The Sharabha Narasimha saga seems to be sectarian escalation and counter-escalation - but
Whenever alleged material from canonical Sanskrit sources like Puranas are cited - they need to be verified.
The partisans from the Narasimha side can wax poetic about Gandabherunda, since that is not canonical scripture.
I am challenging all "citations" by user808 who isn't here anymore. If his citations are supported by somebody else - thats fine. Otherwise his post must be severely edited to only include verifiable material.
User Vivekananda Viveka writes
Yes. Lord Shiva can be annihilated . It may not sound nice to follower of lord Shiva
This is true - no less a scripture than Mahabharata says Narayanastra can kill Siva and Pashupathastra can kill Vishnu - but there are poetic exaggerations - why focus on these irrelevancies?
Unfortunately due to advent of shaivism lot of original scriptures were burnt by kings who ruled southern part of modern india
This is incendiary material and should be deleted outright.
Hiranykashyap and Sharaba can be seen on the lap of Lord Gandaberunda Narasimha.
This seems to be pure hate and has to be backed up with evidence.
our friend user808 says
"The purAnas state further that when Narasimha was appeased by PrahlAda, he resurrected Shiva back to life upon the prayers of pArvati."
User808 cites a lot of South Indian Vaishnavite lore - it is not important to me if those are verifiable.
But VishnuPurana hardly mentions Narasimha and EVERYTHING he cites about the sharabha-narasimha episode from other vaishnavite puranas seems suspect.
HSE is not a place to indulge in one's sectarian agenda using unverifiable material.