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About Yoga Narasimha Form – Yoga Narasimha

One of the most popular murtis of Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu is from the Chola period and is called Yoga Narasimha. This Narasimha murti has his front arms relaxed in meditation, his rear arms bearing the chakra and conch and around his tautly crossed legs is a yogapatta or yoga strap. The yogapatta or yoga strap is widely used today by those practising Yoga.

It is believed that in the Yoga Narasimha form, Vishnu taught his ardent devotee Prahalada some yogic exercises. It is believed that those who worships the Yoga Narasimha would secure mental peace and tranquillity. This form of Narasimha is also referred as Yogananda.

This form is also one of the rare peaceful murti forms of Narasimha.

This murti also explains the divine origin of Yoga.

Story of Varaha Narasimha Swamy