Sunday, January 21, 2018


Lohitang knew a secret of Lord Vishnu. The secret was,when Lord Narasimha killed Hiranyakashyap,he was so angry and trying to destroy the Earth. Lord Shiva stopped him to do that. Rishi Kashyap was very angry on Vishnu and gave a curse to him that one day anyone will swallow Lord Vishnu. When Lohitang heard the secret of Vishnu,after some days Lohitang had sent a demon whose name was Nigas. Nigas had a swallow power with him that Lord Brahma gave him. Nigas loved Shiva and worshipped him everyday. One day he swallowed Lord Vishnu with his powers. Lord Shiva went under the world and Lord Dattatreya rescued him and after some days Shiva killed Nigas and rescued Lord Vishnu.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Nrusimhanath - head of cat and body of lion / Link

Vidala Nrusimhanath Temple is a beautiful Vaishnava shrine situated at Nrusimhanath, in Baragarh District of Orissa. The temple stands majestically at the foot of the picturesque Gandhamardan Hills. The presiding deity here is Lord Nrusimhanath in his feline incarnation (Marjara Keshari). It is the only temple in the country which enshrines a stone idol of the deity with the head of a cat and the body of a lion.According to Oriya and Devnagari inscriptions, the temple was built by Baijal Dev in early 15th century AD. The temple is constructed in Chalukyan style of architecture.An annual big fair held on Nrushimha-chatrurdasi day (in May) attracts thousands of pilgrims from far and near.Nrusimhanath Temple is about 110 km west of Baragarh and 64 km from Sambalpur. Khariar Road Railway Station is the nearest railhead.


Mangalairi means “Auspicious Hill”. Mangalagiri is a town in Guntur District. The Old  name of Mangalagiri is “Tothadri. The Goddess  Lakshmi devi  has done tapas on this hill. There are 3 Narasimha swamy temples in Mangalagiri.

  1. One is the Panakala Narasimha Swamy temple on the hill. 
  2. Another one is Panakala Narasimha Swamy on the foot of the temple. 
  3. Third one is Gandala Narasimha Swamy temple  at the top of the hill.

The shape of the hill looks like an elephant from all the directions. The Lord that has established himself on the hill is in the form of Narasimha (Main-God).

According to the Legends, Namuchi a Rakshasa after great penance obtained a boon from Brahma. That he would be killed by anything that is either wet or dry.  He began to harass Indra and Devatas. Then devathas were requested to lord Vishnu to protect from the demon. Lord Vishnu killed the demon in the form of Lakshmi Narasimha. The devathas themselves were unable to withstand the fire of anger of the lord. The Lord took Amrutham and cooled down. Present the devotees were offering of Panakam (Jaggery water) to the Lord. So the god called as panakala Narasimha Swamy.

At the foot of the hill there is another temple whose origin is traced to the time of Yudhistira the eldest of Pandavas. The shrine called as panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy kshetram.