Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, built in the year 1774, is located in the area of Sadashiv Peth in Pune, Maharashtra. The temple is dedicated to Lord Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The murti is brought from Panchvati (in Nasik District) by a Brahmin of Ratnagiri.The Lakshmi Narasimha Temple has a beautiful marble idol of Lord Narasinha and Goddess Lakshmi. The palace of Hiranyakashyapu was said to be in Pakistan. Some of the devotees of Lord Narasimha had gone to Multan in Pakistan and brought the bricks of the pillar from which Narasimha is said to have appeared. The bricks too have been kept in the temple. Every day one can see the idol decorated in a beautiful and novel manner. Right in front of the Narasimha idol, a small idol of Prahlad attracts the attention of the devotees. In addition to this, beautiful images of Lord Narasimha hung on the pillars are worth watching. Every Saturday which is said to be the day of Lord Narasimha, one can attend the grand aarti.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.