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Narasimha in its terrifying form, the statue of Ugra Narasimha, is a mammoth statue of 6.7 meter height located in the south region of the temple complex of Hemkuta group which contains the Virupaksha Temple. Narasimha, being half-man and half-lion, is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This gigantic statue is worth seeing.

The Narasimha is erected as seated four-armed under a covering of a seven-hooded snake. The facial expression and the protruding eyes are the reasons for the name, Ugra Narasimha. Somehow, this single sculpture alone can make obvious how creative and destructive the human mind can be at the same time.

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