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Yoga Narasimha Temple




Yoga Narasimha Temple is a famous cave temple situated at Narasingam, about 8 km from Madurai on the way to Melur. The temple enshrines a 6 ft tall idol of Lord Narasimha, the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The idol of the deity is about and is seen in a standing posture with Sudarshana Chakra and Panchajanya in upper two hands, the left lower hand holds the Gathai and the right is in the Abhaya Hastha posture. The temple has a separate shrine for Goddess Narasimhavalli.

Yoga Narasimha Temple was built by Maran Kari, a minister for the then Pandya king Jatila Varman, also known as Komaran Sadaiyan. The temple has many inscriptions in ancient Tamil, Brahmi and Vattezhuthu. The temple also features a Mahamandapam, Garuda Mandapam and Mukhamandapam of the Pandya period.

Madurai Junction Railway Station is the nearest railhead.



Updated on 2nd October, 2005
District: Madurai
Location: Narasingam
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