Here only Narasimha's head announces his animal aspect, otherwise he is a four-armed human figure, wearing a tight clinging dhoti. He has a high towering crown, peculiar to South Indian aesthetics. The upper two hands hold the wheel and conch, while the lower two make the gesture of fearlessness (Abhaya) and boon-granting (Varada) respectively.
The most expressive part of the composition is of course the face, with its round eyes, thick wide nose and puffed cheeks, all vividly portraying a wrathful, yet beautiful lion. The most distinguishing feature is undoubtedly the mane, its wavy hair distributed symmetrically like a well-manicured beard around the face.
All in all this sculpture makes one speak out with devotion 'Jai Narasimha'.