Nepal: Kathmandu Valley - paulsmit
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'Varaha the Boar at Changu Narayan.'

	The roof struts of the Changu Narayan Temple show several incarnations in which Vishnu (also called Narayan) destroyed evildoers. Here we see Varaha the Boar (Vishnu's third incarnation) who dived into the ocean to rescue the earth and who battled with the demon Hiranyaksha while he was lifting the earth from the waters. Photo Paul Smit.