When Lord Vishnu had incarnated as the holy Narasimha avatar, after killing demon Hiranyakasipu, he sat for some time on his throne also known as Simhasanam in Tamil, and relaxed. Since Lord Narasimha sat on the throne, henceforth the throne was popularly known as Simhasanam, and Lord Narasimha was also known as Sri Narasingarajar. Likewise, the great Vyasaraya, Guru of Sri Krishnadevaraya and also an incarnation of Bhakta Prahalda, also sat on the throne of Krishnadevaraya for a full day, in order to remove the Kuhapeeta Dosha of Sri Krishnadevaraya, and due to that, the worshipful Madhwa Guru Vyasaraya, was henceforth came to be known as Sri Vyasaraja.
Among all the avatars of Lord Vishnu, Sri Narasimha Avatar is considered to be a full-fledged avatar, since the Lord has incarnated from the pillar. Lord Narasimha after sitting in the throne for a while, affectionately hugged his staunch devotee Prahalada, kissed him, and also made him to get seated in the throne, and also made him as the king for that kingdom.
Since Prahalada had become a king, he was called as Prahaladaraja. The great Prahalada has now taken the avatar of Guru Raghavendra, and he has been occupied the place of Utsava Moorthy in all the Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutts, and in those Mutts, he has been called as Sri Prahalada Rayar.
Ancient kings used to add the title, Raja along with their name, as an act of expressing their superior powers. But nowadays, some parents would fondly name their children as Raja, whereas they might be paupers. But however, name plays a vital role in deciding the future of a person, since a good name always sounds strong. Some people would be having their name as “VAIDHYANATHAN” or as “AROKYASAMY”, but, they might be having poor health.
Lord Narasimha is worshipped mainly for getting good health, wealth and for attaining all kinds of prosperity in our lives. It is a must for us to always worship the great Prahalada also along with Sri Narasimharajar, since both the Bhakta and the Bhagavan are considered as one and the same.
“OM SRI PRAHALADANARASIMHARAJA NAMAHA”