According to the sources connected with the history of this temple, it was originally constructed during the time of the pallava ruler, narasimhavarmanII in the 8th century. However, the pillars of the temple, especially those in the mandapa, point to this being a creation of the chola times, subsequent to the pallava era. Whatever be the exact antiquity of this temple, the fact remains that for a long time it remained neglected with many parts of the shrine in a dilapidated condition.
Luckily, enthusiastic devotees arranged for the renovation of this temple and the consecration (samprokshanam) was performed in 1983. the second samprokshanam was performed in 1994 when the flag staff(dhvajasthambam) was installed and the third samprokshanam was held in November 2007. the street leading to the temple has been known, from the Ancient history ancient times, as iyengar street, revealing that people of the srivaishnava community had settled here long bac. The entire area was known as brindaranya kshetra as there was a large tulasi garden here.
The entrance to this temple by seeing Beautiful Lakshmi Narasimha with sitting posture in the gopuram, as well as the main shrine, faces east. Worshippers enter the temple through a second mandapa named Astalakshmi Mandapa or Dwajasthamba Mantapa, spacious mandapa with the dhvajasthabam, in front of which, directly facing the main shrine, is a tiny image of sri vainateya (Periya Thiruvadi) or garuda with palms together (anjali hasta).
Enshrined in the main sanctum is very powerful image of sri lakshmi narasimha perumal, here too he is seen with goddess lakshmi seated on his left thigh. His upper hands hold the counch (sankha) and discus (chakra). His lower left hand encircles the waist of the goddess while his right hand is in the posture of assuring his devotees that he will save them from all harms (abaya hasta). Sri lakshmi narasimha perumal wears a salagrama(Mala) garland of 38 salagramas, of which 25 are sri santanagopala saligramas and the rest are sri lakshmi narayana salagramas. The deity is enshrined under the very historic beautiful ananda vimana, which was constructed before centuries ago. The Thayar in this temple was so beautiful and having blessing face, named amirthavalli thayar, while seeing this deity face, we have feel that all our sorrows might be vanished. This name relate with the kurma avatara of vishnu, lakshmi came out from Sheeraapdhi(Milk Ocean) and got pick the amirtha from the Rakshasa's and give it to the Devas. And Bhaktha Hanuman will present with small in size but beautiful look. Here he is so special because he is with Periya periya perumaal (Lord narasimha).
ENTHAI THANTHAI THANTHAI TAM MOOOTHAPPAN
EZHPADI KALL THODANGI VANDU VAZHI
VAZHI AAZH SEIKINDROM THIRUVONA THIRUVIZHAVIL
ANDIYUM POZHALUTHIL ARI URUVAGI ARIYEYEI AZITHHAVANI
PANTHANAI THERA PALLANDU PALLAYIRATH ANDU ENDRU PADUTHUME
Myself, my father, his father and grandfather for 7 generations have been rendering service to the lord who during dusk and when the asuras were strong , slew the foe hiranya taking the form of man lion . Let us pray for eternal life, for thousands of years to that lord.
“Fix your mind on Me, be devoted to Me, offer service to Me, bow down to Me, and you shall certainly reach Me. I promise you because you are very dear to Me.”
- Bhagavad Gita
Agamam and Festivals:
The temple is currently active; its rituals are conducted according to the vaikhanasa agama .
The brahmotsavam, which is celebrated in the tamil month of ani (june – july ) during sravanam asterism (nakshatra),was started in 1994.
Sri Narasimha Jayanthi may performed in Brahmatosava. Laksharchana Maha Utsavam And Thiru Kalyana maho Utsavam in the Month Of Purattasi(sep-oct).
Sammaathsara Utsavam in the Month of Panguni (Mar-apr), star of PUSHYAM Every year .
Sri Krishna Jayanthi Utsavam will be celebrated every year..
Sri Hanumath Jayanthi Utsavam.
On swathi nakshatra (THIRU NAKSHATRAM) every month, there is a procession for sri Lakshminarasimha perumal.
On pournami day every month, there is a procession for sri Lakshmi (Amirthavalli Thayar).
On Amavasya day every month, there is a procession for sri Bhakta Anchaneya Swamy.
Thiru Kaarthigai Deepotsavam every Year.
Thiru Kaarthigai Deepotsavam every Year.
A number of prayers have been written in dedication to Narasimha avatar. These include:
The Nirsimha Maha-Mantra:
Om Ugram,Veeram, MahaVishnum,
Jwalantham, Sharvatho Mukam,
Nrishimham, Bheeshanam, Bhadram,
Mrityu-Mrityum namamm yaham. "
O' Angry and brave Maha-Vishnu, your heat and fire permeate everywhere.O Lord Narasimha, you are everywhere. You are the death of death and I surrender to You."
(Daily chant this Mantra, both morning and evening with sincere thinking of Narasimha (adi-athputha) roopam on your mind. The Narasimha will take care about all problems of yours, and he will give his divine blessings, & this blessing will clear our sin's and give us a peaceful life)
Jai Sriman Narayanaa.............