Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple is located in the heart of the town of Thalassery, Kannur district of Kerala. The temple and prathishta face north, which is a unique feature. The temple was constructed in 1831 AD. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is the presiding deity in this Vishnu temple.
At the entrance a Copper clad Dhwaja Stambha or Flag staff where the temple flag is hoisted during Brahma Rathotsava. Main festivals celebrated in this temple are Brahma Rathotsava, Karthik Pournami and Navarathri. All the sevas are performed by hereditary Goud Saraswat Brahmin priests, they are performing the services for generations. Only these priests have the right to touch and offer services to the Lord these Archakas are called Bhat.
Thalassery Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple Timings: 9:00 AM To 4:00 PM
Thalassery Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple History
A small group of Goud Saraswat Brahmans shifted from Goa to Tellichery in the second half of the 17th century and at the beginning of the 18th century, they built a small shrine dedicated to Lord Kodanda Rama, in the town of Tellichery.
A wealthy Goud Saraswat Brahmans merchant named Devdas Bhandari presented the idol of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy to the shrine in the early 19th century. An appropriate temple was built on the site of the ancient sanctuary in 1831. This prathishta was performed by His Majesty Srimad Sumatheendra Tirtha Swamiji in 1831 AD at Samvatrasra Vaishaka mass Shukla Panchami, Monday Punarvasu Nakshtra from the Shaka era. H.H. Srimad Sumatheendra Tirtha was the fifteenth pontiff of Sri Kashi Mutt Samsthan, Varanasi. In addition to the main deity of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, the deities of Lord Kodanda Rama, Venkaramana were installed with their divine consorts of Sri Devi and Bhoomi Devi.
At the highest level of the center is Lord Sri Lakshmi Narasimha, flanked by Sri Pattabhi Narasimha and Veera Vittala on each side. On the second level are Lord Kodanda Rama, Sita Devi and Lakshmana, on each side of this group are Lord Hayagriva, Lord Varadaraja with his wives and Gopalkrishna. At the lowest level are Lord Venkataramana and his divine consorts Sri Devi and Bhoodevi. On either side of this group are Sri Hanuman and Sri Garuda; The Naga saligramas and devatas are installed in a separate Peetha under the Simhasana.
Thalassery Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple Sub Deities:
The idol of Lord Venkataramana is used as the Uthsava Vigraha for Uthsavas.
Thalassery Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple Address:
Near Bank Of India Branch,
Kerala – 670101
Phone: 0490 232 6244