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Yanaka Narasimha Form of Vishnu

Yanaka Narasimha is a very rare form of the Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu. In this form the Narasimha murti sits on the shoulders of Garuda, the king of the birds and vehicle or Vahana of Vishnu. In some descriptions Yanaka Narasimha murti rests or upon Adisesha, the serpent king on whom Vishnu rests in the milky ocean.

This form has four arms and carries Shankah and Chakra in two arms. Over the head of the murti, Adisesha forms a canopy with his five heads. The body of the figure is covered with ornaments.

Apart from Yanaka Narasimha the other forms of Narasimha are:

Kevala Narasimha
Girija Narasimha
Yoga Narasimha
Sthauna Narasimha
Lakshmi Narasimha
Yogananda Lakshmi Narasimha
Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha
Prahaladanugraha Murti
Narasimha and Cencheta
Narasimha in Hari-Hara form

Sculptures and murtis of Yanaka Narasimha are very rare. It is believed that there is sculpture of it in Hampi in Karnataka in India.