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, […]

Narasimha Jayanti Puja Muhurat 2022, Timings

Narasimha Jayanti Puja Muhurat 2022, Timings are given here. 14 May 2022 is Narasimha Jayanti. The general auspicious time for Narasimha Jayanti Puja is Abhijit Muhurat. On 14 May 2022, Abhijit Muhurat is between 11:40 and 12:33 in noon. Nrisimha Jayanti Sayampooja Timings, 14 May 2022 Pratah Kala Puja Timings – 4.40 AM to 5.40 AM […]

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 — […]

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 […]

Narasimha Jayanti – 14 May 2022 | Nrusimha Chaturdashi

Narasimha Swamy in Puranas, Vedas

14 May 2022 is Narasimha Jayanti, Narasimha Chaturdashi, the first appearance day of Lord Narasimha Swamy, the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Narsingha is the half-lion and half-man incarnation who appeared on the earth to annihilate Hiranyakashipu. Sri Vaishnava Narasimha Jayanti date is also 14 May 2022. Narasimha Jayanti or Chaturdashi falls on the […]

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 […]

Worship Prahlada to get grace of Narasimha Bhagvan

Narasimha Swamy in Puranas, Vedas

We must have to compulsorily worship Sri Bhakta Prahlada in order to get the grace of Bhagavan Narasimha, since the great Lord Vishnu took the Narasimha Avatar only for the purpose of safeguarding his devotee Prahlada from the clutches of his father Hiranyakasipu. Getting the grace of the god is very difficult, and it could […]

Miracle of Lord Narasimha | Story of Kumudha, Iyengar girl from Tamil Nadu

Kumudha (18th century) was a noble girl and she was born in an Iyengar family at Arakonam, Tamil Nadu. She and her family were ardent devotees of Lord Narasimha. She used to visit the Narasimha Temple at Sholingur during Saturdays along with her family, and occasionally she alone would visit the temple. Kumudha had finished […]

Narasingarajar

Narasimha Swamy in Puranas, Vedas

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, […]

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 […]

Nrusimha Navaratri 2018

Nrusimha Navaratri is a nine-day festival celebrated in Vaishakh Month. In 2018, Nrusimha Navaratri begins on April 20 and ends on April 28 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 […]

Panakala Narasimha Swamy, God who is offered Panakam as Naivedyam

It is said that at Mangalagiri Temple, god is self-existent. In the temple, there will be no statue of the god, but there is only mouth, widely opened to 15 cms. The mouth is covered by metal face of the god. The temple will be opened till afternoon only, with the belief that devatas will […]

Aspects|Forms of Lord Narasimha

There are many ferocious forms and aspects of Lord Narashima. In the several forms, the most significant three forms are Ghora-narasimha, Ugra-narasimha and Chanda-narasimha. The other important ferocious forms and aspects of Lord Narashima are as follows. Panchamukha-Hanuman-narasimha is the one who largely appears as one of Sri Hanuman’s five faces. The Lord representing the […]

Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Narasimhakonda in Nellore

Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy devastanam came into being nearly 500 years ago, on the summit of Narasimhakonda. According to the rock inscriptions, this temple was built by the Pallava king Narsimha Varma in the ninth century. Legend goes that the sage Kasyapa established the temple on the bank of Pinakini. And the vedic scripture “Brahmapurana” […]

Significance of Lord Narasimha

In popularity, next only to Ram and Krishna is Lord Narasimha who is one of the Vishnu’s incarnation. The Lord is one of the most chosen devotional themes and amongst Avatars. There are strong evidence related to this Lord in the South Indian art – paintings, sculptures and bronzes. It is to be noted that […]

Worship of Lord Narasimha in Maharashtra, Goa

The Hindus of Maharastra and Goa has a tradition of worshipping Lord Narasimha in different form. This is evident from the ancient and medieval shrines that are largely dedicated to this particular lord. It is to be noted that Lord Narasimha is an avatar of Lord Vishnu. This Lord has a significant role in the […]

Narasimha Jayanti: 23 May 2013 (Today), Narasimha Chaturdashi

Narasimha Swamy in Puranas, Vedas

Today, 23 May 2013 is Narasimha Jayanti, Narasimha Chaturdashi, the first appearance day of Lord Narasimha Swamy, the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Narsingha is the half-lion and half-man incarnation who appeared on the earth to annihilate Hiranyakashipu. Sri Vaishnava Narasimha Jayanti date is May 24. Narasimha Jayanti or Chaturdashi falls on the Chaturdashi […]