This temple is located in Narasingapuram, Thiruvallur, at 55 kms from Chennai and 21 kms from Arakkonam. It is dedicated to Narasimma, who is avatar of Vishnu and his consort Laxmi. From the days of glory and grandeur that prevailed in South India the temple of Laxmi Narasimma at Narasingapuram still boasts the era of Cholas and Vijayanagara Rayas. The Laxmi Narasimma Temple is situated in the village of Narasingapuram, named after the temple.
About The Temple
There are many inscriptions seen on the outer walls of the main corridor (Prakaram). On the wall facing south, an inscription, in Tamil dating back to 1105AD, records the consecration of a temple and a gift of oil for two lamps. Another inscription dating to the same year tells offerings and lamps.
An inscription on the wall facing north of the Nachiyar temple dating back to 1070AD describes the rule of Kulothunga I. Another inscription dating back to 1125AD and to Vikrama Chola Deva records the sale of land for registration and one on the Western side in Tamil, records the sale of land for the temple.
The original idol of the procession deity of the Laxmi Narasimma temple at Narasingapuram is believed to be belonging to the early Pallava period (6th-8th century AD) and at least 1400 years old.
About The Deity
Narasimma here is one with a smiling face and is referred to as Shantha Moorthy. Another speciality at this temple is the posture of MahaLaxmi, who is seen facing the devotees. In typical Narasimma temples, the goddess is seen pacifying and cooling the angry Lord (Ugra Moorthy) and hence her face is turned Him. Since the Lord is seen here as a calm person, she has turned her attention to the devotees, blessing them.
MahaLaxmi Thaayar and Lord Narasimma are seen embracing each other. Hence, the Lord is referred to as Kalyana Laxmi Narasimmar. Opposite the Laxmi Narasimma temple is the west facing Anjaneya Sannidhi. The speciality of this deity is his tail is twirled back on to his head.
1. Narasimma Jayanthi
2. Adi Poora
3. Rama Navami
This Narasingapuram is said to be a great place for all the prayers and the deity is said to be "Varapprasadhi" (granting whatever the boon we ask for). Devotees who are affected by Chevvai (planet) dosham can visit this temple. By continuously worshipping this Sri Narasimmar for 9 Swathi star days all the wealth and health problems, obstacles in marriage get vanished. Here, Garuda is seen with sixteen kinds of snakes around him. Hence, this place is said to be liberation from Naga Dosham.
The nearest airport is in Chennai.
The nearest railway station is Kadambattur on the Chennai central- Arakonam suburban route. Auto-rickshaws are available to the temple which is around 6 km from the station.
The nearest bus terminus is Thiruvallur.
Sri Laxmi Narasimmar Temple,
Narasingapuram, Kadambathur Taluk,
Thiruvallur District - 631 402.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To remove effects of sevvai (Angaragan) dosham
- To have their problems resolved
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 07:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 04:30 pm to 08:00 pm.