Definitions

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  • proper n. An avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu literally means man-lion.
  • proper n. A male given name

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit नरसिंह

Examples

  • Boney Kapoor suggested that there is this new girl called Urmila who has done a film called "Narasimha".

    NAACHGAANA

  • But G.V.L. Narasimha Rao, who studies elections and wrote the book "Democracy at Risk," said India's machines "are not transparent, verifiable and auditable."

    Security of India's electronic voting questioned

  • Paintings and sculptures of the avatar Narasimha might look fantastical to many Western eyes, with his multiple arms and head of a lion, but two of the works show him engaged in an increasingly familiar activity: practicing yoga.

    Vishnu exhibit brings Hindu holy art to US audiences

  • "Institutions like the Comptroller and Auditor General are statutory bodies and when they come up with any report it carries a lot of conviction," said G.V.L. Narasimha Rao , head of think tank Development & Research Services.

    India Oil Ministry Seeks Time to Respond to Auditor

  • Basically, Vishnu descends from the heavens in a particular form for a particular task: Varaha rescues the earth goddess, Narasimha delivers humans and gods from a demon's rule, and the child Krishna comes to kill his evil uncle.

    From Stillness, Cosmic Action

  • It is an explosion of stories told through painting, stone, bronze, terra cotta, textiles and even an 18th-century enamel pendant chockablock with Vishnu avatars, including the human-boar Varaha, the lion-headed Narasimha and the fish-bodied Matsya.

    From Stillness, Cosmic Action

  • But he did so in the face of a severe foreign-exchange crisis and under a prime minister, P. V. Narasimha Rao, who saw how the socialist pieties of his Congress Party had kept India poor.

    The Reformer Who Never Was

  • Narasimha Rao was seventy years of age, quiet and uncharismatic.

    Zero-Sum Future

  • Pamulaparthi Venkata Narasimha Rao, who was commonly known as P.

    Global Voices in English » Indian Elections ‘09: Where The Shoe Pinches

  • According to BJP's own survey, conducted by G V L Narasimha Rao, the BJP will win 160 seats (217 with NDA allies) compared to 135 seats for the Congress (180 with UPA allies) (via TOI).

    Global Voices in English » Predictions and Polls for the 2009 Lok Sabha Elections in India

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