- Narasimha Devalaya
Inscrutable are the ways of gods, and mysterious are the whims of mortals, who dream and install the deities in the open and
amidst strange places, as exemplified by the installation of Mother Kali's image on a tree in Bengal. It is worshipped with all
paraphernalia, as done to the deities in the temples, despite placed atop the trunk and surrounded by water moreover. In the
down South too, here are some examples of the icons of the worshipful deities are installed on the branches of trees. In the
village Soorapalli, the image of Lord Narasimha is installed on the branches of a tree.
This place of worship sans a mandir with roofs and doors or other indispensable parts is luring, nay lifting the duhkartis to
such incredible degree of importance that the listeners lose no time to deciding to visit for momentary pleasure and
permanent expiation of sins. That is the glory of Hinduism that alone raised it to the pinnacle of fame.
It lies in a village, accessible by bus from Jamkandi, or the near about towns of Bijapur district of Karnataka state.