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 religious and social circuit of Hindusim.
On all the auspicious days and those days related to this particular Lord, the devotees and pilgrims of Maharashtra and Goa in large number visit those shrines that are dedicated to different form of Lord Narasimha.
In Maharashtra, in the district of Sangali is located Sri Jwala Narasimha Temple in Kole and Narasimhapur, Walva, in the district of Nanded is Shri Ugra Narasimha Temple at Holi, in the district of Pune is Laxmi Narasimha Temple at 1420 Sadashiv Peth, Shri Laxmi Narsimha Temple in Ranjani, Tal Ambegaon, near Manchar, Tathavade, Near Chinchwad, Nira Narsingpur at Indapur taluq.
In the district of Parbhani is the sacred village known as Pokharni related to this Lord. In the district of Kolhapur is the Sangawade at Taluka Karveer. In the district of Satara is Shree Lakshmi Narsimha Temple at Dhom, Tal. Wai.
In the state of Goa, in Veling (Mhardol), Tal Ponda is located the Shri Laxmi Narsimha Temple. It is quite interesting to note that there is a shrine that was built by Pandvas at Post – Nittur, Taluka – Chandgad, Dist- Kolhapur that is nearly 40 km inside maharashtra from Belgaum.