Lakshmi Narasimha

god_ofGod of Time Goddess of Prosperity
affiliationSri Vaishnavism
festivalsNarasimha Jayanti

Lakshmi Narasimha (लक्ष्मीनरसिंह) is an iconographical depiction of Narasimha, the fourth avatar of Vishnu, with his consort Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity. It is one of the five iconographical forms of Narasimha, among Jvala Narasimha, Gandaberunda Narasimha, Ugra Narasimha, and Yoga Narasimha.


In an alternate iteration of the legend of Narasimha, after he slays Hiranyakashipu, his fury is still unabated. The deity is enraged that his virtuous devotee, Prahlada, is traumatised by the violent deeds of his own father. Despite the fact that the devas) sing his praises and extol his glories, he remains unpacified. The devas proceed to pray to Lakshmi, who appears before her consort. She soothes Narasimha, assuring him that both his devotee and the world had been saved. Hearing his wife’s words, the deity is pacified, and his appearance also becomes more benign. As a result, Lakshmi Narasimha is venerated as a representation of gentleness and peace.


Narasimha is depicted with his consort Lakshmi, seated on his lap. In contrast to his ugra (terrible) aspect, where his face is contorted and enraged, he appears to be serene in this form. He often carries his aspects of the Sudarshana Chakra and Panchajanya, and his murti is decorated with ornaments and garlands.


!Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, Dharmapuri Telangana - 06|||Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Dharmapuri In the Thiruppavai, the mythical motif of the lion is invoked in the representation of Lakshmi Narasimha. The deity is regarded to be magnanimous, the greatest of all beings (Purushottama), and his heart is symbolised by his consort, Lakshmi.


  • Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Antarvedi
  • Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Dharmapuri
  • Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Yadadri
  • Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Mangalagiri
  • Lakshminarasimha temple, Javagal
  • Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Bhadravati
  • Lakshminarasimha temple, Haranhalli
  • Lakshminarasimha temple, Vignasante
  • Lakshmi Narasimhar temple, Narasinghapuram
  • Lakshminarasimha temple, Nuggehalli

See also

  • Lakshmi Narayana
  • Vaikuntha Kamalaja
  • Radha Krishna