Narasimha Shalagrama, aka: Narasiṃha Śālagrāma; 1 Definition(s)


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In addition to the Vigraha (Deity) form, Lord Narasimha also appears as the self-manifested Shalagrama-Shila. Below are some details of the Narasimha-salagrama from S.K. Ramachandra Rao's Salagrama-kosa. There are twenty-four varieties of Narasimha-salagrama:

  • (1-3) Laksmi-narasimha (in three subvarieties),
  • (4) Yogananda-narasimha,
  • (5) Bala-narasimha,
  • (6) Vidyujjihva-narasimha,
  • (7) Vibhisana-narasimha,
  • (8) Adhomukha-narasimha,
  • (9) Patala-narasimha,
  • (10) Sarvati-mukha-narasimha,
  • (11) Raksasa-narasimha,
  • (12) Vidurarana narasimha,
  • (13) Kukushi narasimha,
  • (14) Bhitti-narasimha,
  • (15) Vijaya-narasimha,
  • (16) Kapila narasimha,
  • (17-20) Jvala-narasimha (3 sub-varieties),
  • (20) Maha-jvala-narasimha,
  • (21) Suddha-narasimha,
  • (22) Buddha-chakra-narasimha,
  • (23) Damsthra-karala-narasimha,
  • (24) Vakra-damshtra-narasimha,

The Narasimha salagrama-shilas' generally have four chakras, but sometimes there are only two. They also may have a gaping mouth with sharp teeth like structures.

Source: Pushtikul: Narashima Deva

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