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Narasimha by molee Narasimha by molee
Hiranyakashipu(golden-haired) after his brother Hiranyaksha(golden-eye) was killed by Vishnu, he vowed revenge on the Gods.
Hiranyakashipu performed penance for thousands of years to attain supernatural powers meditating on the self-create Brahma!
He asked for the boon of immortality but Brahma refused saying "there can be no creature of a form which can be immortal, I my-self I am not so ask for any other boon!"
Hiranyakashipu then asked Brahma that he would never be killed by any human form, animal,with weapons or bare-handed, neither in the day nor at night,neither outside nor inside,neither above nor below! Brahma told him "so be it!"

Hiranyakashipu conquered the three worlds and sat on the throne of the king of gods Indra, but unlike Indra the great he was arrogant, lived like a tyrant and made all the gods including Indra, Vishnu ,Brahma and Shiva bow before him! for none of humanoid form could defeat him!

But Hiranyakashipu had a son, his name was Prahrada and though he was just a child he was not fond of material pleasures.
Prahrada always supported Vishnu in the matter of his uncle's death and this angered Hiranyakashipu greatly.
Hiranyakashipu tortured Prahrada everyday for he did not heed to his father's words.
One day, Hiranyakashipu beholding a pillar near him mocked his son asking him "if the almighty is everywhere, is he in this pillar too?"
Prahrada said yes! and in anger Hiranyakashipu broke the pillar with a single blow from his mighty fist.

But then they heard a crackle, like the crackling of thunder! and lo came out from the pillar the incredible Narasimha(man-lion)
His form was neither human nor of an animal,
Narasimha and Hiranyakashipu entered into a fierce battle, and finally Narasimha gained the upper-hand by fighting with his claws as he was neither armed nor bare-handed.
He took him near the entrance of the hall and sat below the arch... neither outside nor inside.
He forcefully kept Hiranyakashipu on his thigh..neither above nor below.
Naraismha then tore Hiranyakashipu apart with his claws and wore his intestines as a garland of victory at twilight, which is neither day nor night!

 
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karthikprasad22 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
almighty gods,  Brahma Vishnu Maheshwara bows to no-one....
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Acharya18 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
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TiarnanDominusAdonai Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Any chance that we could someday see Narasimha fight Sharabla too? Your artwork could only do that scene justice.
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bloodyash24 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tbh this brings to mind a more violent version of the Kool-Aid Guy. Being all like: *busts down Hiranyakshipu's wall* I'm here to fuck up yo whole life! :D (Big Grin) 
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jigsjeegar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Try to print myth God creation on T Shirt. We are eager to wear printed Myth GOds images created by  u.


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Lotus86400 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hercules and Vishnu too of the coolest myths!
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ShriCool Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
may be you forgot to tell that Naraismha is Avtar of God Vishnu.
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girlwithatwirl Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
this is pretty amazing - you really should do more goddesses - i think the visceral nature of your work could really come through regarding the multifaceted quality of indian goddesses - for example i think you could do something amazing with Saraswati's intellectual prowess. you really focus of making them all rounded as opposed to simply being wives, mothers or warriors.
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NonieR Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
A great pic and a great legend!

And I love the way a lot of religions and folktales use these "neither A nor B" puzzles; they seem to be a universal human trait. In the Welsh Mabinogi, for example, Llew's birth was such a shame to his unmarried mother that she cursed him to have no wife of any race known on earth, so her brother Gwyddion makes a wife for him from flowers.

Later, when the flower-wife betrays her husband (or, to a modern eye, avenges her kidnapping and rape) but knows that he "cannot be killed during the day or night, nor indoors or outdoors, neither riding nor walking, not clothed and not naked, nor by any weapon lawfully made," she tells her new lover that he must kill her husband "at dusk, wrapped in a net with one foot on a cauldron and one on a goat and with a spear forged for a year during the hours when everyone is" (because this pagan tale was written down by Christian monks) "at mass."
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scorpder Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Nice art.... Are you going to draw the killing scene ?
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KrishnanduKurosaki Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Artist
Amazing (y)
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rajasegar Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations in hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/05/d…
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Bhurloka12 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I've never really found a good description of the story of Narasimha despite the descriptions from Coleman and some mythical beast guides I tend not to trust. Though I'm impressed at this.

Strange, I usually picture Narasimha wielding a sword. Maybe too much gaming then...
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thedemonknight Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Magnificent to say in the least. :clap:

But its too small man. Its hardly satisfying !!
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molee Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! :aww:
If I have to make it larger I'll need to add a water mark making the picture look very ugly.
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thedemonknight Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I know its asking a lot but could you send me a pic a bit bigger than this. I want to fully enjoy this one mate. Its just really brilliant !!
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krumtym Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You sir are magnificent. Marvelous work and this was a pretty epic scene.
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molee Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!! :aww:
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wolblupi008 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist
as always awesome
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molee Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man! :D
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avengerteja Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
nice work anirudh :)
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molee Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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KPEKEP Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
nice
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molee Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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sanjay14 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
awesome
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molee Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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Dipanjan1993 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
awsome work
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molee Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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rohanrpednekar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist
superb work Clap Clap 
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molee Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man! :aww:
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tejas8055 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Awesome. Can you draw Sharabheshwara also?
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molee Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
will do! and thanks! :D
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