Lord Narasimha / Narasimham

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".

Narasimha Temples in Kerala

  1. Anara Narasimham
  2. Anayadi Pazhayidam Narasimham, Pathanamthitta
  3. Anentheswara Narasimham
  4. Aymanam Narasimham, Kottayam
  5. Chathankulangara Narasimham
  6. Chelakkara Narasimham
  7. Cheriyathu Narasimham
  8. Chitenkkara Narasimham
  9. Edayoor Narasimham
  10. Eroor Narasimham
  11. Jayanthrakrikovu Narasimham
  12. Kadamuri Narasimham
  13. Kadungoor Narasimham
  14. Kalamkangathoor Narasimham
  15. Karukaputhur Narasimham
  16. Kodakkattu Narasimha Moorthy, Malappuram
  17. Kolathur Appan Narasimham
  18. Kunjallur Sree Narasimhaswamy, Calicut
  19. Manakkadu Narasimham
  20. Manganam Narasimham
  21. Mannathu Narasimham
  22. Marathrikka Narasimham
  23. Mattam Narasimham
  24. Mulanthuruthy Poothrikovil Maha Vishnu
  25. Muriyamangalam Narasimham, Ernakulam
  26. Naduvannoor Narasimham
  27. Peruva Narasimham
  28. Poovathikkal Lakshmi Narasimha Moorthy, Malappuram
  29. Puthumanassery Sree Narasimham, Thrissur
  30. Ramamangalam Perumthrikkovil
  31. Rishinaradamangalam Narasimham
  32. Salagramam Narasimham
  33. Sree Lakshmi Narasimha Murthy, Palakkad
  34. Thiruvangoor Narasimham
  35. Thiruvazhiyodu Narasimham
  36. Thrikkayil Narasimham
  37. Thrikoyikkal Narasimham, Kollam
  38. Thuravoor Narasimham, Alappuzha
  39. Valiyakunnu Narasimham
  40. Varavattur Narasimham
  41. Vazhenkkada Narasimham
  42. Vellikulangara Narasimham