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Narasimha Temple

Narasimha Temple lies on a small hillock at Pazhaiya Seevaram in Kanchipuram.

Lord Vishnu, who is worshipped here as Sri Lakshmi Narasimha, is seen with the Goddess sitting on his left lap. He is worshipped as Ugra Narasimha and is Santha Swaroopa (peaceful form) here. The Lord is over six feet and is adorned with a five yards by three yards pathaaru (dhoti) and angavastra (a scarf tied around the shoulders).

There is a separate shrine for the Goddess Ahobalavalli Thayar. She is adorned with the traditional nine yards sari. There are separate shrines for Andal, the Azhwars and Desikar. Inscriptions of the 11th century are found here.

The hill temple is visited by Lord Varadaraja of Kanchipuram on the day following Makara Sankranti, and this festival is known as Pazhaiya Seevaram Paarivettai (Royal Hunt).

Updated on 21st April, 2015
District: Kanchipuram
Location: Kanchipuram

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