Posted: 2017-10-30 15:21
A CLASSIC example of the kind of neglect that relics and ancient structures suffer in this part of the country can be found in Narasingapuram, 76 km from Arakkonam on the Chennai-Tandalam-Perambakkam Road, where the over 555-year-old Lakshmi Narasimha Perumal Temple is located. One is greeted by the once majestic tower, with only its basement and two tiers remaining, that too covered by bushes and well-grown trees. The floor and ceiling of the spacious Thirukkalyanamandapam are also covered by overgrowth. Very little of what used to be the Andal shrine remains. The vimanams again are shrouded by vegetation and the shrines of the Lord and the Goddess have cracks in all their walls. If the present state of neglect continues all the shrines may disappear the way the Andal shrine has.
If they had known the outcome, they would not plead for their lives at the height of this avathaaram. Thus by this avathaaram, Lord Narasimhaas's lesson to us is that Lord is not bound by any demigod's appeal and even Piraati's appeal and HE is the sole authoirty granting "sarNaagathi". Even if "Piraati" has to say that you may delay or offer the saraNaagathi to a soul, LORD will choose to differ piraati's advise and prevail his own descretion and offers saraNaagathi and is not bound by anyone when granting saraNaagathi.
O Kāmaśikhā Narasiṁha! you are sarva śakthan. When you are resolved to protect some one, where is the need to seek the protection of anyone else? When you are resolved not to protect some one, which other person is capable of protecting us?. There is no one. Knowing this fundamental truth, I have resolved to offer my śaraṇāgatī at your lotus feet alone that rest at the banks of Vegavatī river.
It is believed that Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar came to this palce after hiranya vatham and stayed here for "ever" in this Yoga sayanam posture. It is well kown that Srinarasimha avathaaram took place at "Sri Ahobilam". However, since munivars requested the presence of Sri Narasimha here on an endless timescale, The LORD Narasimha chose to stay here for ever. This is also confirmed by thirumangai aazhwaar's reference to "thakkkaanai" in his paasuram presented in this article. Among all the other avathaarams this and the "vaamana avathaaram are the most significant becuase of the fact that they both accomplished the misssion instantly. Many of the LAkshmi Narasimha bakthaas believe that by praying to this LORD (who is an instant acccomplisher), their prayers are fulfilled instantly if not atleast an instant relief is offered without delay by this LORD. (An analysis is presented at the end of this thala puraanam on narasimha avathaaram and this shrine's importance as "kadigai" or
In other places
*Megdi, Garud Taluk (Tehsil), Bageshwar District, Uttaranchal
Narsinghji + Navgrahvatika + NrisinghKund, Goverdhan, Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh
Narasimha mandir, Indore.
*Mogri, Anand, Gujarat.
*Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh
*Shri Marjaara Nrusimha Temple, in his mighty cat-lion form near Nrusinghanath, Baragarh district, Odisha
Narasimha Temple, near Gundicha Temple, Puri, Odisha
Nrusingha mandira, Nalabanta, Aska, Ganjam, Odisha
Nrusingha mandira, Sunamba Street, Aska, Ganjam, Odisha
Nrusingha mandira, Bada Bazar, Bramhapur, Odisha
Sri Bhakti Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, London, United Kingdom (website)
Sage Durvaasa once sought the thiruth thuzhaay maalai (ie thulasi garland) of this perumal and danced with great joy by sporting this "maalai" on his own shoulder and and sirasu. There were many saadhus present at that time and were witnessing this event. Buthan or mercury one of the Nava grahams was also present in the form of a saadhu and he laughed at this sage's act. Sage Thurvaasa cursed him and lord budhan had to stay here in this sthalam and served all those sages who came with great pleasure to this shrine after taking bath in the paandava theerththam and got his curse (spell) cured or removed.
Sri Ahobila Mutham, one of the most important Sri Vaishnava religious institutions in India, was established by Sri Athivan Satakopan at the instructions of Lord Lakshmi Nrisimha of Ahobilam. In fact, the utsava moorthy of the Malola Nrisimha temple, one of the nine shrines of Ahobilam, is the presiding deity of Sri Ahobila Mutham. Sri Malolan accompanies Srimad Azhagiya Singar , the spiritual and titular head of Sri Ahobila Mutham, on his travels.
Ahobilam is located in the Nandyal Taluka of Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh. It is located at a distance of 95 km from Nandyal, and is conveniently accessibly by bus from Nandyal, Kurnool and Hyderabad. Ahobilam is not connected by rail the closest railway stations are Nandyal (on the Bangalore - Vizag (Vishakapatnam) route) and Cuddapah (on the Mumbai - Chennai route).
An image of Narasiṁha, dating to the 9th century, was found on the northern slope of Mount Ijo, at Prambanan, Indonesia.  Images of Trivikrama and Varāha avatāras were also found at Prambanan, Indonesia. Viṣṇu and His avatāra images follow iconographic peculiarities characteristic of the art of central Java. This includes physiognomy of central Java, an exaggerated volume of garment, and some elaboration of the jewelry. This decorative scheme once formulated became, with very little modification, an accepted norm for sculptures throughout the Central Javanese period (circa 785–985 .). Despite the iconographic peculiarities, the stylistic antecedents of the Java sculptures can be traced back to Indian carvings as the Chalukya and Pallava images of the 6th–7th centuries AD. 
The holy shrines of Ahobilam (all the Nava are Nine Nrusimhars) are eulogized by Thirumangai Mannan. Hence Ahobilam is one of the 656 Divya Desams. The hereditary powers of the temple rest with the Pontiff HH Azhagiyasingar of Ahobila Mutt. Currently the 95th Jeer of this lineage is the reigning Pontiff. The Azhagiyasingars have the unique privilege of being Aradhakars to a Divya Desam (a distinction no other Pontiff enjoys). Occasionally when HH Jeer performs Mangalasasanam (pays respects at the temple) at Ahobilam, the Serthi Utsavam is performed (the Moolavar of Malola Nrusimhar and the Utsavar) are united.
Glowing bright atop the sikharam of garbha griha(Sanctum sanctorum) of this cave temple is the golden Sudarshana chakra (about 8 ft x 8ft) of Lord Vishnu (whose reincarnation is Lord Narasimha) the adornment as well as the weapon is a symbol this temple is identified by from as far away as 6 km. It is said that many years ago the chakra moved in the direction from which the devotees came as if like a compass guiding them towards itself.
Deborah Soifer, a scholar who worked on texts in relation to Narasiṁha, believes that " the traits basic to Viṣṇu in the Veda remain central to Viṣṇu in his avataras " and points out, however, that: we have virtually no precursors in the Vedic material for the figure of a man-lion, and only one phrase that simply does not rule out the possibility of a violent side to the benign Viṣṇu. Soifer speaks of the enigma of Viṣṇu's Narasiṁha avatāra and comments that how the myth arrived at its rudimentary form [first recorded in the Mahābhārata ], and where the figure of the man-lion came from remain unsolved mysteries. 
The temple complex slowly took shape with the construction of the Veera Anjaneya shrine through public donations and the Samprokshanam was performed in December 6976. "Koti Archanai" was conducted for Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar from June 69, 6978 and special "Thirumanjanam" with 978 Kalasams was performed to the Lord and His Consort. In course of time, the shrines of Sri Rukmani-Sathyabhama Sametha Sri Navaneethakrishnan, Sri Kothandarama, Sri Srinivasa, Sri Andal, Azhwars and Acharyas, including Sri Ramanuja and Sri Vedanta Desika, were established.
In Rājopadhyāya Brahmins of Nepal, there is a tradition of celebrating the procession ceremony of the deity Narasiṁha avatar, in Lalitpur district of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. The Lunar fifth day of the waning phase of the moon, in the holy Soli-lunar Śrāvaṇa month . on Śrāvaṇa Kṛṣṇa Pañcamī of the Hindu Lunar Calendar is marked as auspicious day for the religious procession, Nṛsiṁha Yātrā. This tradition of the holy procession has been held for more than a hundred years. This is one of the typical traditions of the Rājopadhyāya Bramhins, the Hindu Bramhans of the locality. 
The Pandit had gone round entire India organising 657 Vedic Yagnams over a period of two decades, to highlight the glory of Hindu traditions and to enable men to face problems. Thousands had listened to his discourses on a variety of subjects (the epics, the Puranas, the Upanishads and the Gita) for months, each lecture spreading over even three hours, with Vedic recitations preceding them. His aim was to spread Hinduism and make people understand how they can get over their anxieties by following the teachings in these works.
Kūrma Purāṇa describes the preceding battle between the Puruṣa and demonic forces in which he escapes a powerful weapon called Paśupāta and it describes how Prahlāda's brothers headed by Anuhrāda and thousands of other demons were led to the valley of death (yamalayam) by the lion produced from the body of man-lion avatar.  The same episode occurs in the Matsya Purāṇa 679, several chapters after its version of the Narasiṁha advent. 
Shri Narsinghji temple, AMER, Rajasthan
*Shri Narsinghji Temple at Gudha, Rajasthan
Shri Narsinghji Temple at Garhi, Hindon-Karoli Road, Karoli, Rajasthan
Shri Narsingh Mandir, Hasampur, Between Kotputli and neem ka thana, Rajasthan
Narsinghji Ka Mandir, Holidada, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Narsinghji Ka Mandir, Lokhotiyon Chowk, Bikaner, Rajasthan
Narsingh Mandir, Daaga Chowk, Bikaner, Rajasthan
Narsimha Mandir, Khandela, Sikar, Rajasthan
Shri khakhee jee ki bagichi,Bidasar,Churu,Rajasthan
7. Periya Malai or Kadikaachalam. approximately 555 feet high.
Moolavar : Yoga Narasimhar (Akkaarak kani)
Iruntha sayanam, Veetru iruntha thiruk kolam. ie Perumal is sitting in the lotus posture (ie. deeply meditating posture). East facing.
Thaayaar : Amirtha Valli
Theertham : Amirtha Theertham, Thakkaan Kulam, paandava theerththam Vimaanam: Simha Koshtakruthi Vimaanam, Simhaagra Vimaanam and hEma kOti vimaanam
Prathyaksham : Saptha Rishis, Vishvaamitrar, Siriya thiruvadi
It is a belief that, One, would attain Moksham simply by staying here for one Kadigai (period of time) ie approximately half hour in this shekthram. Hence it is named Thiruk kadigai. It is believed that Saint Vishvaamitrar meditated for one kadigai on Lord Narasimhar and obtained his title "Brimha Maharishi" here. The Saptha Rishis and vaamathEvar came to
this place and and started penance to have darshan of Narasimha Avathaaram, and the Lord fulfilled their wish within one kadigai of penance. Hence this hill is known as Kadikaachalam.
After conducting a Yagam in Mumbai, he came to Chennai and then proceeded to Kakinada (where he owns a house) where he suffered a massive heart attack and passed away within an hour. His father- in-law, Sri Thirukkallam Narasimha Raghavachariar, was also a reputed scholar who too died when he was 58. The world of religion and Hinduism mourns the loss of a Vedic authority and a spiritual guide in Sri Mukkur Swami's death.