Lord Narasimha is fourth incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu. Narasimha is in the form
of Half Man and Half Lion, and is considered as the most ugra form of Vishnu's form.
This form is having a human-like torso and a lower body, but with a lion-like face
and claws with ugra form. He is believed as protector of devotees all the time.
Lord Narasimha took birth on earth to demolish Hiranyakashipu, the cruel asura who
was considered Lord Vishnu as his moral enemy. He was brother of Hiranyaksha, the
asura who was killed by Vishnu. Hiranyakashipu, thus challenging Vishnu and decided
to kill vishnu's followers. He was torturing all of devas and his own villagers
those are worshipping vishnu. He was forcing all of them to worship him, instead
of Vishnu. His son, Prahlada was one of the devotees of Vishnu. Hiranyakashipu started
challenging lord vishnu and threatening the world by his evil acts. Since he found
his son himself with Vishnu's side, he decided to kill his son. Whenever he tries
to kill his son, Lord vishnu was protecting him with his maya. Hiranyakashipu with
utter anger asked Prahlada to show his lord. He said, Lord vishnu is in every where,
even in the pillar right besides him. He thrashed the pillar into pieces and challenged
him. Lord Narasimha came out from the pillar and killed the asura demon.
Ugra Narasimha, Krodha Narasimha, Malola Narasimha, Jwala Narasimha, Varaha Narasimha, Bhargava Narasimha, Karanja Narasimha, Yoga Narasimha, Lakshmi Narasimha, Chhatravata Narasimha / Pavana Narasimha / Pamuleti Narasimha are the main narasimha deities, known as "Navanarasimha".