About the temple
Located close to Chennai, Sholingur Sri Yoga Narasimhar temple is among the 108 divya desams of Sri Vaishnavas. Thirukadigai or Sholingur is among the Thondai Naatu divyadesams. The presiding deity is Sri Yoga Narasimhar. There are two hills here- Big hill called periya malai and Small hill called Chinna malai in tamil.
About the big hill : The presiding deity is Sri Yoga Narasimhar and one has to climb almost 1300 steps to reach the shrine. The utsavar deity Sri Bhaktavatsala perumal presides in the temple below the hill in the town.
About the small hill: The presiding deity of the small hill is Sri Yoga Anjaneya and there are 407 steps to the shrine. There are also shrines to Sri Ranganathar and Sri Ramar.
The main temple tank is called Takkan kulam or Brahma theertham. There is a huge hanuman statue and an arch welcoming the devotees there.
How to reach
3. Drive via Bangalore Highway to Kaveripakkam and from there reach Sholingur.
Ample Car parking space is available near the temple.
Big hill :
Sri Yoga Narasimhar
Lakshmi Narasimhar, Chakratazhwar, Kannan, Adiseshan and Garudazhwar
Namazhwar, Ramanujar, Senaimudalvar and Saptha Rishis
Small hill :
Sri Yoga Chaturbuja Anjaneyar
Bala Ranganathar with Sridevi Bhoodevi
Sri Ramar with Sita, Lakshman, Chakratazhwar, Navaneeta Krishna
It is believed that any person visiting the temple and spending 24 minutes on the hill will attain moksham.
The Lord is said to cure the devotees of Mental disability and chronic diseases.
There is a small window in the big hill temple from where Lord Narasimha gives darshan to Lord Anjaneya on the small hill.
The Lord is referred to as Takkan by Namazhwar in the paasuram wherein Takkan means the Lord who has the right to fulfill all the wishes of the devotees.
It is considered auspicious to go for a Girivalam around the hill on Pournami days.
Temple timings, where to stay
The temple is open from 8 am to 5 pm on normal days and the timings vary on festival and special ocassions. There are lot of mutts and rooms available for devotees to stay.
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