LORD NARASIMHA – DIFFERENT FORMS – LIST!
Lord Krishna or Lord Narayana is considered to be the origin of the other transcendental forms of God.
From Narayana, Vasudeva is manifest, and from Vasudeva, Sankarsana is manifest (Agni-purana 48.13).
And according to the scriptures, Lord Narasimha is an expansion (amsha) of Sankarsana.
Just as Sankarsana destroys the universe, Lord Narasimha destroys all ignorance and all sins arising from body, mind and speech.
Lord Narasimha Himself is recognized in the scriptures by a variety of forms.
The Vihagendra-samhita (4.17) of the Pancaratra-Agama enumerate more than seventy forms of Narasimha.
Most of these forms are distinguished by the arrangements of weapons in the hands, His different postures, or other subtle distinctions.
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Out of seventy-four, nine are very prominent (Nava-vyuha-narasimha):
In Ahobila, Andhra Pradesh, the nine forms are as follows:
(1) Chhatra-vata-narasimha (seated under a banyan tree)
(2) Yogananda-narasimha (who blessed Lord Brahma)
(7) Malola-narasimha (With Laksmi on His lap)
(8) Jvala-narasimha (an eight armed form rushing out of the pillar)
(9) Pavana-narasimha (who blessed the sage Bharadvaja)
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Other forms of Narasimha are:
Stambha-narasimha (coming out of the pillar)
Svayam-narasimha (manifesting on His own)
Grahana-narasimha (catching hold of the demon)
Vidarana-narasimha (ripping open of the belly of the demon)
Samhara-narasimha (killing the demon)
The following three refer to His ferocious aspect:
Jvala-narasimha (with a flame-like mane)
Laksmi-narasimha (where Laksmi pacifies Him)
Prasada-narasimha or Prahlada-varada-narasimha (His benign aspect of protecting Prahlada)
Chhatra-narasimha (seated under a parasol of a five-hooded serpent)
Yoga-narasimha or Yogesvara-narasimha (in meditation)
Avesha-narasimha (a frenzied form)
Attahasa-narasimha (a form that roars horribly and majestically strides
across to destroy evil)
Chakra-narasimha (with only a discus in hand)
Amrta-narasimha (representing the five elements)
Pusthi narasimha (worshipped for overcoming evil influences)
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