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Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar temple
Moolavar: Narasimhar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Alarmel Mangai
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: Narasimha theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Keezhapavur
  District: Tirunelveli
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January, Narasimha Jayanthi, Purattasi Saturdays in September-October, Swathi star days are the festivals of the temple. Pradosham (13th day from new moon or full moon day) is also observed with special pujas.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Presiding deity appears ferociously with 16 hands destroying demon Hiranya.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.  
  Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple, Keezhapavur, Tirunelveli district.  
  +91- 94423 30643 
 General Information:

Narasimha Perumal graces in sitting form facing west.  The sanctum sanctorum is small in size as in cave temples.  Lord Prasanna Venkatachalapathi with Mother Alarmel Mangai graces facing east in front of the temple.  The sacred spring in the temple is praised as Narasimha theertham.


People appeal to Lord Narasimha for relief from debt burdens and for marriage to happen standing delayed due to some reason or other.

Thanks giving:
  Devotees light ghee lamps and circumambulate the prakara 16 times offering Panaka, a sweet drink as nivedhana. They perform abishek with milk and green coconut on Swati star days and on Pradosham days. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

Presiding deity Lord Narasimha appears ferociously with 16 hands killing demon Hiranya.  He is holding Hiranya on His left lap.  While four hands are tearing his belly, two are pulling the veins.  Other hands are holding various weapons including His discus.  Maharshis Kashyapa and Narada, Varuna, Sukosha and others are standing nearby worshipping the Lord.  An umbrella symbolizing Dharma above the head and two fans known as Ven Samaram are around the Lord.

  Temple History:

Maharshis Kashyapa and Narada, Varuna and Sukosha prayed to Lord to grant them His Narasimha darshan.  They were advised to perform penance on the banks of River Chitra and assured darshan at an appropriate moment.  They followed Lord’s advice devotionally.  The heat of their penance reached Lord’s Abode Vaikunta.  They heard the roaring of a lion during the Pradosha time – i.e. 4.30 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.  The lost themselves seeing the Lord roaring and enjoyed the darshan.


Later, a temple was built at the spot.  As Lord appeared ferociously, the place was reduced to ashes.  To bring down the fury of the Lord and make Him pleasing, devotees installed Mahalakshmi on His chest.

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