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Sri Narasimhar temple



Moolavar : Narasimhar
Urchavar : Prahladhavaradan
Amman / Thayar : Kanakavalli
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Five springs called Jamadagni, Indira, Brugu, Vamana and Garuda theerthas
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Singiri Kudi
District : Cuddalore
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   9 days prior to Narasimha Jayanthi on the Swati Star day with car festival in Chithirai (April-May), Brahmmotsavam begins with flag hoisting. Theerthavari is celebrated in Masi Magam (February-March) in Puducherry sea. Pavithra Utsav is celebrated in Aipasi (October-November). Opening of the Paradise Gate (Sorgavasal) on Vaikunda Ekadasi day (11th day from the new moon) in December-January, Garuda Seva in the evening of the day and Theerthavari on Mattupongal day falling generally on January 15 or the day next in some years, are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   As desired by his devotee Prahladha, Lord Narasimha graces in a huge form with 16 hands in the sanctum sanctorum along with Yoga Narasimha and Balanarasimha in small forms. It is rare to see three Narasimhas in a single shrine gracing


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Narasimhar Temple, Singiri Kudi, Cuddalore


Phone:

   91- 413-261 8759


General Information:

   The temple has the reputation of renovations by Rajaraja Chola and kings of Vijayanagar. The five tier Rajagopuram (Main Tower) has seven Kalasas facing west and tall flag post called Dwajastamba. Mother Kanakavalli graces from a separate shrine facing east.Sri Andal, Garuda, Vishwaksenar, the celebrated 12 Alwars who sung hymns, Manavala Mamunigal, Thumbikkai Alwar, Vishnu Durga and Sri Anjaneya grace from their shrines in the corridor-prakara. There is also the Brindavan (tomb) of Ahobil Mutt 4th Jeer. During the festival days, special utsav is observed for the Mother on a moving plank called Oonjal in the 10 pillar mandap. Pujas are performed in accordance with Vaikanasa Agama procedures.


Prayers:

   Those mentally distressed, facing debt burdens and threats from enemies, obstacle in marriage proposals, affected by adverse planetary effects pray to the Lord in the temple. They also light ghee lamps on Tuesdays and perform Archana with Tulsi leaves.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees, on realizing their boons perform Tirumanjanam to Lord and Mother offering Vastras and feed the visitors. Feeding the devotees is the main prayer commitment followed in this temple.


Greatness Of Temple:

   In Narasimha temples, the Lord known for his furious nature, generally graces with Mahalakshmi on His lap. In some places, the Lord graces as Yoga Narasimha calmly being alone.In the Singiri Kudi temple in Cuddalore district, Lord Narasimha appears very furiously with 16 hands as at the time of destroying Hiranya. As He killed Hiranya facing west, here too the Lord is facing west. On the left of Narasimha is Hiranya?s wife Neelavathi and are three demons seeking His darshan, Prahladha, Sukra and sage Vasista on the right. Yoga Narasimha and Bala Narasimha in small form face the north. This is a rare portrayal of three Narasimhas in a single Sanctum Sanctorum. It is said that such a form could be seen only in Tamilnadu and Rajasthan. Procession deity Prahladha Varadan graces with consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi in a standing form under the Bhavana Vimana. Lord Narasimha holds in his 16 hands various weapons as Pathakahasthem, Prayoga Chakram, a sword called Ksheerika, bow and arrow, conch, discus, armour and a beheaded head etc. while he killed Hiranya with other hands by tearing the intestine and wearing it as a garland.


Temple History:

   The temple is built on the Narasimha incarnation story in which the Lord protected Prahladha from Hiranya by killing him.


Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord Narasimha graces in huge form with 16 hands as desired by his devotee Prahladha.?


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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