The Narasinga Perumal Temple is Mela Mada Veedhi and is dedicated to God Narasinga Perumal. The history of this temple goes back to 1300 years when it was built in the 8th century by the Pandya kings. There is a story that the idol of God Narasimha was sculpted even before building of God Nellayappar-Mother Gandhimadhi temple. It is noted that the level of the Moola linga of both these temple are the same and there used to be an underground passage that linked these temples. This temple was recovered by Vaishnavite Acharya Koorathazhwar Kone when it got buried. God Narasimha is said to have come out with a roar on seeing his revere. Through the determined efforts of Vaishnavite saints Perarulalar Kone and Tirumangai Azhwar the temple came into being. All the avatars or incarnations of God Vishnu were to spread and uphold the message of Dharma or righteousness and the Narasimha avatar was one such incarnation where a little child's devotion tied Him. Hiranya the demon announced that all his people revere him and not Vishnu hereon and Hiranya's son Prahalada revolted against this as he was a staunch devotee of God Narayana. He valued his father in all ways but did not want to worship him as God. Hiranya in order to change his son used all kinds of power he possessed which all turned waste. He was fearless as he had a unique boon that no man, animal or any such powers could kill him. As Prahalada refused to budge Hiranya grew violent and asked his son, "Where is your Narayana?" Prahalada replied calmly that his God was omnipresent and he even resided in the column nearby. On hearing this Hiranya broke the pillar with his mace and was surprised to hear a loud roar coming from within. The God emerged in the form of a human torso with the face of a lion that did not fall into the boon asked by Hiranya. The God in a fury placed Hiranya on his lap and ripped through his belly. He was very ferocious that Mother Mahalakshmi had to be called upon to pacify Him by sitting on his lap.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Progress in trade
- Solution for land disputes
- Relief from burden of loans
- Relief from adverse effects of Mars
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.
8.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. 5.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.