Parikkal Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple :

God and Godess :

  • Lakshmi Narsimha swamy
  • Lakshmi Devi (kanakavalli)

Location :

Parikkal Sri Lakshmi Narasimha murthy Temple,
Parikkal Narasimha temple, Parikkal village,
Viluppuram district-607204
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

  • Morning 6:00AM – 1:00PM
  • Evening 4:00PM – 8:00PM.
  • In Margazhi Month
  • 4:30am – 12:30pm
  • 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Temple History :

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Parikkal is an ancient temple built by Vasantharaja of Vriddachalam is one of the four Narasimha temples in the Villupuram region. Prarthana Sthalam- Debts, Enemies, and Diseases are said to go away if one offers prayers at this temple. Located around 25kms South West of Villupuram and 3kms west of the Kedilam Cross Road off the Chennai-Trichy National Highway is the1800-year-old Lakshmi Narasimha temple in Parikkal. This is one of the four Narasimha temples in this region. The others being Anthill (near Thiru Kovilur), Poovarasan Kuppam (15kms North of Panruti) and Singiri (12kms South of Pondicherry). Also, there is the Sayana Narasimha in Thiru Vathigai in Panruti.
History:

According to the history of this temple, The king Vasantharaja ruled this place with his capital at Vriddachalam and wanted to build a temple for Lord Narasimha. Constantly troubled by Parakalasura (said to be a relative of Hiranyakashipu), Vasantharaja undertook a penance here as directed by his Guru. Answering his prayers, Lord Narasimha is said to have appeared here and killed the Asura.Having only seen the destructive mood of an angry Narasimha, Vasantharaja invoked the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi to provide darshan with the Lord displaying his softer form.Having only seen the destructive mood of an angry Narasimha, Vasantharaja invoked the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi to provide darshan with the Lord displaying his softer form.Kanakavalli Thaayar is said to have sat on his lap, cooled him down and provided darshan to Vasantharaja, the Devas, and the Rishis at this place. Delighted at the darshan of Lord Narasimha in this form, Vasantharaja requested that this place is named after the asura who provided the king with the opportunity to have a darshan of the Lord.

Hence, this place was referred to as ‘Parikala’puram, which in course of time became ‘Parikkal’. While the original temple was built by Vasantharaja using red bricks, lime, and wood, it is believed to have been destroyed during the Mughal invasion. The temple that one sees today is said to have been built by Veera Narasimha of Karnataka using granites. Parikkal Lord Narasimha is said to be the Kula Deivam for the Madhwas of Karnataka.

Festivals :

  • Brahmotsavam (10 Days)
  • Narasimha Jayanthi
  • Vaikasa Garuda Seva
  • Vasanthotsavam
  • Thiruvona Festival (Aani month)
  • Navaratri festival
  • Thirupavitrotsavam
  • Doolastasavam (oonjal Festival ) 3days
  • Thirukarthigai
  • Thirumangai Alvar Festival (10days)
  • Andal Thirukalyanam

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Kalashanthi pooja 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Uchikala Pooja 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Rakkala Pooja (night time pooja) 7:30pm -8:00pm
  • Archana – Rs2/-
  • Neideepam – Rs 3/-
  • Sahasranama Archana – Rs 10/-

Nearest Temples Around Parikkal Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple :

  • Koovagam Koothandavar Temple – Viluppuram district – 6.00 km
  • Thiruvamathur Nandeeswarar Temple – Viluppuram district – 30.00 km
  • Tirukoilur Ulagalantha Perumal Temple – Viluppuram district – 31.00 km
  • Poovarasankuppam Sri Lakshmi Narashima Perumal Temple – Viluppuram district – 39.00 km
  • Singavaram Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple – Viluppuram district – 67.00 km
  • Chidambaram Anandeeswaran Temple – Cuddalore district – 78.00 km
  • Srimushnam Sri Bhoovaraha Swamy Temple – Cuddalore district – 82.00 km
  • Chidambaram Tillai Nataraja temple – Cuddalore district – 83.00 km
  • Thirunaraiyur Soundaryeswarar Temple – Cuddalore district – 84.00 km
  • Tiruvannamalai Sri Arunachaleswar Temple – Tiruvannamalai district – 87.00 km
  • Sivapuri Uchinathar Temple – Cuddalore district – 87.00 km
  • Omampuliyur Pranavapureeswarar Temple – Cuddalore district – 89.00 km
  • Siruvachur Madhura Kali Amman temple – Perambalur district – 94.00 km
  • Vadachennimalai Murugan Temple – Salem district – 101.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Varadaraja swamy temple – Kanchipuram district – 149.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Kamakshi Amman Temple – Kanchipuram district – 151.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Kumara Kottam Subramanya temple – Kanchipuram district – 151.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Ekambaranathar temple – Kanchipuram district – 152.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Sri Kailasanathar Temple – Kanchipuram district – 152.00 km
  • Salem Sugavaneshwarar Temple – Salem district – 157.00 km
  • Tiruporur Kandaswamy Temple – Kanchipuram district – 157.00 km
  • Vallakkottai Murugan Temple – Kanchipuram district – 158.00 km
  • Sripuram Sri Lakshmi Narayani Temple – Vellore district – 166.00 km
  • Karuvalli Prasanna Venkata Ramana Temple – Salem district – 190.00 km
  • Tiruthani subramanya swamy temple – Tiruvallur district – 193.00 km
  • Mecheri Bhadrakali amman Temple – Salem district – 194.00 km
  • Sholinghur Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple – Vellore district – 198.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Ulundurpet – 18.00 km
  • Panruti – 23.00 km
  • Villupuram / Viluppuram – 25.00 km
  • Nelli kuppam – 37.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Parikkal – 2.00 km
  • Ulundurpet – 16.00 km
  • Panruti – 23.00 km
  • Villupuram Jn Railway station – 28.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Tiruchirapally International Airport, Trichy – 148.00 km
  • Chennai International Airport,Chennai. – 172.00 km
  • Madurai Airport,Madurai – 286.00 km
  • Tirupati Airport,Renigunta – 288.00 km
  • Kempegowda International Airport,Bangalore. – 302.00 km
  • Coimbatore International Airport,Coimbatore – 312.00 km
  • Cochin International Airport,Cochin/kochi – 473.00 km

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