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Sri Narasimhar temple

Moolavar : Narasimhar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : Bodhi tree (Arasa maram)
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : Pancharathra
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Andhili
District : Viluppuram
State : Tamil Nadu




   Narasimha Jayanthi, Hanuman Jayanthi, Swathi Star days, Vaikunda Ekadasi are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   The temple is built on a rock in Garuda shape (Garuda-the eagle vehicle of Lord Vishnu) visited and worshipped by great Mahatmas. It is also noteworthy that the rays of Sun God fall on the presiding deity on all 365 days of the year

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.


   Sri Narasimhar Temple, Andhili, Villupuram.


   91-413-225 238, 94867 89200

General Information:

   This is the temple where Lord Vishnu granted darshan to Garuda in the form of Narasimha as he did for his devotee Prahladha by appearing from a pillar to kill Hiranya.


   Those facing burden of debt and threat from enemies, obstacles in marriage talks, for child boon, suffering from eye disease and mentally ill pray to Lord Narasimha in this temple.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees, on realizing their boons, perform Tirumanjanam and Narasimha Home to Lord.

Greatness Of Temple:

   On hearing the glory of this temple, Sri Vyasarajar, an enlightened soul wedded to the Madhva philosophy visited Andhili to worship the Lord. He was His Holiness Sri Raghvendra in his next birth. He was excited to see the temple built on a Garuda shaped rock. He stayed here for some time and installed Sri Anjaneya in a separate shrine behind the temple.Also, a devotee Andhili Acharya was worshipping Lord Narasimha about 400 years ago. As a token of his devotion to the Lord, his idol is sculpted in a pillar in the temple.

Temple History:

   Lord Narayana comes to the rescue of His true devotees without any delay. He took the Narasimha Avatar (incarnation) to protect His devotee Prahladha from the hands of his father Hiranya. In his swift action, he did not wait for his vehicle Garuda but appeared instantly from a pillar and protected Prahladha. Garuda was annoyed as this was the first time that the Lord left him behind and ran so fast. He wanted to know whether he had committed anything wrong incurring the wrath of the Lord and came to Earth. He felt much distressed even then.Finally, he came to Andhili situated on the banks of River Thenpennai, venerated as Dakshina Pinahini, came to a rock and started intense penance without food and water. The heat of the penance showed its might both in Vaikundam the abode of Lord Vishnu and at Kailash the abode of Lord Shiva. All the Devas (inhabitants of the celestial world) ran to Lord Narayana for protection from the heat of Garuda?s penance. Lord Narayana appeared before Garuda and lauded his penance and offered a boon of his choice. Garuda said, "My Lord, You rushed to protect Prahladha in a Narasimha form. I want to have your Narasimha darshan and you should protect all on earth the same way you did for the little boy." Garuda got the boon. Based on this event, the temple is built here for Lord Narasimha with Sri Mahalakshmi sitting on His lap.

Special Features:

   Scientific Based?The rays of Sun fall on the Lord on all 365 days of the year.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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