Narasimha clawing Hiranyakasipu depicted on a door pediment Narasimha clawing Hiranyakasipu depicted on a door pediment
20 Nov 2012

Amongst the temples found in Angkor, Bantaey Srei stands out in its relatively small size while bearing extremely fine sandstone relief carvings that protrudes out in 3D. It is located about 20 km north of Angkor and almost at the foot of the Kulen Mountains.

In the temple, pediments and lintels are found to depict whole scenes of Hindu mythological stories. The image here shows Narasimha clawing Hiranyakasipu. Narasimha literally translates from Sanskrit as 'Man-lion', which is an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu.

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Josh For some, it's shopping therapy. Others, movie therapy. Yet more, reading therapy. For me, it's writing therapy.
 
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