The temple is dedicated to Lakshmikantha Perumal. It was built in 1182 CE by the Hoysalas. This is known as Thrikutachala style of temples. Thrikuta means three. The Pradhana Sannidhi is of Sri Lakshmikantha Perumal and to the right is Lakshmi Narasimha Perumal Sannidhi while to the left is Venugopala Perumal Sannidhi. Hoysalas built this type of Thrikutachala Temple in five different places. Each places the Importance and first Pooja is given to different deities. In Hedathale it is Lakshmikantha Perumal, In Holenarsipur it is Lakshminarasimhan in K R Pet it is Venugopala. Now we enter the temple go inside right in front of us we get Lakshmikantha Perumal what a radiant face, Then once you have darshan you come out of Sannidhi you will find Lord Lakshminarasimhan The Moorthy is very nice and you will not feel to come out of this Sannidhi, Then Bag opposite to this Sannidhi is Sanidhi of Venugopala.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- 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.