BY Sanjesh Dhanja, Country Head WHN Pakistan
Narasimha (Sanskrit: नरसिंह IAST: Narasiṃha, lit. man-lion) is an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, one who incarnates in the form of part lion and part man to destroy an evil, end religious persecution and calamity on Earth, thereby restoring Dharma.
Narsingha Avatar rescued the child devotee of Vishnu, named Prahlad, from his own evil demon father Harnakasha. The weapons of choice include very heavy metal shields and axes with long shafts which are designed to tear down shield walls. The warriors employing this style are adorned in a greater deal of body armour including chainmail; far more than Nandi. This is due to their role in providing support for the vanguard of the battle formation.
Shri Narashima is depicted having a human torso and legs but with a lion head and claws. Vishnu took this avatar to defeat a demon king. A popular deity, you will find this incarnation depicted in sculptures and paintings all across India. SHRI NARSHINGA CHATURDASHI celebrated in NARSHINGA SHIV MANDIR this temple is historical monument in Karachi old city area location Soni Patni Building Opp: Risala Thana Nishtar Road, Karachi. Narshinga Chaturdashi celebrated annually in this temple with large crowd including women and children.
The temple had a surreal setting. Multi-story buildings have encroached upon from all sides. The concrete strcutures were in a deep contrast to the detail on tiny but well kept temple. Fresh coats of paint and new tiles had compromised the temple’s original look but it still looked beatific. There was a hall near the entrance which appeared to be part of original temple complex. There were colorful tiles and a slab in Gujarati.
On the occasion Narshinga Chaturdashi many devotees came from different areas of the city also brings fruits, maha prashad for this event with different communities Gujrati, Mardwari, Katiyawardi, Lassi, Meghwar, etc this is one of the biggest festival in Hindusiam in Pakistan.
Pooja started Hawan Yagya in the morning, Bhajan Kirtan, Parvachan, Arti and Maha Prashadam serves to the entire community. The most famous celebrities are the special guest of this event Yogi Wajahat and Salman Shaik both gives Peace Harmony speech to entire Hindu community.
that Humanity is the best Religion in the world. They said will provide their medical services to entire community with proper medical camps. President Pakistan Hindu Council Hotchand Kermani gives the appreciations to the entire temple committee. Shri Guru Mahant Ram Nath Mishra Maharaj Gadi Pati & President of Shri Punch Hanuman Mandir also came in this event and gives blessings to entire people. More than 10,000 people gathered on the event. With the cooperation of best security provided by Assistant Commissioner District South Sarah Javed the event was successful.
Around the temple Muslim families neighborhood is friendly and they welcome all visitors.
Temple Committee Management:
Poojari Anand Kumar Soni
Dr. Anil Wadwani,
Captain Vijay Wagella
Advocate Anand Kumar