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Does anyone know the name of this Hindu deity? Any help would be most appreciated.

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    from the serpent above and the lionlike face it is probably Lord Narasmiha - anudinam.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Lakshmi-Narasimhar.jpg. Namaste, All the best
    – Sai
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 18:55
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    Thank you so much @Sai . A quick search for Lord Narasmiha statues on google and I even found where the statue is located (Hampi).
    – austen
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 19:05
  • ugra narasimha.. Commented Oct 2, 2017 at 7:27

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Lord Narasimha, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu with a Lion's face and a human body is worshipped across India. Here is a reference for the same.

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The serpent is Lord Adi Sesha or the divine thousand hooded snake, on whom Lord Vishnu rests.

All the best.

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The deity shown in the picture is Lord Yogananda Narasimha a specific form of Narasimha, the man lion incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This form is worshipped by devotees (as a part of upasana) to attain knowledge in Yoga and to increase concentration. This is a peaceful form of Lord Narasimha. The serpent is Adi Shesha, the serpent bed of Lord Vishnu.

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Namaste

The deity shown may be that of Yakshagana for the murti is shown as holding / writing an manuscript. Vijayanagara empire is known in history for encouraging literature, knowledge & arts. Yakshagana are known to be quiz masters of hindu mythology & knowledge.

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The Deity shown is is Lord Yogananda Narasimha a specific form of Narasimha, the man lion incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The image is probably from the ruins of Vijayanagara empire. A temple of the same Deity is placed in the precincts of Tirumala Tirupathi Temple to the right of the sanctum sanctorum.

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