Narasingapalli Lord Narasimhadeva Temple Darsana Times: usually 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Narasingapalli Narasimhadeva Temple Deity:
The Presiding Deity is Lord Narasimhadeva with Hiranyakasipu on his lap and Prahlada at his feet. This self-manifest deity dates back to Satya-yuga.
Narasingapalli Narasimhadeva Temple History:
This Temple has been famous since Satya-yuga when Lord Narsimhadeva came here to rest and wash the blood of his hands after giving his mercy to Prahlada by killing his demon father Hiranyakasipu.
Knowing that Lord Narasimha had come to take rest here, all the demigods, including Brahma, built their houses here and thus created a village on the banks of Mandakini river and all devoted themselves to the service of the Lord. Since then, this place has been known as Narasimha-ksetra. Previously, there were many hillocks where the houses of Brahma, Suryadeva, Ganesa and Indra were located. Now there are only hillocks, but you can see many stones around which lie the ruins of the temples of different demigods.
Lord Narasimhapalli Narasimha is also said to have washed his hands in the pool next to the temple. This location marks the outer boundary of Navadvipa-dhama which extends up to 32 miles.
According to the Scriptures, this village of Navadvipa, called Sri Narasimhakshetra, is very purifying. Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and his associates came here regularly to speak about Lord Nrsimha-katha and to practice sankirtan.
Narasingapalli interesting Points:
- The Bhaktivedanta Swamt Charity Trust had built the kirtana hall.
- This temple is located on the eastern and southern boundaries of Navadvipadhama and is known by the names of Narasimha Puri and Devapalli. It is famous since Satya-yuga when Narasimhadeva came to rest here after killing the demon Hiranyakasipu.
- Next to the temple three is a lake left by the Mandakini River which flowed here at the time. When Lord Narasimhadeva arrived here, he drank the fresh waters of this river to refresh himself and also washed Hiranyakasipu's blood from his hands.
- The demigods followed Narasimhadeva here, built great palaces, and worshiped him with great devotion. The changing course of the Mandakini River covered the demigod's palaces and destroyed them, leaving only the hills surrounding this area.
How to Reach Narasingapalli Temple:
Once you arrive at Nabadwip Dham station, you must take a rikshaw to Mayapur Ghat then embark on a boat to cross the Ganges to reach Hular Ghat in Mayapur. You can also take a boat on the Jalangi River to Swarupa Ganj. From there you can take a bicycle rickshaw.