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Anayadi Pazhayidam Sri Narasimha Swami temple


Anaiadi Pazhayidam Sri Narasimha Swami Temple at Suranad is a major pilgrim centre in Kollam district, Kerala. Anaiadi literally means the footsteps of the elephant.

About The Temple

Anaiadi Pazhayidam Sree Narasimha Swami Temple and Puthiyidam Sree Krishna Swami Temple are two immemorial temples in Kerala. These temples are situated in Anaiadi. Anaiadi Pazhayidam Narasimha Swami Temple is very famous for so many specialities. The main deity in this temple is Narasimha Moorthy - Fourth Incarnation of Lord Vishnu among the Dhasavathars. There is only one important temple in India which has Narasimha Moorthy as main deity.


Anaiadi Pooram is the annual festival of this temple. Anaiadi Pooram is the one and only festival, in which hundreds of elephants line up for procession. This is the largest elephant festival (Gajha Mela) in the world. So this temple attracts thousands of pilgrims as well as tourists including foreigners every year. Above every obstacle like religion, cast and language, everyone can get the dharsan (vision) of Narasimha Swami. Moreover, Anaiadi temple promotes traditional arts like Kadhakali, Chakyar Koothu, Nangyar Kooth, Villadichan Paattu, Harikadha, Kadhapresangam, etc. Anaiadi temples have a major role in the cultural and tourism development of Kerala.



There are no regular flights from other major cities of the country to Kollam. Nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport.


Kollam is well connected to other major cities via regular trains.


You can easily get regular buses to Kollam from other major cities.

Temple Address

Anaiadi Pazhayidam Sri Narasimha Swami temple,
Anaiadi, Kerala


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Fame
  • Freedom from diseases
  • Wealth
  • Courage
  • Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
  • Relief from bondage

Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey

Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.

Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum

Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.

Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram

Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.

Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami

Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.


Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM.

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