Namakkal Narasimha Temple



The Arulmigu Narasimha Swamy Temple, also known as Namakkal Narasimha Temple, is a sight to behold. Here are some of the sightseeing places you can explore within the temple complex:

  • The Rock-Cut Idol of Lord Narasimha: This is the main attraction of the temple. The idol depicts Lord Narasimha, the half-man, half-lion incarnation of Vishnu, slaying the demon king Hiranyakashipu. The idol is carved out of a single rock face and is believed to be centuries old.

    Image of RockCut Idol of Lord Narasimha, Namakkal
  • Namagiri Amman Temple: Dedicated to Goddess Namagiri Amman, the consort of Lord Narasimha, this temple is situated within the complex of the Narasimha Swamy Temple. The architecture of this temple is also worth admiring.

    Image of Namagiri Amman Temple, Namakkal
  • Anjaneya Temple: Anjaneya, or Hanuman, the monkey god and ardent devotee of Lord Rama (another avatar of Vishnu), is believed to have worshipped Lord Narasimha here. A separate temple dedicated to Anjaneya is present within the complex.

  • General Architecture: The entire temple complex is a beautiful example of Dravidian architecture. The intricate carvings and sculptures on the pillars and gopurams (gateway towers) are a sight to behold.

In addition to the sights within the temple complex, you can also visit:

  • Namakkal Fort: Located on the same hill as the temple, Namakkal Fort is a historical monument dating back to the 17th century. It offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.

    Image of Namakkal Fort, Namakkal
  • Kolli Hills: This hill station is located around 60 km from Namakkal and is a great place to escape the heat and enjoy some scenic beauty.

    Image of Kolli Hills, Namakkal
  • Ettukai Amman Temple: This temple is dedicated to a local tribal deity and is popular among the indigenous communities of the area. It’s located around 300 meters from the parking area of the Narasimha Swamy Temple.

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  • Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple: Anjaneya, or Hanuman, is the monkey god and a ardent devotee of Lord Rama (another avatar of Vishnu). He is believed to have worshipped Lord Narasimha here. A separate temple dedicated to Anjaneya is located about 2 kilometers from the Narasimha Swamy Temple and is known for its giant idol of Anjaneya.

    Image of Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple, Namakkal
  • Ardhanareeswarar Temple, Tiruchengode: This temple, dedicated to Lord Ardhanareeswarar (half Shiva and half Parvati), is located about 35 km from Namakkal. It is known for its unique architecture and its historical significance.

    Image of Ardhanareeswarar Temple, Tiruchengode
  • Jedarpalayam Dam: This dam is located about 20 km from Namakkal and is a popular spot for picnics and boating. It offers scenic views of the surrounding hills and countryside.

    Image of Jedarpalayam Dam, Namakkal
  • Sellaiah Gounder Museum: This museum is located in Namakkal and houses a collection of artifacts related to the history and culture of the region. You can find exhibits on archaeology, anthropology, and numismatics here.

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