At a distance of three.5 km from Sholingur Bus Station and 506 km from Vellore, Sholingur Sri Yoga Narasimha temple is a well-known temple and one of many 108 divya desams of Sri Vaishnavas.
The Yoga Narasimha temple is located on a hill referred to as Periya Malai. The presiding deity Lord Narasimha is seen right here in yogic posture. It’s situated at an altitude of about 1000 toes and one has to climb about 1300 steps to succeed in the shrine.
The Goddess of this temple is called Amirtha Valli Thayar. The distinctive function of this temple is that Lord Yoga Narasimha is seated in a yoga asana with Salagrama Hara (necklace) and Chaturbuja (4 arms). He holds Sanka and Chakra in two arms; the opposite two arms signify a meditative posture.
In accordance with legend, Narasimha is the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, after slaying the demon Hiranyakashipu, reached this hill. It’s believed that worshipping the lord at this temple would relieve the devotees from numerous illnesses, particularly those that undergo from psychological sickness and evil spirits. It’s customary for the devotees to take a shower within the temple tank referred to as Takkan Kulam or Brahma Tirtham earlier than beginning to climb the hills to have a darshan of the Lord. Doli service is offered for individuals who cannot climb the steps.
There may be additionally a temple for Sri Yoga Anjaneya on the small hill, which is about 350 toes excessive which could be reached by about 400 steps.
Narasimha Jayanthi, the beginning star of the Lord Narasimha, Chaitra Brahmotsavam and Panguni Thiru Kalyana Utsavam in March are the key festivals which are celebrated right here.
Timings: eight AM to five.30 PM