mimamsamanasya samutthito 'grato
nrisimha-rupas tad alam bhayanakam
divi-sprishat kayam adirgha-pivara-
candamshu-gauraish churitam tanuruhair
vishvag bhujanika-shatam nakhayudham
Hiranyakashipu studied the form of the Lord, trying to decide who the
form of Nrisimhadeva standing before him was. The Lord's form was extremely fearsome because
of His angry eyes, which resembled molten gold; His shining mane, which expanded the dimensions
of His fearful face; His deadly teethl and His razor-sharp tongue, which moved about
like a duelling sword. His ears were erect and motionless, and His nostrils and gaping mouth
appeared like caves of a mountain. His jaws parted fearfully, and His entire body touched
the sky. His neck was very short and thick, His chest broad, His waist thin, and the hairs
on His body as white as the rays of the moon. His arms, which resembled
flanks of soldiers, spread in all directions as He killed the demons, rogues and atheists
with His conchshell, disc, club, lotus and other natural weapons.
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