Here we see Narasimha with the human body and head of a lion. A golden mane is painted around the head where an ornate diadem also sits. He holds the king in his lap, which is neither on the ground, nor in the air. He also appeared at sunset, thus evading Siva's boon to the king. He also did not use any weapon of offence or defence. We can see Vishnu as Narasimha, tearing open his body with bare claws. The image of this four armed deity stands on a pedestal, and since he stands, Narasimha bends his left leg to hold the king's body. The strictly horizontal body of Hiranyakasipu is in contrast to the vertical image of Narasimha.
On the left corner of the painting, a devotee stands in reverence with hands folded and raised.
This description by Renu Rana.
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