Narasiṃha, the Supreme Deity of Andhra Pradesh: Tradition and Innovation in Hinduism—An Examination of the Temple Myths, Folk Stories, and Popular Culture

@article{Vemsani2009NarasihaTS,
  title={Narasiṃha, the Supreme Deity of Andhra Pradesh: Tradition and Innovation in Hinduism—An Examination of the Temple Myths, Folk Stories, and Popular Culture},
  author={Lavanya Vemsani},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Religion},
  year={2009},
  volume={24},
  pages={35 - 52}
}
  • Lavanya Vemsani
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary Religion
Narasiṃha is the most popular Vaiṣṇava deity of Andhra Pradesh, with numerous temples found across Andhra Pradesh. Narasiṃha is the only theriomorphic deity to achieve this status, most commonly ascribed to anthropomorphic deities, such as Krishna (Gujarat), Rāma (North India), Murugan (Tamilnadu), and Kāli (Bengal). In order to understand the overall image of Narasiṃha and his rise to supreme status in Andhra Pradesh, I will examine the sthalapurāṇas and folk traditions of Narasiṃha and… 
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