The Laxmi Narasimma Temple is located in Veling, Goa. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his consort Goddess Laxmi. Lord Narasimma is the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu which is half lion and half man.
About The Temple
The paintings and carvings depicting Sri Narasimma Purana are beautiful and worth seeing. The sanctum houses the idols of Laxmi and Lord Vishnu and the atmosphere is calm. The hall displays the images of other incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The architecture of the temple is ancient. The roof of the temple still glitters like gold. The carvings are very intricate. The Mahajans (priests) of the temple belong only to the Shankpinga Kutsa Gotra. One of the very interesting features of the temple is the presence of a fresh water spring which fills the temple tank. The steps at the tank allow one to take a dip.
About The Deity
As the name suggests, the presiding deity at the Laxmi Narasimma Temple is of Narasimma, one of the many incarnations of Lord Vishnu, and his consort Laxmi, the goddess of wealth, fertility, power, beauty and auspiciousness.
Legend and Stories
According to the history, the original temple was built in the Sancole village. The shrine was later shifted with other idols of Vijayadurga and Shanthadurga to its present location in the year 1567. The temple still has wooden-bar relief and carvings.
The main festivals celebrated at the Laxmi Narasimma temple include the Manguirish Zatra in mid-February, Sri Ramnavami and Navarathri. A palkhi (palanquin) of Sri Laxmi Narasimma, can also be seen on every Shukla Chaturdashi. The entry to this temple is restricted to believers and devotees.
The Dabolim airport is the nearest airport.
The nearest railway station is at Madgaon.
Ponda is well connected to all major places in Goa by road. Buses ply regularly between Panaji and Madgaon via Ponda.
Laxmi Narasimma Temple
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.
The temple is open from 6:30 AM to 12:45 PM and from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM.