṇya, Slaughter of Hiraṇya, Yoga Nrsiṃha (seated alone), Lakṣmī-Nṛsiṃha (seated with Lakṣmī) and a rare form called Aṣṭamukhagaṇḍabheruṇḍa-Nṛsiṃha. Nrsimha is the furious (ugra) aspect of Viṣṇu.

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Nṛsiṃha (नृसिंह, “man-lion”) is a Sanskrit word referring to one of the ten incarnations of Viṣṇu. This incarnation appeared in the satyayuga. Viṣṇu is the name of a major Hindu deity and forms part of the trinity of supreme divinity (trimūrti) together with Brahmā and Śiva. They are seen as the cosmic personifications of creation (brahmā), maintenance (viṣṇu), and destruction (śiva).

Added: 05.Mar.2017 | Wisdom Library: Hinduism
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Nṛsiṃha (नृसिंह).—(Nṛhari and Narahari Narasimham (s.v.) half man and half lion avatār of Viṣṇu, worshipped as such in Harivarṣa;1 came out of a post which Hiraṇyakaśipu knocked with his fist; a description of his form and how he killed the demon;2 still his anger was not appeased; praised by Brahmā, Rudra, Indra, Sages, Pitṛs, Siddhas, Vidyādharas, Nāgas, progenitors, Gandharvas, Cāraṇas, Yakṣas, Kimpuruṣas, Vaitālikas, Kinnaras, and Viṣṇu's attendants;3 Śrī was afraid to go near him;4 at the request of the Gods Prahlāda praised the God for the welfare of the universe; offered boons to Prahlāda and advised him to rule his father's kingdom with his mind devoted to Hari until the time came for him to cast off his body;5 Brahmā's praise of the Lord's disappearance.6 God incarnate of Viṣṇu remembered by Śiva for vanquishing mātṛgaṇa;7 created from out of his limbs a number of goddesses who overcame the Rudra, mātṛgaṇas and were blessed with divinity.8

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 7. 14; V. 18. 7-14; VII. 8. 15-16; X. 2. 40; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 5. 16.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VII. 8. 15-31; XI. 4. 19.
  • 3) Ib. VII. 8. 34 and 40-56.
  • 4) Ib. VII. 9. 2.
  • 5) Ib. V. 18. 7-14; VI. 8. 14; VII. 9 (whole); 10. 11-14.
  • 6) Ib. VII. 10. 26-31; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 33. 26.
  • 7) Matsya-purāṇa 179. 44-52, 76.
  • 8) Ib. 245. 21.
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Nṛsiṃha (नृसिंह, “Man-lion form”):—One of the twenty-four forms of Viṣṇu through which Nārāyaṇa manifests himself. The meaning of this title is “The one who assumes the celestial man-lion form”. He is accompanied by a counterpart emanation of Lakṣmī who is named Vidyutā.

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The Nrisimha stone is elevated on the breast, is of a twany colour, and is dotted with fine spots.

Added: 01.Mar.2015 | archive.org: The Garuda puranam
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