there is one place in Hindu India, where the divine ordinance of changing the
outer garment once a year is in force. That injunction came from no other than
Sri Varahanarasimhaswamy, the presiding deity of the holy Simhachala temple
existing from Kritayaga. The same icon was installed and adored with
unprecedented devotional fervor by Prahlada,the immortal Balabhagavathothama,
son of Hiranyakasip. The archamurti of the temple ordained that chandanalankara
-thick Armour like coat of sandal paste acting as outfit, be removed only once a
year, and only then his Nijaurpa is to be seen. It is a very grandiose occasion.
when lakhs visit and special pujas are offered with unparalleled devotional
ardor. The whole temple overflows with huge crowds coming for darsan from far
off places., it is a red letter day in
the temple calendar and Narasimhopasakas await it counting days for occurrence
after completion. Does it not reflect the glory of the Lord and the significance
of the occasion?