Sunday, December 25, 2016

Vishwaroopa Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple, Kattavakkam, Kanchipuram

Vishwaroopa Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple, Kattavakkam, Kanchipuram
Vishwaroopa Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located at Kattavakkam in Kanchipuram District of Tamilnadu. The Lord is gigantic and has an amazingly smiling face. The presiding deity is Sri Vishwaroopa Lakshmi Narasimha and is really huge-almost 25 ft. from base till the Adisesha hoods.


The Lord is seated (Veetrirundha Thirukkolam) with his consort, Goddess Lakshmi on his left lap. She is embracing him with her right hand and holding a lotus flower on her left hand. The Lord holds Sudharshana Chakra on his back left hand and bow-and-arrow on his back right hand. This indicates his intention of holding the bow and arrow in his subsequent incarnation as Lord Rama. 


His forehands show Abhaya Hastham (indicating that the Lord will come to the rescue of the devotees) and Varada Hastham (pointing towards his feet conveying to the devotees that the Lord will come to the rescue of only those who fall at his feet, i.e., total surrender) postures. He has three eyes; the third one is in his forehead and the Adisesha above his head is with seven hoods. Each hood has a crowning and sparkling Nagarathnam above it. 

Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from morning 8 am to evening 7 pm.
Contact
Vishwaroopa Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple,
Kattavakkam, Kanchipuram District
Phone: +91 – 44 – 27290805 
Mobile: +91 – 99529 55500 / 9444225091
Connectivity
The temple is located at Kattavakkam village, Walajabad near Kanchipuram. Kattavakkam is located at a distance of 60 Kms from Chennai via Padappai. Travelling on the Bangalore - Chennai highway, cut the bypass to reach Sunguvar Chatram junction and take the left (coming from Chennai) or right (while coming from Bangalore) towards Walajabad just opposite the Ganesha temple in the junction. Keep moving on the road till you reach Kattavakkam which is about 13.5 kms. The temple is a few metres away on the left side and can be seen from the road itself. For devotees from Chengalpet, the route from Chengalpet to Kanchipuram would be shorter.
Bus Routes:
·        79 (Ashargana/Alandur Bus Stop.
·        579 and 579A (Tambaram).
·        579, 160, 79 and 76 (Kanchipuram).

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