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".