• Vishnu

Arulmigu Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy Tirukkoil


Ancient temple built by Vasantharaja of Vriddachalam is one of the four Narasimha temples in the Villupuram region .

About the Temple

The Sholingur Hill Temple is dedicated to Yoga Narasimhar and is located in Kadikachalam. The alternate names of the Perumal are "Thakaan" and "Akkarakani". Akkaram implies Money and Wealth. Sholingur is in the Vellore region of Tamil Nadu. Vellore is the headquarters of the district and is around 43 kilometers away from Sholingur. The closest metro is Chennai, around situated 120kilometersto the south-east. A well known journey focus in the region of Sholingur is Thiruttani, which is 25kilometersaway. (Home to Lord Murgua, and is situated on a peak).

Yoga Narasimhar in Yoga stage is found on the Periya Malai Like Tirupati, this is atop a slope. It is situated at a height of 750 feet. One needs to climb 1,305 precarious steps to achieve the temple. After 800-odd steps, there are a couple of rather steep bends. After one reaches the last 100-odd steep and straight steps, they go right into the temple. One needs to walk up the steps to touch base at the temple. There is no other transportation mode to climb this slope. Many endeavors by well intentioned individuals to give a transport course and different method for transport have arrived at nothing. Lovers, youthful and old alike, make a moderate and orderly move to relish a definitive joy of having the look of Lord Yoga Narasimha, situated ever so agreeably in a yogic carriage.

There are Four Pushkaranies.

1.Amirtha Theertham (Thakkan Kulam).
2.Narasimma Theertham.
3.Hanumantha Theertham.
4.Brahma Theertham.

There is additionally a temple for Hanuman or Anjaneya in this spot. It is also atop a slope. One needs to climb around 400 steps to have darshan of Hanuman. The steps here are steep. Hanuman has four arms (chatusbuja) with a Sanka and Chakra in two arms. Here, Hamuman is known as Yoga Anjaneya."

About the Deity

Lord Narasimha Swamy appears in yoga posture wearing Chalakkrama at Big Hill Temple. A bar depicting Ten Avatars of Perumal is seen. Sun and Moon are at the feet of Lord Narasimha.


Narasimha is the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the Dasavathara. Master Narasimha, in the wake of killing the evil presence, Hiranyakashipu, in the Narasimha symbol came to this slope to favor the saptha rishis, who were doing atonement at the Kadikachalam slope. The sapta (seven) rishis are: Vasistha, Kasyapa, Athiri, Jamadagni, Gautama,Bharathwaja and Viswamitra. They did compensation at this slope for a Kadigai (24 minutes), prostrating before Lord Narasimha. Master Narasimha secured his fan Prahalada in the wake of killing evil presence Hiranyakashipu and came to here straight from Ahobilam (in Andhra Pradesh) and allowed moksha to these Maharishis. Thus this spot came to be called as Kadikachalam. The individuals who adore this Lord for a Kadigai, they will be honored by this God. It is additionally accepted that Sage Viswamithra reflected here for a Kadigai and got the Brahma Rishi title. Kadikachala Kshetra Mahatmiyam is portrayed in Brahma Kaivartha Purana.



Bramothsavam 10 days



Narasima Jayanthi, Vaikasi Garuda Seva, Vasantha Uthsavam, Nammalvar Festival



Summer Festival 3 days. Aani Garuda Seva, Adhikesava perumal, Thiruvona Festival



Andal Thiruadipora Festival(10 days), Gajendra Motcham, Garuda Seva,Jeshtapishekam



Thirupavithrothsavam. Big Temple 7 days,SriJayanthi



Navarathri Uthsavam 10 days.



Dolothsavam oonjal Festival 3 days. Manavala Mamunigal 10 days. Last Friday Deepavali & Vana Bojanam



Karthigai Festival, Festival of light,AnumathJayanthi (Small Hill) ,Thirumangai Alvar Festival 10 days



Vaikunta Ekadasi , Pakal Pathu,Rappathu Uthsavam, New year Jan 1, Padi Uthsavam



Andal Thirukalyanam, WesternPaarivethai, Giri prathkshanam,ThaiPoosam, Float Festival 3 days.



Sri Dhottachariar Annual Birth celebration,Dhavana Uthsavam, MasiFloat Festival



Telugu New Year's day, PanguniUthram,Thirukalyanam in the BigTemple


Nithiyapadi Poojas are performed in all the three temples - Big Hill, Small Hill and the Local Temple . The pooja is performed under Vaikanasa Agama.The heriditary seva is done by Dhoddachar Swami and is given the first preference in Theertham and Manthra Pushpa. The recital of vetha, Prabantham and Andal Thirupavai are the daily feature of the Temple. The sucessors of swami Dhoddachar perform this


There are several cottages of the Devasthanam and the rent is Rs. 250/- and 500/- per 24 hours according to the facility.
Narasimhar Illam,Narasimhar Bhavanam(Non A/c Cottage) Rs. 250/- per day.
Narasimhar Illam New Cottage (A/c Rooms) Rs. 500/- per day.


In Karthigai sundays people pray Lord after taking bath in the Chakkra Theertham and by lying down on its steps. People belive that Lord come and fulfill the wishes of the devotees in their dreams.


This is one of the 108 sacred places and is named as Sholinghur. Access to this place is very simple. It is just 27 K.m. away from Arakkonam on the Bangalore-Madras Train Route. Easy transport facility is also available from Chennai, Vellore,Chittor, Tiruttani, Arakkonam and Arcot. People alight at Arakkonam junction and come to this place.


Distance from Chennai

110 K.M


Distance from Vellor

50 K.M


Distance from Tiruttani

27 K.M


Distance from Arakonam

27 K.M


Distance from Arcot

31 K.M


Arulmigu Lakshmi Narashima Swamy Thirukoil,
Sannathi Street,
Walaja Taluk,
Vellore District,
Pincode - 631102.


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

  • To cure mental disability and incurable diseases
  • To ward off witchcraft
  • To remove conjugal problems and sterility issues
  • To overcome business losses
  • To be alleviated from poverty
  • To remove sorrow of old age

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.


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