Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple, Narasingapuram, Thiruvallur

Date built:
Deity: Lakshmi Narasimhar
Architectural style: Dravidian architecture
Major festivals
Locale: Narasingapuram
District:: Thiruvallur
Address: Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple,Narasingapuram Po.,Perambakkam Via,
Thiruvallur District – 631 402
Phone +91 94425 85638 / 94443 51026 / 94871 94649
 Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Narasingapuram Village in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. The village of Narasingapuram believed to be named after the temple. Here Lord Narasimha is seen as a ‘Shantha Swaroopi’. Lakshmi Narasimhar of this temple is said to be Varaprasadi (gives varam (boon)). This Temple is 1400 years old dating back to the early Pallava Period. Several Inscriptions dating back to the 11th and 12th Century to the rule of Kulottunga I. It is a Prarthana Sthalam for liberation from Naga Dosham, bad debts and all kinds of illness/diseases.

Architecture

Legend / Local stories

In the early period of Cholas Saivism took prominence and Vaishnavism was suppressed by it. Even amidst the situation prevailed in South India the temple of Lakshmi Narasimha enjoyed patronage and was well governed. Later at the glorious era of Vijayanagara Nayaks where Vaishnavism flourished and given much importance in both politics and as a religion, the Lakshmi Narasimha temple became important along with Sriperumbudur (Ramanujar Temple) though both are not in 108 Divyadesam. Vijayanagara Nayak Emperors patronized it and gave many villages as charter to the temple’s development and as well as the religion.

The temple, a fine specimen of the Vijayanagar style of architecture with delicately sculpted and carved pillars. Architecture in the temple made one think that it belonged to the Vijayanagar period, there are inscriptions dating back to the reign of Chola kings. Archaeologists consider those inscriptions in the Andal shrine basement as more ancient and belonging to the period of Kulothunga Chozha I and Vikrama Chozha I. They speak about their constructing the Madurantaka Vinnagar temple in Madurantaka Nallur (the present Madurantakam) and installing the idols of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana in it and the grants made by them for the daily conduct of poojas.

Inscriptions in Tamil speak of consecration of a shrine, gift of lamps, oil, offerings etc. by the king. Another Tamil inscription gives credit to Vikrama Chola Deva for the sale of a land to the temple. The original idol of the Utsava moorthy of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha is at least 1400 years old, dating back to the early Pallava period (6th – 8th Century A.D). Sri Narayana Yatindra Maha Desikan, 45th Jeeyar of the Ahobila Math, visited the temple on February 2, 2003, and offered Mangalasasanam to the Lord.

Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 7.30 am to 12.00 noon and from 4.30 pm to 8.00 pm in the evenings.

Festivals

  • Narasimha Jayanthi in Chitrai
  • Adi Pooram
  • Rama Navami
  • Special Thirumanjanam in the month of Karthigai.

Prayers

This temple is a Prarthana Sthalam (worship place) for the afflictions of 6th house in a horoscope. Those who worship this temple for about nine Swathi Nakshatrams are entitled with complete bliss with respect to health and wealth and any associated problems in those vanishes. Garudan here has 16 types of snakes around and hence the devotees are freed of Naga Dosham.

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How to Reach:

The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Narasingapuram Bus Stop, 2 Kms from Irulanjeri, 3 Kms from Perambakkam, 10 Kms from Thakkolam, 12 Kms from Kadambathur, 7 Kms from Edayarpakkam, 20 Kms from Tiruvallur, 20 Kms from Sriperumbudur, 20 Kms from Sunguvarchathram, 31 Kms from Thirumazhisai, 35 Kms from Thiruninravur, 41 Kms from Thandalam and 55 Kms from Chennai.

By Road:

The temple is located on Chennai – Thandalam – Perambakkam route off the Chennai – Bangalore highway near Sriperumbudur. At the Thandalam junction, take the fork on the right adjoining the Empee Distilleries plant (Arakkonam Road) and proceed to reach a signboard 3 Kms before Perambakkam. Here, take the fork on the left and proceed straight at the small Ganesha Temple to reach this temple. Or drive on straight on the main road for about a kilometer more to reach Narasingapuram.

By road you can reach the temple in different routes – The first one is the shortest if coming from Poonamallee side.

  1. From Poonamallee – Bangalore highway – Right at Thandalam Empee Distilleries – Perambakkam – Left at Woosoo factory / Church – Temple visible on the left side.
  2. Poonamallee – Sriperumbudur – Thiruvallur road – Left towards Arakkonam road – Perambakkam – Left at Woosoo factory / Church – Temple visible on the left.
  3. Thiruvallur – Sriperumbudur road – right at Arakkonam road – Perambakkam – Left at Woosoo factory / Church – Temple visible on the left side.

Bus Routes:

  1. From Chennai – Koyambedu (CMBT) Bus stand – Bus number 91B, 138B, 86A, 107, 107A.
  2. From Poonamallee – 91, 91P, 91B.
  3. From Tiruvallur – 160, T19.

By Train:

The Temple is located at about 12 Kms from Kadambathur Railway Station. Kadambathur Railway Station is situated on the Chennai Central – Arakkonam suburban train route. Autos are available to reach the temple from this station.

By Air:

The Temple is located at about 54 Kms from Chennai International Airport.

Contact Details

Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple,
Narasingapuram Po.,
Perambakkam Via,
Thiruvallur District – 631 402
Phone: +91 44 2765 5164
Mobile: +91 94425 85638 / 94443 51026 / 94871 94649
Email: narasingapuram2008@gmail.com