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Narasimha: The Divine Protector-The Lost Temples (Volume-1)

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Item Code: HAL666
Author: Dhruva Gorrick
Language: English
ISBN: 9780692804506
Pages: 195
Other Details 15.00 X 12.00 inch
Weight 2.62 kg
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Book Description

Dhruva and Damodar rapher, respectively author and photog- set out on a devotional adventure, hoping to find obscure images of the half-man/half-lion incarnation of Vishnu known variously as Narasimha and Narasim- hadeva. Nara means "man" and simha means "lion," and Narasimhadeva is indeed "God" in the form of a "man-lion."

To find their Lord, the two devotee adventur- ers scoured the subcontinent, making their way through dark jungles inhabited by wild beasts and other dangerous terrain. Their goal was to produce visual documentary ev- idence, of sorts, of Narasimhadeva's beauty and prevalence in Indian culture. Let there be no doubt: they have masterfully accomplished this - the evidence is the book you now hold in your hands.

Their goal was not necessarily to convey Nara- al simha's truth with words, but to let His image of speak for itself. Thus, this is largely a picture book, with visual representations that can carry you to the spiritual world. Allow these images in, and Narasimha will engulf your heart, virtually clawing at your soul.

The visual power of Narasimhadeva has be- come more and more popular in recent years, with numerous museum exhibitions, TV serials, books and graphic novels focusing on the man-lion's form - but none quite like this one. To cite one example of Narasimha's growing visual popularity: In 1987, an image of Narasimha said to date from the second- third century CE found, interestingly, in Lord Krishna's birthplace, Mathura was the center of an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Stella Kramrisch, the former Philadelphia Museum of Art's Indian curator, offered that it was "perhaps the earliest image of Narasimha as yet known." Dhruva and Damo- dara here present Narasimha images that are older still, many of which even transcend time.


Lord Narasimha is known as the divine pro- tector and remover of all spiritual obstacles. As explained in the Foreword, He appeared in the form of a half-man/ half lion incarna- tion of Vishnu to protect and save His devo- tee Prahlad, who was only a young boy at the time. Prahlad's father, Hiranyakashipu, was perhaps the most heinous demon-king that ever lived, and Narasimhadeva's destruction of this demon speaks to the power of good over evil, or righteousness over iniquity.

My Name is Dhruva. Although now a young man, my childhood was anything but or- dinary. Unlike most Western youth, I grew up in an ashram in middle America, where my parents embraced the teachings of India and her eternal religion of the soul, which included reverence for Lord Narasimha. In the ashram, I used to serve His deity form on a regular basis, creating a connection of loving attachment to Him. His protective na- ture captivated my mind and heart, especial- ly since, like Prahlad, I was only a child and knew that He would show compassion to me as someone who was completely dependent on Him.

As I grew older, my attraction for Him grew more and more, eventually developing into an intense desire to search out His many tem- ples in India. When the chance finally came, I seized it and ended up going to Ahobilam (where He is said to have manifested on earth), on the southeastern coast of the country. After that first experience, I knew I just had to find more Narasimha temples and document them for posterity to show the world.

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