Narsingh Temple is a famous temple located in Joshimath of Chamoli district. This famous temple is dedicated to Lord Narsingh, which was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Due to being one of the Sapt Badri, this temple is also called Narsingh Badri. It is said about this temple that Adi Guru Shankaracharya himself had established Shaligram of Lord Narsingh at this place. The idol of God Narsingh, built in the temple is made of Shaligram stone. This idol was built during the reign of King Lalitaditya Yukka Pida of Kashmir in the eighth century and some believe that the idol itself appeared. In the temple complex, idols of Lord Rama, Mata Sita, Hanuman Ji and Garuda are installed on the right side of Lord Narsingh and the statue of Mata Chandika is installed on the left side. According to legend, Lord Vishnu took the incarnation of Lord Narsingh to protect his devotee Prahlad and kill the demon Hiranyakashyap. NarsinghTemple is one of the famous religious temples of Joshimath..
The nearest airport of Joshimath is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 269 km from Joshimath.
The nearest railway station of Joshimath is Rishikesh, which is about 251 km from Joshimath.
Narsingh Temple is located at a distance of 800 meters from the Joshimath bus stand, One can reach Narsingh Temple easily by walk from bus stand.
The journey of Narsingh Temple can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit here is between the months of October to May. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to snowfall on the surrounding hills in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides.