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Narasimhaswamy temple in Namakkal, a district in Tamil Nadu, is an astonishing temple with charismatic architecture. The main deity of the temple is Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The temple is situated on the Salem - Namakkal - Trichy route and was built in the Dravidian and Rock-cut architectural styles.

The temple's myth revolves around Narasimha, who appeared for Lakshmi, his consort, and Hanuman. Historians estimate that the temple was constructed in the 8th century by the Pandya Kings based on its architectural elements. 

This magnificent temple is skillfully carved out of the hillside on the slopes of Namakkal Fort. Follow the wide corridor lined with pillared hallways to the temple's heart, where you'll be greeted by a magnificent sitting image of Lord Asanamurthi. Consider the intricate details of the conch and chakra in his hands, as well as the two separate images of the Sun and Moon depicted beneath his feet. It's a truly hypnotic experience you won't want to miss!

You can witness the intricate beauty of the Trimurti Sthalam here. While exploring the temple, you'll come across a one-of-a-kind pendant portraying the beautiful Goddess Lakshmi. On either side of Narasimha Swamy, who is still in his fierce form, are the calming figures of Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma. This intriguing temple is known for its devotion to the Trimurti and includes sanctuaries dedicated to the Goddesses Namagiri Thayar and Lakshmi Narayana. Make time to visit Lord Ranganatha's shrine, which is located above the main temple. Come and feel the awe and devotion of this holy place.

The procession of the deities through the streets takes place during the annual 15-day Panguni Uthiram festival, which is held in the months of March and April. The temple is open from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:30 to 8:00 pm. 

 

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