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.