Friday, February 17, 2017

Yoga Narasimhar Temple, Sogathur, Thiruvannamalai

Yoga Narasimhar Temple, Sogathur, Thiruvannamalai
Yoga Narasimhar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located at Sogathur Village in Thiruvannamalai District of Tamilnadu. The Temple is located at about 7 Kms to the south of Vandavasi. Presiding Deity is called as Yoga Narasimhar and Mother is called as Amirthavalli. Theertham is Lakshmi Saras Theertham. The Temple is almost more than 1500 years old. Here the lord is in a small idol giving his Seva as Nithya Garuda Seva. This temple is under Ahobila Mutt control. This temple lies in the Vandavasi to Thindivanam old road.


Legends
Losing all the Vedas to the demons, Lord Brahmma came to this place had a bath in the Lakshmi Saras Theertham and performed intense penance on Lord Vishnu to get back the Vedas. Lord Vishnu granted darshan to Brahmma and got him back the Vedas. As this is the place that ended the sorrow (Shogam) of Brahmma, the place came to be known as Soha Bagat Roopam. Undergoing many changes, now the place stands with the name Sogathur, according to Sthala Purana.


The Temple
Presiding Deity is called as Yoga Narasimhar and Mother is called as Amirthavalli. Theertham is Lakshmi Saras Theertham. The Temple is almost more than 1500 years old. Here the lord is in a small idol giving his Seva as Nithya Garuda Seva. This temple is under Ahobila Mutt control. Lord Yoga Narasimha appears as Shanta Narasimha in this temple. Lord Narasimha facing east known for his fury is all soft to devotees. 


Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Festivals
Every month Swathi Thiru Nakshatram is being celebrated in grand manner. On this occasion, in the early morning Tirumanjanam and Homam was performed to Perumal. Lot of astikas took part in the Swathi Utsavam and had beautiful darshan of Divyadampatis. Sri Narasimha Jayanthi; all Purattasi Saturdays in September-October; Margazhi Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January and Hanuman Jayanthi are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Prayers
Those annoyed about the delays and obstacles in marriage proposals pray to Mother Amirthavalli Thayar for early good results offering saris. Sri Anjaneya blesses the devotees with courage in mind and relieves them from enemy threats. Devotees Pray to him with betel leaf or Vada Malas on Wednesdays and Saturdays and circle round the shrine 11 times. Special pujas are dedicated to Lord Yoga Narasimha on Swati Star days when people throng the temple with prayers for development in business, wisdom and reputation in academic field. Those facing doshas and delays in wedding matters use to have a bath in the Lakshmi Saras theertha, pray to Lord offering Panaka Nivedhana. This prayer brings the devotee all benefits he/she desires to achieve.
Connectivity
Sogathur is 77 km far from Thiruvannamalai on the Nallur road. The devotee has to travel further 6 km to reach the temple. From Chennai, the distance is about 96 km. This Temple is located at about 7 Kms to the south of Vandavasi. Nearest Railway Station is located at Thiruvannamalai and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.

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