Lord Nrsingha or Narasimha Dev is one of the many
form of Lord Vishnu, appearing in a half man-half lion form to protect His
devotees from all kinds of harm.
Lakshmi Narasimha is worshiped at home and business for peace, protection and prosperity
Nrsinga is the Lord in His fierce form, ready to kill the demon
Hiranyakasipu, who was harrassing his own son, Sri Prahlad.
Lord Nrisnga appeared from a pillar in the palace and killed Hiranyakasipu with
His nails by taking him on his lap and thereby defeating the boon Hiranyakasipu
had received from Lord Bhahma not to be killed by any weapon, not inside or
outside, no human or animal, etc. In other words, he thought he was eternal.
However, Lord Nrsingha appeared from a pillar, and killed him at the treshold
of the door by using His nails as a weapon.
Mantra for Ugra Nrsingha:
Sri Nrisimha Maha-mantra
ugram viram maha-vishnum
jvalantam sarvato mukham
nrisimham bhishanam bhadram
mrityur mrityum namamy aham
"I bow down to Lord
Narasimha who is ferocious and heroic like Lord Vishnu.
He is burning from every side. He is terrific, auspicious and
the death of death personified."
Height: 13.0 inches
Width: 6.5 inches