Monday, August 6, 2018

Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Singirikudi, Cuddalore

Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Singirikudi, Cuddalore
Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Singirikudi in Cuddalore District of Tamilnadu. Singirikudi Narasimha Swamy temple is one among the four Narasimha temples of this region. The others being Anthili, Poovarasan Kuppam and Parikkal. The Three Narasimha Temples of Parikkal (Near Villupuram off the Trichy National Highway), Poovarasan Kuppam (off the Panruti Highway) and Singiri Kudi are in a straight way from West to East. It is considered very auspicious to visit these three temples on the same day. Lord Narasimha at Singirikudi faces the West towards the other two Narasimha temples at Poovarasankuppam and Parikkal.





Also, this is one of the 8 temples in Tamil Nadu, where Lord Narasimha provided darshan after killing Hiranya.
1)   Singirikudi near Pondicherry/Cuddalore,
2)   Anthili near Thiru Kovilur,
3)   Parikkal near Kedilam,
4)   Sholinghur
5)   Namakkal
6)   Singa Perumal Koil near Chengalpattu
7)   Sinthalavadi.
8)   Poovarasan Kuppam 
Legends
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History
This temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha belongs to Chola period, identified as Azhwar of Singavezhkundram (1051 A.D.). There were inscriptions in the temple, informs about the donations offered by Chola Kings and Krishnadevaraya to Lord Narasimha. Markandeya purana describes this holy Kshetra in Narasimha Vana Purana. There is Brindavan for 4th Peetathipathi of Sri Ahobila Mutt here.





The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Festivals
Ten days Brahmotsavam during Narasimha Jayanthi, 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 Utsavam 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.
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. 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.
Contact
Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple,
Singiri Kudi,
Cuddalore – 605 007
Phone: +91 413 261 8759
Connectivity
The Temple is situated 2 Kms West of Thavalakuppam off the Pondicherry-Cuddalore National Highway. The Temple is located at about 500 meters from Singirikoil Bus Stop, 16 Kms from Cuddalore, 20 Kms from Cuddalore Port Railway Junction, 8 Kms from Villianur, 9 Kms from Villianur Railway Station, 11 Kms from Puducherry, 11 Kms from Puducherry Main Bus Stand, 11 Kms from Puducherry Railway Station, 14 Kms from Puducherry Airport, 164 Kms from Chennai and 158 Kms from Chennai Airport.
Around 11 kms from Pondicherry en route Cuddalore. Cross Ariyankuppam, Sunnambar, and Arvind Eye Hospital. Immediately after Arvind Eye Hospital, you will encounter a 4-way crossing and there you take right and go further for about 2 Kms to reach the temple. Take the Pondicherry – Cuddalore Bus. Get down at Thavalai Kuppam (9 Kms from Pondicherry). Take an auto from here to reach Singiri Kudi.

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