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The reason that Vishnu went through all that rigmarole is described in the Srimad Bhagavatam. To avenge the death of his brother Hiranyaksha at the hands of Vishnu in his Varaha (boar) incarnation, Hiranyakshupu undertook long and arduous Tapasya (deep meditation), until Brahma appeared before him. He asked Brahma for the following boon: O my lord, O ...


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If you want to learn about the incarnations of Shiva, you can read the Shatarudra Samhita of the Shiva Purana, which mentions numerous incarnations including the following: Vrishabha the bull, whom I discuss in this answer; Virabhadra, the demon created by Shiva to kill Daksha after the death of Shiva's first wife Shakti; Kalabhairava, the demon created by ...


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Here is a verse from the Shiva Gita (Padma Purana) where different mantras are chanted in praise of Lord Shiva/Rudra and the Trayambakam mantra is mentioned: सौन्दर्यसारसंदोहां ददर्श रघुनन्दनः। स्वस्ववाहनसंयुक्तान्नानायुधलसत्करान ।। बृहद्रथन्तरादीनि सामानि परिगायतः। स्वस्वकान्तासमायुक्तान्दिक्पालान्परितः स्थितान।। अग्रगं गरुडारूढं शंखचक्रगदाधरम। ...


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Linga Purana, Vol 2, Chapter 54 is completely dedicated to Tryambaka mantra alone. It describes the procedure of worshipping Shivalinga with Tryambaka mantra. त्रियंबकेण मंत्रेण देवदेवं त्रियंबकम्। पूजयेद्वाणलिङ्ग वा स्वयंभूतेऽपि वा पुनः॥१॥ Uttering the Tryambaka mantra, a devotee should worship Tryambaka in Bāņa-linga and Svayambhu-linga.


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Yes, There are references from Agamas that Lord Narasimha is three eyed. Many of them are not available for us online and the exact source is not known but excerpts or dhyana shlokas of Lord Narasimha are available in hard copies and are only available and given through disciplic succession. Some forms of Narasimha (like Yogananda Narasimha) are not very ...


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Narasimha Avatara is mentioned in Vishnu Purana but it is not described in detail. You can see index of Vishnu Purana here. Sage Parashara said Lord Vishnu would appear as Narasimha and would kill Prahlada's father. Lord Vishnu manifested before Prahlada and granted him that he would get Moksha. Thereafter Parashara said Lord Vishnu killed Hiranyakashipu. ...


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From the Viniyogah of the Mahamrityunjaya Stotra which is found in the Rudra Yamala Tantra: 4.Om Asya Sri Maha Mrithyunjaya Kavachasya , Sri Bhairava Rishi, Gayathri Chanda, Sri Mrityunjaya rudro devathaa , Om bheejam, Jram Shakthi , Sa keelakam Houm ithi thathwam, Chaturvarga phala sadhane pate viniyoga. Om, for the armour of the great ...


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This sloka clearly mentions the destruction of both lord gandaberunda and lord narashimha by God Sharabha: "Ganda Berunda Garva Banga Sharabha; Veera Narashimha Tharpa Vinasaga Sharabha!"


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There is no description of Ghandaberunda in any authentic Purana or Agama Vedic texts, but Sharabheshwara is found in plethora of scriptures including Skanda Purana, Bramahanda Purana, Shiva Purana, Linga Purana etc. See Sharaba Upanishad in Gyana Khanda of Atharva Veda, which declares Him as Vedic God and most fierce incarnation of Veerbhadra. Tantra and ...


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Not many scriptures describe this particular form of Lord Nrsimha actually. This form of Narasimha is worshipped mainly via the Tantric path. There are multiple sub-forms of Sri Gandabherunda but are revelead only by an adept Guru to the disciple. They are Ashtamukha Gandabherunda Nrsimha (Eight faced), Dwaadasha Mukha Gandabherunda Nrsimha (12 faced), ...


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It means "beloved of Lakshmi" as described in the official website of Ahobilam Matam: Nearly two kilometres from the main temple of Upper Ahobilam, is the famous shrine of Malola Narasimha Swamy. The deity here appears in 'soumya' (graceful) form. As Lord Narasimha is seen with his consort, Lakshmi, He is known as Malola Narasimha Swamy. The word 'Malola' ...


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Yes. Both are same. Appa means "father" in telugu. Word "Appa" is added as Narasimha Swamy is father to all. So, He is also called as "Appanna" . Chaganti Koteswara Rao, well known scholar in Telugu states, explains the meaning of word Appa and reason for adding it in this video (in telugu).


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Therianthropes are mythical beings that are half human half animal so in that sense you can say that Narasimha belongs to the category but strictly speaking he is an avatar not a human being. There are however many other mythical tribes that can be considered a part of this category: The SECTION LXVI of Sambhava Parva of Mahabharat tells about the progeny ...


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This place is Simhachalam. Simhachalam is suburb of Vizag city which is located on banks of Bay of Bengal. Sthala Purana of Simhachalam temple says Sriman Narayana saved Prahlada when Hiranyakasipu was about to place mountain on Prahlada after throwing him into sea. This is what Sthala Purana says: Son of Hiranyakasipu, named Prahalada became a devotee ...


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This is written in Srimad Bhagwatam 7.8. Prahlada was challenged by his father in the following sentence: "O most unfortunate Prahlada, you have always described a supreme being other than me, a supreme being who is above everything, who is the controller of everyone, and who is all-pervading. But where is He? If He is everywhere, then why is He not ...


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Because King Hiranyakashyipu, who was father of little Prahlad, a great devotee of Lord Vishnu, was granted a boon from Brahma that "No human, No animal, No one in the skies, No one on the land" will be able to kill him. Hiranyakashyipu's sins were increased to great extent that even Deva's were getting scared of him and couldn't stop him, so Lord Vishnu ...


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Sri Mantra Raja Pada Stotra is from Ahirbudhyna Samhita, a Pancharatra text. It was told by Lord Shiva himself. The stotra with the meaning goes as: पाञ्चरात्र आगमीय अहिर्बुध्न्य संहितात् श्री मन्त्र राज पद स्तोत्रम् PanchaRatra Agama associated Ahirbudhyna Samhita, Sri Mantra Raja Pada Stotram. श्री ईश्वर उवाच - Sri Ishwara Said: ...


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Shodasha baahu Nrusimha stotram is available on Sanskrit Documents Website. Link : Shri ShoDashabAhunRisiMhAShTakam . We can read this in different languages and transliteration scripts on the website.


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I am writing this brief answer based on Pancaratra tradition of Vaishnavism. This wisdom Library page is indicating that the consort of Narasimha Avatara of Lord vishnu is an aspect of goddess Laxami called as Vidyuta. Nṛsiṃha (नृसिंह, “Man-lion form”):—One of the twenty-four forms of Viṣṇu through which Nārāyaṇa manifests himself. The meaning of this ...


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Significance of Pancha Mukha Anjaneya is described in official website of Sri Panchamukhi Anjaneya Kshetram which is located in Karnataka. The origin of Sri Panchamukhs Hanuman can be traced to a story in Ramayana. During the war between Lord Rama and Ravana. Ravana took help of Mahiravanka who is the king of Pathala. Lord Hanuman in order to ...


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The Narashima was half man and half lion incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Narashima tore apart Hiranyakashipu’s belly with sharp nails. The claw is a part of the body that is both living and dead. From The story of sharabha: After he killed Hiranyakashipu, Narashima was still enraged! Brahma sent Prahalada to pray to Vishnu in hope that it would calm him ...


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Lord Narasimhas nails an incarnation of Sudarsana Chakra Lord Nrsimha is so exalted that even His nails are glorified by the Vaishnava acharyas! In the Sudarsana-sata-nama stotra of the Sri Vaishnava sampradaya, it is said that Lord Narayana's Sudarshana Chakra descended as the tusk of Varaha, the axe of Parasurama, and the nails of Nrsimha. In this way, the ...


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Correct version of sharabh story is found in padma purAna, uttar khanD chapter 18: Then the demon (jalandhar) was struck on his chest with a spear by shiv. From his mouth fearful and yawning jvar emerged. He having the face of a lion and a human figure was (called) vIrjvar. Seeing jvar having a lion’s face, moving out of the demon’s body, (shiv) made a ‘hum’...


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Sir your assumption may be right since many sites like this one (Namaste.in) mention Narasimha Dwadashi also known as Govinda Dwadashi to be elebrated on twelfth day of the Shuklapaksha of Phalguna (February – March). Narasimha Dwadashi is the day when Lord Narasimha incarnated. Narasimha Dwadasi is observed on Falguna Shukla Dwadasi, the twelfth day in ...


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Saying which is the first reference is difficult unless some deity is mentioned in the Vedas themselves. In that case, the Vedas will be the first reference. Anyways, there is a minor Upanishad (linked with the Atharva Veda) called Nrisimha Tapaniya. This might be taken as the first mention of the deity if this text can be proved as earlier to the Puranas. ...


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Okay I found a verse from the Shiva Purana where Shukracharya mentions it to Dadichi and says that the "three-eyed Lord" is Lord Shiva Himself: In my opinion, this Mrityunjaya mantra is the excellent of all. Repeat the mantra regularly with your mind devoted to Shiva. (Shiva Purana, Rudra Samhita, Chapter 38)


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I am writing the answer as i have promised to do so to you in the chat room. But i think you'll be disappointed overall. My answer is based on the Tantrasara. I have the 7th edition of the book. [ If you want to know about the book or it's author Sri Krishnanada Agamvagis, then see this page. The author was an adept in Vedas and Tantras and he lived about ...


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We can get an astrological connection from the Brihat ParAshara Hora ShAstra, which is one of the most authoritative Jyotisha texts. This text links each of the Navagrahas with an incarnation of Lord Vishnu as follows: 3-4. The unborn Lord has many incarnations. He has incarnated, as the 9 (Nava) Planets to bestow on the living beings the results due ...


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