the left of Narasimha image is a monolithic Shivalinga called Badavi Linga. This
Shivalinga is fully intact and measures about 3 meters in height. The base of
the Shivalinga is always under water.
These two images of Narasimha and Badavi Linga are a good example of the skills
of the Vijayanagara artisans. The shortcoming of the granite rock, which is hard
and brittle and which is not suitable for delicate carvings, is overcome by the
massiveness of the idols. What was lost in delicacy was achieved through sheer
size and vibrancy of the Idols.