Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu Shiva located in Narasinganpettai in Thiruvidaimarudur Taluk in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. The Temple is situated on the banks of Veera Cholan River. This Temple is famous for Kariya Siddhi Anjaneya Shrine in its premises.
Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple Thanjavur Legends
As per legend, Lord Vishnu was afflicted with Brahmmahathi dosha for killing Hiranyakasipu. He meditated on Lord Shiva at Suyambu Natha Swamy Temple here to get relief from Brahmmahathi dosha. Hence, Narasimha can be seen sitting in meditative posture in this temple. Hence, the place came to be called as Narasimhapuram and later got corrupted to Narasinganpettai.
Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple Thanjavur History
The Temple is believed to be around 1000 years old and extensively renovated byVijayanagara Kings.
This Temple is facing towards east. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Sanctum, Ardha Mandapam, Maha Mandapam and Mukha Mandapam. Presiding Deity is called as Yoga Narasimha Swamy and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum seated in Yoga (meditative) posture. He is four armed holding Shanka and Chakra in two hands and other two hands are in Yoga Mudra. Utsava Idol is Prahalada Varadar with Sridevi and Bhoodevi.
Garudalwar can be seen in front of the sanctum. There is a shrine for Kariya Siddhi Anjaneya in the prakaram.There is unique practice of offering coconuts to Anjaneya here. Devotees need to bring the coconuts and the temple officials mark the coconut with a number, then they note the marked number in a ledger.Then, devotees lit three deepas, offer one at Anjaneya Shrine, the remaining two at Sanctum and then return to Anjaneya shrine.
The priests return the coconut to the devotee. Then, devotees need to circumbulate Anjaneya shrine with coconut for 11 times and Narasimha Shrine for 3 times. Devotees tie the coconut in the temple premises. It is believed that the wishes made during the circumbulation will be fulfilled in 11 weeks. Once, their wish is fulfilled, they need to untie the coconut and perform archana at Anjaneya shrine.
Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 09.00 to 01.00 pm am 04.00 pm to 07.00 pm.
Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple Festivals
Narasimha Jayanti, Saturdays, Swathi Nakshatra days,Amavasai and Pournami are the festivals celebrated here.
Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple Prayers
People pray to Lord Narasimha to get relief from black magic effects and relief from incurable diseases. Devotees offer Panakam (his favourite neivedyam) to Lord Narasimha.
How to Reach Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple Thanjavur?
The Temple is located at about I Km from Narasinganpettai Railway Station, 4 Kms from Thiruvavaduthurai, 8 Kms from Thiruvidaimaruthur, 16 Kms from Kumbakonam, 17 Kms from Kumbakonam Railway Station, 17 Kms from Kumbakonam Bus Stand, 18 Kms from Mayiladuthurai Junction Railway Station, 21 Kms from Mayiladuthurai, 56 Kms from Thanjavur and 108 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple is situated on Kumbakonam to Mayiladuthurai route. The Temple is situated opposite to Narasinganpettai Mariamman Koil Bus Stop. Buses plying between Kumbakonam and Mayiladuthurai stops in Narasinganpettai.