Srimad Yogananda Guru Narasimha is the chief deity of the town of Saligrama, Udupi district, Karnataka, India. The Deity of Guru Narasimha is entirely made of the sacred Saligrama stone. It is to be noted that the Deity was never carved by anyone, but is "Swayambhu". The name of the place "Saligrama" owns to this legend. The Deity has a Shankha(conch) in one hand and a Chakra(disc) in another hand. It is seated in a yogic posture because of which name "Yogananda Guru Narasimha" is derived. The Deity is seated on a Mahaganapati yantra. The reason for this is that, Bhattacharya witnessed that in this place lions and elephants lived in harmony which is quite contradictory to their nature. As a result, he called this place as "Nirvairya sthala" meaning "the place of no enemity". The Deity faces west and 2 ponds are located on either sides of its hands namely, the Shanka Teertha and the Chakra Theertha.

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