The Supreme Lord appeared in the half-man half-lion form to protect Prahlada from his demoniac father Hiranyakashipu. He is known as bhakta-vatsala. He always protects His devotees from all dangers. Devotees need not be afraid of His ferocious mouth and tongue, eyes as bright as the sun, sharp, pinching teeth or His tumultuous roaring. His nails which are like chisels are meant for ripping apart the enemies. But for the devotees, His beautiful hands, which are like lotus flowers, give shelter and protection.

Narasimha Homa is performed every day in this temple seeking the protection of Lord Narasimha. Every Saturday, at 5:35 AM, the moolavar Deity of Sri Prahlada Narasimha is offered an elaborate panchamrita abhisheka (milk, curd, ghee, honey, sweetened water, and sanctified water from nine kalashas).