Tanjore Painting of Lord Narasimha Lakshmi Is a Hindu Deity Known as the Man-Lion and Is an Avatar of Vishnu, Lord Vishnu Transforms Into Narasimha in Order to Destroy Evil and Religious Persecution. In Hindu Mythology, the Demon, Hiranyakashipiu, Was Angry That Vishnu (In His Incarnation as Varaaha) Had Overthrown His Twin Brother; So, He Persecuted Devotees of Vishnu. When Hiranyakashipiu Challenged His Own Son, Prahlada Who Worshiped Vishnu Narasimha Burst Out of a Pillar and Killed the Demon.