- Yoga Narasimha Temple
made of either stone or wood, metal or crystal do shut the mouths of voluble
atheists, and effect better cure than any system of medicine practised then or
now. In the east or west too. This immutably, imperishable universal truth is
exemplified at the divya sannidhis of Yoga Anjaneya and Yoga Narasimha Temples
at a place once called Ghatikachalam, and Sholingar now. Famous as one of the
108 Divya Desas, this holy kshetra has been warding off the evil spirits,
harassing the ill-starred individuals since Tretayuga. Victims of witch-craft
and unfortunate preys of devils or dreadful diseases are thronging at this
little temple village called Kondapalem.
has an awe-some long history that carved a special niche in the temple that
Bharat is. These two temples - Yoga Anjaneyaswamy lying on the small hill and
Yoga Narasimha on the big hill have been rendering incalculable service to the
possessed by mere worship and Seva lasting for 12 - 48 days. The peculiarity
deserving mention is the Lord, if satisfied with
the seva, appears to them in dream and talks in cryptic language, , besides
giving specific instructions for total relief from the evil spirits or incurable
diseases. The unfortunate possessed, failing to get relief from any source and
discarded by physicians and bhutavaidyas go over here and start sevas as
enjoined by the local pundits.
Sevarthis have to observe certain austerities, like waking up early and taking
cold water bath: ascending the hill and circumambulating the garbhagriha of
Anjaneya or Narasimhaswamy for about 108 times, chanting the name of GOD
throughout, which may take 2 to 3 hours. After that they offer prayers to the
Lords and descend. Taking simple vegetarian food they rest for sometime. Again
they start at 3.30 pm. seva in the similar manner. Those who offer prayers and
seva to Lord Narasimha in the morning go to Anjaneyaswamy in the evening and
vice versa. They also visit local temples, like Durga, Krishna and Anjaneya
situated in a radius of half a kilometer. And then they go to bed with light
tiffin after some congregational bhajans. 'This is all they have to and are
expected to do. Done this to the satisfaction of the Lords, they will be
relieved of the evil effects of spirits and dreadful diseases. Some do this
likewise only for a few days and get liberated and in some cases it takes
months. Sure one is cured, if he does this seva spending nothing and striving
nothing, but obtaining full cure of the ailment affecting mind, body or soul
with the boundless mercy of the Lords. There are many mini-shrines adorned with
in both the temples.
The Goddess is called Amruthavalli Thayar, the thirtha called Amrutha and the
Vimana, Simhakoshta kruthi. In addition, there is another Narasimhaswamy temple
in Sholingar. Its architectural beauty and sanctity pleases the soul and feast
the eyes. A miss-not treasure. A visit- worthy kshetra.
reveals his infinite compassion by calling the devotees to come to his sannidhi
with a characteristic gesture. This chaturbhuja Narasimha image flanked by
Sridevi and Bhudevi looks extremely enticing. A rarity no where found in India.
The priest grows eloquent saying that this august deity is called "Koopittu
It lies 3 km off Sholingar, the taluq headquarters town in North Arcot district
of Tamil Nadu, accessible by bus.