Narasimha Avatar of Lord Vishnu

Narasimha avatar of Lord Vishnu is the 4th incarnation among the 10 Dashavatars. Narasimha is also spelt as Nrusimha, Narasingh and Narasingha. 

Narasimha Avatar of Lord Vishnu

In Narasimha avatar, Lord Vishnu is portrayed as a half-man half-lion, with a human-like torso and lower body, and a lion-like face and claws. One of the most popular deities of Hindus, Lord Narasimha is depicted in early epics, Puranas, Upanishads and other ancient religious texts of Hinduism. The story of Narasimha Avatar is related to Lord Vishnu’s incarnation as the boar or Varaha. This image of Lord Vishnu is worshiped in deity form by various number of Vaishnava groups, all over India.

Picture of Narasimha Avatar of Lord Vishnu

Famous Narasimha Avatar Temples of Lord Vishnu

There are numerous Narasimha Avatar Temples across the world. Popular among them include

1) Ahobhilam of Ahobalam Temple in Andhra Pradesh
2) Simhachalam Temple in Visakhapatnam
3) Sree Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram
4) Sree Yoga Narasimha Temple in Mysore
5) Sri Laxmi Narasimha Temple in Pune
6) Narsinghji Ka Mandir in Ajmer
7) Sree Edappurathu Lakshmi Narasimha Moorthi Temple in Thrissur
8) Shri Marjaara Nrusimha Temple in Baragarh district of Orissa
9) Maha Jwala Narasmiha Temple South Africa


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  2. There is one Sri Guru Narasimha Temple in Saligrama,Udupi Taluk-District,Karnataka State. Kootastha Brahmins belonging to 14 villages around Saligrama worship him as "GURU" since they do not have any Gurus as human being. M.S.Hebbar

  3. There is a famous temple of Narasimha swamy at Gorur, Hassan district besides hemavathi river. It is also famous for Gorur Dam.

  4. There is a famous Sree Narasimha Swamy Temple at Palakkattumala, in Kottayam District, in Kerala. The Idol at this temple assumes "Santhaswaroopa", after killing Hiranyakashipu. The temple is situated at a beautiful place, surrounded with greeneries.

  5. i want to know on which day lord vishnu took narasimha avatar?

  6. There is one more yoga narasimha temple in Sholingur in Tamil nadu, vellur districe and near Tiruttani...

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