• Vishnu

Kanakachala Lakshmi Narasimha Temple / Kanakachalapathi Temple

Overview


Kanakachala Lakshmi Narasimha Temple also known as Kanakachalapathi temple is a 16th-century Hindu temple dedicated to the God Vishnu. It is located in the town of Kanakagiri, in the Gangavathi taluk of Koppal district in the Karnataka state, India.


About the temple


Kanakachala Lakshmi Narasimha Temple / Kanakachalapathi Temple

The Kanakachalapathi temple is an example of Dravidian architecture of the Vijayanagara era. It is a protected monument under the Karnataka state division of the Archaeological Survey of India. The temple was built by the ruling vassal polyagar (Nayaka or feudal lord). The temple complex is a large one with spacious halls (mantapa) and massive Yali pillars. There a three well executed tiered gopuras (tower over entrance) over as many entrances. Sculpture in the temple includes those of mythological figures in wood and pilaster, and that of kings and queens in black stone. The huge chariot in the temple known as Kanakaraya Ratha has 6 wheels and each wheel has 9 feet circumference.


About the Deity


Kanakachala Lakshmi Narasimha Temple / Kanakachalapathi Temple

Narasimha form of Bhagvan Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi are separately worshipped in the temple. The combined form of Lakshmi and Narasimha worshipped in the temple is in Shaligram form.


Fairs and Festivals


In the months of February and March, during the Phalguna season, the temple hosts a popular fair called the "Kanakachalapathi fair" (Jatra).


How to Reach Kanakagiri


The nearest airport is Bangalore Airport. The nearest railway station is Koppal Railway Station. Gangawati, Sindhnur are the nearby by towns to Kanakagiri having road connectivity to Kanakagiri.


Temple Address


Kanakachala Lakshmi Narasimha Temple / Kanakachalapathi Temple,
Kanakagiri Main Road, Kanakagiri, Koppal District,
Karnataka, India, Pincode – 583283.

Significance

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

  • Peace of mind
Shlokas

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.

Timings

The temple is open from 05:00 am to 09:00 pm. During No moon day (Amavasya), the temple is open from 04:30 am to 10:30 pm.

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