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Sri Yoga Narasimhar temple

Moolavar : Yoga Narasimhar
Urchavar : Bhakthavatsalan
Amman / Thayar : Amirthavalli
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Thakkaankulam
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Thirukadikai
City : Sholingar
District : Vellore
State : Tamil Nadu


   Tirumangai Alvar Periya TirumoliMikkaanai maraiyay virintha vilakkai ennulPukkaanai pukalcer polikinra ponmalaiyaithTakkaanai katikaith thatankunrin micaiyirunthaAkkaaarakkaniyai atainthunthu ponene. Periya Tirumoli -8.9.4


   The popular festival of this holy place is conducted in the month of Karthigai on five Fridays and Sundays. This is a glorious occasion when thousands of devotees assemble to participate in the festival. During the month of Chithirai, Brahmotsavam is celebrated for ten days and is well attended. In the month of Vaikaasi -- Nrsimha Jayanthi, Kanchi Garuda Sevai, in Aadi -- Thiruaadipoora Utsavam, Aavani -- Thiruppavithrotsavam, Purattaasi ? Navarathiri, Aippasi ? Manavaala Maamunigal Utsavam, Maarkali ? pakal paththu and raappaththu, Thai ? Pongal and in Maasi ? Thottaachaaryar Utsam are celebrated.

Temple's Speciality:

   This is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu consecrated by Peyalvar, Tirumangai Alvar, Sriman Nathamunikal, Tirukkacci Nambikal, Sri Ramanujar ans Sri Manavaala Maamunikal.The sanctum sanctorum of the Prime Deity is atop of a hillock called Kadikachalam which is about 750 feet high with 1300 steps. The lion-faced Yoga Nrsimhar, in the yoga-sitting posture is facing east. He is donned with a ?salagramam garland?. (?Salagramam? are black stones with different sha

Opening Time:

   All the hill-temple are open from morning 8.oo to evening 5.30


   Arulmigu Yoga Nrsimha Swamy Tirukkoil, Sholingar 631 102, Vellore District.


   91- 44-2232 1221, +91-4172-260 255

General Information:

   The Lord dwells under the Simha Koshtaakruti Dome and blesses us. The hill-temple?s length is 200 feet and breadth 150 feet. This is a lovely place spread out in an acre at the height 750 feet with 1305 steps.


   The belief is that by worshipping this Lord, the problems of mental disability, witchcraft and incurable diseases get dissolved. For conjugal problems, sterility and marriage impediments, the devotees offer prayers and are alleviated from their distresses. People have faith that to offer worship in this sacred place will relieve them from troubles such as loss in business, poverty and sorrow of old age. The unshakeable belief of the devotees is, by piling the stones and building a tower around the hill-path will give them sanction to buy a new plot or build a new house. The traditional faith is that by taking a bath in the Nrsimha pond will annihilate a person?s Brahmahathi sin. To perform charitable acts and distribute alms are considered to be equivalent to be doing them in Gaya. Those who pray for issues, those with mental disorder and incurable diseases bathe in the pond and worship the Lord of the hill and Aanjaneyar.

Thanks giving:

   The important offerings dedicated by the devotees are to offer rock-candy, jaggery, plantain fruits, give clothes, curd-rice, and also conduct abhishekam and poojas. On all Fridays abhishekam is performed to both the Lord and His Spouse. The ingredients used for the abishekam such as milk, curd, honey and sugar are known as ?Pancaamirtham? and are distributed as prasaadam (the Lord? blessings). If anyone pays the prayer-fees to Thaayaar (Goddess), Utsavam is conducted for Her. The devotees serve the Lord in different ways like creating temporary halls when the Lord goes in procession, building stone-halls and creating endowments

Greatness Of Temple:

   Nearby is another lovely hillock luring the devotees with its natural scenery. Here dwells Lord Anjaneya who also sits in yoga posture, facing west ? his eyes focused on the feet of the Prime Lord. This shrine could be reached after climbing about 400 steps. There is a legend associated with this shrine. Once a king named Indraduymnan came to this place chasing a deer. When he attempted to shoot an arrow at it, the deer disappeared and there came ablaze a flame. From then on he left his hunting activities.

Temple History:


Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord Anjaneya also sits in yogic posture, containing within himself, his immense energy. Worshipping this Lord,?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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