Lord Narsimha

Narsingh, Narasingh, and Narasingha and Narasimhar in derivative languages is an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu and one of Hinduism`s most popular deities, as evidenced in early epics, iconography, and temple and festival worship for over a millennium.

Narasiṁha is often visualised as having a human torso and lower body, with a lion face and claws.This image is widely worshipped in deity form by a significant number of Vaiṣṇava groups. Vishnu assumed this form on top of Himvat mountain(Harivamsa). He is known primarily as the `Great Protector` who specifically defends and protects his devotees in times of need.Vishnu is believed to have taken the avatar to destroy the demon king Hiranyakashipu.

Due to the nature of Narasiṁha`s form (divine anger), it is essential that worship be given with a very high level of attention compared to other deities. In many temples only lifelong celibates (Brahmācārya) will be able to have the chance to serve as priests to perform the daily puja. Forms where Narasiṁha appears sitting in a yogic posture or with the goddess Lakṣmi are the exception to this rule, as Narasiṁha is taken as being more relaxed in both of these instances compared to his form when first emerging from the pillar to protect Prahlada.