Narasimha monolith


The man-lion incarnation of Vishnu is seated beneath a serpent canopy in a yoga posture. The band around his legs helps him to hold the position for long periods of time.

This much-photographed statue has been extensively restored (see next page). It was commissioned in 1528 by king Krishnadevaraya, stands 6.7m (21ft) high, and is located just south of the Krishna temple.