Anthili Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple is located 195 km southwest of Chennai, opposite the SH7 of Villupuram-Thiru Kovilur, on the banks of the Pennai River. This Lakshmi Narasimha temple is a 1600 years old temple in Anthili, Villupuram, Tamilnadu. This is one of the four Narasimha temples in this region, the others are found in Parikkal, Poovarasan Kuppam, Singiri and it is one of the eight prominent Narasimha temples of Tamil Nadu which are located at Namakkal, Sholingur, Singaperumal Koil and Sinthalavadi. Puranas says that Lord Vishnu gave darshan to Garuda in the form of Narasimha Swamy in these temples.
This Narasimhar temple is built on a rock in Garuda shape which is visited and worshipped by great sages and Mahatmas. It should also be noted that the rays of the Sun God fall on the divinity who presides 365 days a year.
Those who face the burden of debt and the threat of enemies, obstacles in marriage, childless parents, eye diseases and mental illnesses, pray to Lord Narasimha in this temple.
Anthili Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple Hours:
Morning: 6:00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Evening: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Anthili Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple History:
Lord Narayana comes to the rescue of His true devotees without any delay. He took the Narasimha Avatar (incarnation) to protect His devotee Prahladha from the hands of his father Hiranya. In his swift action, he did not wait for his vehicle Garuda but appeared instantly from a pillar and protected Prahladha. Garuda was annoyed as this was the first time that the Lord left him behind and ran so fast. He wanted to know whether he had committed anything wrong incurring the wrath of the Lord and came to Earth. He felt much distressed even then.
Finally, he came to Andhili situated on the banks of River Thenpennai, venerated as Dakshina Pinahini, came to a rock and started intense penance without food and water. The heat of the penance showed its might both in Vaikundam the abode of Lord Vishnu and at Kailash the abode of Lord Shiva. All the Devas (inhabitants of the celestial world) ran to Lord Narayana for protection from the heat of Garuda’s penance.
Lord Narayana appeared before Garuda and lauded his penance and offered a boon of his choice. Garuda said, “My Lord, You rushed to protect Prahladha in a Narasimha form. I want to have your Narasimha darshan and you should protect all on earth the same way you did for the little boy.” Garuda got the boon. Based on this event, the temple is built here for Lord Narasimha with Sri Mahalakshmi sitting on His lap.
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How to Reach Anthili Lakshmi Narasimha Temple:
Anthili temple is about 3.5 KM from Aragandanallur, 203 KM from Chennai, 37 KM from Thiruvannamalai, 35.2 KM from Villupuram.
Buses ply every half hour between Villupuram and Thiru Kovilur Divya Desam. One can get down at Arakandanallur Police Station (2kms before Thiru Kovilur) and walk one km or take an auto.
Anthili Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple Festivals:
Swathi Star days
Anthili Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple Address:
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