The Avatar concept is a corner stone in Hindu philosophy. Avatar is a descent or a direct incarnation of God to ascent the mankind. Periodically the Supreme Lord Vishnu descents upon the earth, in animal or human forms and the mission is to preserve the world from the increasing evil. There are 10 avatars of Vishnu. This is narasimha avatar of Lord Vishnu. Narasimha (the man-lion): Man-lion who defies classification and overpowers mortals who seek to outwit death. One of the ten avatars of Vishnu that appeared in the Satya Yuga.