Melkote Cheluvanarayana swamy temple and Yoga Narasimha temple

Cheluvanarayana Swami Temple

Chevulavanarayana Swami and Thayar

About the Temple

The main deity of the Cheluvanarayana temple in the yadavagiri hills here is Lord Tirunarayana or Cheluvanarayana. The utsavar here is called as Sampath Kumaran, Ramapriya and Selva Pillai. The temple has three important crowns namely Vairamudi, Raja Mudi which is a gold crown having precious stones given by Raja Wodeyar and Krishnaraja mudi. The Vairamudi festival is an annual affair and is held during the months of March and April. People from all over Karnataka state flock to Melkote to have darshan of the lord adorned with the diamond crown.

Sri Ramanujacharya stayed in Melkote for 14 years and the place is one of the three important places dedicated to this acharya of Vaishnavas. The place is an abhimana sthalam .

How to Reach

Melkote is about 140 kms from Bangalore and around 50 kms from Mysore. It is situated in Mandya district of Karnataka, India.

Nearest Rail head- Mysore
Nearest station: Mandya
Nearest Airport- Bangalore


                                       View of Pushkarni from Yoga Narasimha Swami Temple

The huge pond of the temple is known as Kalyani Theertam


Cheluva Narayanaswami
Yadugiri Nachiyar
Ramanuja (Thamar ungandha tirumeni)
Paramapada Natha (Alvar sannidhi)
Pillai LokacharyaYoga Narasimha Swami Temple

Yoga Narasimha swami temple on hill is believed to be installed by Prahalada. The view from the top is breathtaking and the entire town of Melkote looks amazing from this temple.

Yoga Narasimha Swami

View from Yoga Narasimha Swami Temple

Temples in proximity

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1 comment:

Hema said...

Vairamudi sevai is very famous.. my father got a chance to have this darshan. and ramanujar jayanthi was celebrated grandly.. got a chance to watch the live telecast.. i try to visit sriperambadur(Ramanujar Birthplace) whenever time permits..

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