Brass Narasimha Idol:
Made up with pure brass from the house of Swayambhu.
Significance Of Narasimha:-
Bhagavata Purana gives a graphic account of the legend associated with Narasimha. Hiranyakashipu was a mighty Asura (demon). He developed a strong hostility towards Lord Vishnu, who had killed his brother earlier and put an end to his cruelties. Hiranyakashipu did intense penance towards lord Brahma and obtained many exceptional boons from him, as per which he cannot be killed – by the Devas (celestial beings), the Asuras, the humans or the animals; by any weapon; either during the day or in the night; either on the ground or in space; and either inside any structure or outside. Armed with this seemingly invincible armor of near immortality, Hiranyakashipu let loose a reign of terror on all the worlds, dethroning the Devas, committing untold atrocities on sages, saints, and humans, and mercilessly punishing anyone who took the name of Vishnu or Narayana. Therefore, the world began resonating with the chants, ‘Om Hiranyaya Namaha.’ Unable to withstand the demon’s assaults, people surrendered to the Lord seeking his mercy and intervention. The omniscient Vishnu launched his grand mission of destroying the demon and saving the virtuous.
Hinranyakashipu was blessed with a son Prahlada, who turned out to be the most ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. This pious young prince virtually lived and thrived on taking Lord Vishnu’s sacred name and singing his glory right in Hiranya’s palace, while the world outside bowed to the Asura’s diktats. Hiranya could not tolerate his own son defying him openly and taking the name of his sworn enemy with great reverence, and tried, by all means, to make the boy change his stance and fall in line. However, he failed in his attempts. Exasperated, he tried even to kill him by various means, but nothing worked against that divinely blessed youngster. Firmly believing that it is none other than his great adversary Vishnu, who is instigating and protecting the young boy, Hiranya asked his son where the Lord is and having been told by his devotee son that he is anywhere and everywhere, smashed his mace at a pillar in the palace with intense rage.
Lo and behold! The pillar split open, and out emerged the incredible figure of a man-lion, with eyes emitting fire. This manifestation grabbed the bewildered Hiranyakashipu with his hands, dragged him to the palace entrance, laid him on his lap, tore his body with his sharp nails and killed the ruthless demon, exactly in the evening time. Thus, this remarkable Narasimha Avatar of Lord Vishnu put an end to a deadly demon, who looked unassailable, without violating any of the amazing boons that he had obtained, and saved his devotee and also the world, from his unbearable atrocities.
Blessings of Worshipping Lord Narasimha
Many of the devotees worship Lord Narasimha with great reverence at homes and in temples, while some observe fast until dusk, on the day of his advent. It is firmly believed that offering prayers to this Lord can bestow one with a variety of benefits like mitigating sins, curing diseases, warding off negative influences of planets and also evil forces, fulfillment of honest desires in respect of longevity, wealth, success, etc. and leading towards liberation.
Wipe & Clean with Dry Cloth, do not use steel wool or wire mesh and any harsh chemicals for cleaning it.