The awe-inspiring brass figure of Narasimha, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is minutely treated with some dazzling carvings on it. In Narasimha Avatar, Lord Vishnu appears as a semi-man, semi-lion in this world. The demon king Hiranyakasyapa, wanted to become immortal and wanted to remain young forever. He meditated for Lord Brahma and because of his severe penance the gods were frightened and asked Brahma to pacify the king. Lord Brahma, on the other hand, was impressed by his austerity and granted him a boon. The boon was that HiranyaKasyapa would neither killed by a man or beast, nor in daylight or at night and neither inside or outside a building. Having obtained the wish he considered himself the supreme God and prohibited all types of worship of gods. But his son Prahlada was a great devotee of Vishnu. This enraged Hiranyakasyapa very much. He tried numerous ways to kill Prahlada including asking his sister Holika to sit with Prahlada in the fire. But the great devotee of Vishnu escaped unhurt. Enraged, frustrated once he asked Prahlad to show him where Lord Vishnu resides. Prahlad said, "He is everywhere". Further enraged, Hiranyakasyapa knocked down a pillar, and asked if Lord was present there. Lord Vishnu then emerged as a half lion, half man from the pillar, which was neither inside the house nor outside, and the time was evening, neither night nor day. He then killed Hiranyakasyapa thus saving the life of his devotee Prahlada.
The anecdote of Prahlad is revered in great reverence by the Hindus and has been inspiring them a lot.