References of Lord Narasimha in Puranas, Vedas

Narasimha Swamy in Puranas, Vedas

Lord Narasimha is known popularly known as the ‘Great Protector’.  Narasimha is a significant avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. He is one of Hinduism’s most famous deities. He is been worshiped by Hindu devotees over a millennium throughout India and abroad. There is strong evidence for these in the temples that are largely dedicated […]

Story of Demon Namuchi & Mangalagiri Panakala Narasimha Swamy

Here is the story of demon Namuchi and Mangalagiri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. The Lord that has established himself on the hill is in the form of Narasimha (man-lion) which Lord Vishnu assumed to kill Hiranyakasipu, a rakshasa father of Prahlada, a great devotee. He is also called as Sudarsana Narasimhaswamy. The legend says that […]

Story of Narasimha Avatar – Why Lord Vishnu incarnated as Narasimha Swamy

Lord Narasimha Swamy killing Hiranyakashipu

Narasimha Avatara is the fourth Avatara of Lord Vishnu. The story of Narasimha Avatara is also mentioned in Padma Purana’s Uttara Khanda. Once, goddess Parvati expressed her desire to know about all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Continuing with the various incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Lord Mahadeva told Parvati — Sage Kashyapa had two mighty sons from Diti — […]

Lord Narasimha Swamy, Half-lion|Man incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Lord Narasimha Swamy is an important Avatar of Lord Vishnu. This particular avatar is generally placed at the 4th of the 10 primary avatars of Vishnu. The consorts are Lakshmi and Narasimhi. The weapon used by this Lord is Chakra and Mace. It is to be noted that Narasimha is addressed as Nrusimha. The name […]

Nrusimha Navaratri 2017

Nrusimha Navaratri is a nine-day festival celebrated in Vaishakh Month. In 2017, Nrusimha Navaratri begins on May 1 and ends on May 9 with Nrusimha Chaturdashi (Narasimha Jayanti). As the name suggests, it is dedicated to the Narasimha Swamy Avatara of Lord Vishnu. It is celebrated for nine days; begins on Vaishakha Shukla Panchami and ends […]

Limbadri Gutta Narasimha Swamy Temple, Bheemgal (Telangana)

Limbadri Gutta Temple

Limbadri Gutta Narasimha Swamy Temple, Bheemgal in Nizamabad district of Telangana is one of the popular Temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha Swamy. The Temple is located on a hill named ‘Nimbachalam’, which means a hill full of Neem trees. Brahmotsavams in Karthika Masam, Narasimha Jayanti Utsavams in Vaishakha Masam, Pushya Saptahotsavam in Pushya Masam and […]

Narasimha Jayanti Puja Muhurat 2017, Timings

Narasimha Jayanti Puja Muhurat 2017, Timings are given here. 9 May 2017 is Narasimha Jayanti. The general auspicious time for Narasimha Jayanti Puja is Abhijit Muhurat. On 9 May 2017, Abhijit Muhurat is between 11:57 and 12:49 in noon. As per the scriptures and Puranas, Narasimha Jayanti Puja timings for Sankalpam are – 10.47 AM to 1.20 PM. […]

How Lord Vishnu protected Prahlada from Hiranyakashipu

How Lord Vishnu protected Prahlada from Hiranyakashipu? Lord Vishnu countered all the 18 attempts Hiranyakashipu had made to kill Prahlada and protected him from his father. This story is mentioned in Vishnu Purana’s 13th chapter. Hearing the news of Kritya’s failure to kill Prahlada, killing of teachers and their subsequent revival as effected by Prahlada, […]

18 Attempts to kill Prahlada by his father Hiranyakashipu

18 Attempts to kill Prahlada by his father Hiranyakashipu… Hiranyakashipu had made 18 attempts to kill Prahlada, his own son. This story is mentioned in Vishnu Purana.. When the demons saw that their all efforts failed to faze Prahlada and that he was preaching the demon children they informed Hiranyakashipu about all these happenings. Hiranyakashipu […]