Singarkudi temple is located in Singiri kudi, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu and Lord Narasimha Swamy is the presiding deity with his consort Sri Kanakavalli Thayar. He was also called Abhisupakkam. Singirikudi Narasimha Swamy temple is one among the 4 Narasimha temples in this region. The others temples are Anthili, Poovarasan Kuppam and Parikkal. This place is located 6 km from Pondicherry on the Pondy – Cuddalore bus line. The ancient name for this place is Krishnaranya Kshetram, although people popularly know it as Singarkoil. Vimanam is Paavana Vimanam. There are five teertam they are Jamadagni teertam, Indra teertam, Bhargava teertam, Vaamana teertam and Garuda teertam.
Singirikudi Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy has six hands. The Lord holds:
Banner, Sudarsana chakra, Hand Dagger, Arrow, Severing the demon’s head, Knife, Holding down Hiranyakasipu’s leg, Tearing out Hiranyakasipu’s intestines with the right hands.
Holding up a garland of demon’s intestines, Conch, Shield, Bow, Mace, Severed head, Pressing down Hiranyakasipu’s head, Tearing out Hiranyakasipu’s intestines with the Left hands.
Singirikudi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Timings:
Morning: 7:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Evening: 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Note: Singirikudi temple timings may change on Festival and special days.
Singirikudi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple History:
Prahalada is said to have come here to seek the blessings of Lord Narasimha Swamy. According to legend, Nimi Chakravarthy of the Surya dynasty thought of executing Yagna to get more powers. He asked Sage Vasishta to perform Yagna to get more powers than Lord Indra. The Sage replied that he will not be available for Yagna. King then approached Sage Kousika to perform the Yagna. Yagna has been successfully completed.
Upon his return, sage Vasishta knew that King was going ahead and performing the Yagna without his presence. The sage became angry because the king had not come to receive him and cursed the king that his body and his soul will separate. The king who obtained powers from the Yagna curses Sage in return with the same curse.
Nimi Chakravarthy was not interested in reviving his life and expressed his desire to have Darshan from Lord Narasimha through the devotees.
According to Brahma’s instructions, sage Vasishta did penance here for Lord Narasimha and freed himself from the curse.
Singirikudi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Festivals:
Narasimha Jayanthi Brahmotsavam Celebrated for Ten days
Theerthavari is celebrated in Masi Magam
Pavithra Utsavam is celebrated in Aipasi
Garuda Seva in the evening of the day and Theerthavari on Mattupongal day
How to Reach Singirikudi Narasimha Swamy Temple:
The nearest airport is at Lawspet, Puducherry which is 14.3 Km away from Singirikudi temple.
The nearest railway station is Puducherry which is 15 Km away from Singirikudi temple.
Direct buses are available from Pondicherry to Cuddalore. While on the way get down at Thavalai Kuppam.
From ThavalaKuppam it is just 3 km to the temple.
Singirikudi Lakshmi Narasimha Temple Address:
Tamil Nadu – 605007.