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What is the reason for linking Lakshmi with Nrisimha or Narasimha? There is a story behind it.

The story of Prahlada is well known. Prahlada was the son of Hiranyakashipu was wicked and cruel. He hated Vishnu. He was proudly proclaiming that he himself was the God. Prahlada was of a peaceful disposition and a devotee of Vishnu. On observing Prahlada's devotion to Vishnu, Hiranyakashipu was intolerant and tried to
punish him severely.Then, to save Prahlada, Vishnu emerged from a pillar, assumed the body of terrible Narasimha, stepped out and killed Hiranyakashipu. Because Hiranyakashipu had put Prahlada to countless difficulties, Narasimha was angry. Even after killing Hiranyakashipu his anger did not subside. Gods were help- less. They sang in praise of him to pacify him. Vishnu was unmoved. The gods prayed to Lakshmi: "Mother, you yourself pacify this terrible anger of Narasimha."

Lakshmi stood before Narasimha and prayed: "Honorable sir, why are you so angry? Hiranyakashipu has been killed. Your devotee Prahlada is now safe. Please calm down."

Narasimha became calm. He looked handsome with Lakshmi. When terrible Narasimha became Lakshminarasimha, his appearance became gentle. Thus, to represent a gentle-mannered Nrisimha, the name Lakshminarasimha is used in practice.

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