Padaladri Narasimhaswamy Temple, or Singaperumal Koil as it is popularly known, is located about 48 km south of Chennai
on the National Highway to Chengalpattu
. It is one of the famous Narasimha
temples in Tamil Nadu
This small temple located on a hillock. The hill where the temple is situated is red in color, hence the name ‘Padaladri’.
Singaperumal Koil enshrines a magnificent idol of Padaladri Narasimha. The lord's image has been carved out on the hillock itself and hence one has to complete a pradakshinam by going round the boulder. This is called Giri-valam in Tamil; ‘Giri’ means hill/mountain and ‘Valam’ is going round.
The annual Brahmotsavam held here is a major draw.
Devanathaswamy Temple situated just 3 km west of Padaladri Narasimhaswamy Temple, is worth visiting.