Poovarasankuppam Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple :

God and Godess :

  • Lakshmi Narasimha swamy
  • Mahalakshmi Devi
  • Lord Anjaneya

Location :

Poovarasankuppam Sri Lakshmi Narashima Perumal Temple
Poovarasankuppam Village,
Kandamangalam Taluk,
Viluppuram district-605105

Timings :

  • Morning 6:00AM – 12:30PM
  • Evening 4:00PM – 8:30PM.
  • On Margazhi tamil Month
  • 4:30am – 12:30pm
  • 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Worship timing’s
  • Morning: 6.00 A.M to 12.30 P.M
  • Evening: 4.00 P.M to 8.00 P.M
  • Only in Marghazi Month
  • Morning: 4.30 A.M to 12.30 P.M
  • Evening: 4.00 P.M to 8.00 P.M

Temple History :

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Perumal Temple is located at Poovarasan Kuppam, near Villupuram (Tamil Nadu).This temple is also called as South Ahobilam. The presiding deity is Lakshmi Narasimha and his consort is Amirthavalli Thayar of Poovarasankuppam.This is one of the foremost and powerful shrines of Lord Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.This temple was built approximately 1200 years old. This is a spot where Lord is said to have given darshan to the Saptharishis along with his consort. Lord Narasimhar took an instant incarnation as human-lion God, answering the prayers of his most devote-Prahalada to slay the demon king – Hiranyakasapa. After killing the king, Lord’s anger did not subside and roamed all over India. On the Northern shore of the river South Pennai in SouthIndia known as Dakshin Pinnakini, the “Saptha Rishi’ prayed to the Lord to have his darshan. It is at a spot called Poovarasankuppam, where he gave darshan to these rishis. However, the rishis could not bear the intensity of heat emitting from the Lord and requested his consort, Lakshmi Devi, to calm him down. Goddess Amirthavalli, obliged and sat on the Lord’s lap and looked at him with one eye and the rishis with the other. This act of the Goddess Lakshmi brought a soothing and tranquil effect on the Lord. To this day, it is only at this temple in the whole world does the Lord Lakshmi Narasimhar appear in such a pose. This pose where the Goddess, looks at the bhaktas and her Lord simultaneously is believed to be having a conversation with the Lord presenting the bhakta’s petitions to him.

There is a story behind the name of this place Poovarasankuppam. One of the kings of the Pallava dynasty embraced Jainism and started destroying Vishnu and Shiva temples. People were enraged at this act and protested against the demolition of temples. The king imprisoned those who protested against him. A sage celled ‘Narahari’, who was horrified at the act, spearheaded the movement against the king and was sentenced to death. Furious at the punishment imposed on the sage, he (The Sage) cursed the king with ‘Brahma Hathi dosham’. At this juncture, the king was besieged with problems and difficulties. Finally, he repented for his sins and wanted to get rid of the curse by seeking the blessings of the sage. He went in search of Narahari. While taking a nap beneath a ‘poovarasan tree’, the Lord appeared in his dream and declared that he would be redeemed of his curse as the sage would come there to bless him. He woke up from sleep but was unable to identify the Lord. Just then a leaf from the Poovarasan tree dropped on the king. He could see the image of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha on the leaf. His happiness knew no bounds when the sage appeared in person to bless him. The king was absolved of the curse. As per the wishes of the sage, the king constructed a temple for the Lord at Poovarasan Kuppam. Narahari stayed there and propitiated the Lord.

Festivals :

  • Brahmotsavam (10days)
  • Narasimha Jayanthi
  • Vaikunta Garuda seva
  • Vasantha Utsavam
  • Nammalvar Festival
  • Thiruvan festival
  • Andal Thirvadi Festival
  • Telugu New Year
  • Panguni Uthiram

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Kaala Shanthi Pooja – 8.00 A.M. to 9 A.M.
  • Uchchi Kaala Pooja – 11.00 A.M to 12.00 P.M
  • Raakkaala Pooja – 7.30 P.M. to 8 P.M
  • Archanai Ticket – 2
  • Nei Deepam – 3
  • Sahasranaamam Archanai – 10

Nearest Temples Around Poovarasankuppam Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple :

  • Thiruvamathur Nandeeswarar Temple – Viluppuram district – 30.00 km
  • Parikkal Sri Lakshmi Narasimha murthy Temple – Viluppuram district – 39.00 km
  • Koovagam Koothandavar Temple – Viluppuram district – 47.00 km
  • Tirukoilur Ulagalantha Perumal Temple – Viluppuram district – 55.00 km
  • Chidambaram Tillai Nataraja temple – Cuddalore district – 71.00 km
  • Singavaram Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple – Viluppuram district – 72.00 km
  • Srimushnam Sri Bhoovaraha Swamy Temple – Cuddalore district – 80.00 km
  • Thirunaraiyur Soundaryeswarar Temple – Cuddalore district – 80.00 km
  • Sivapuri Uchinathar Temple – Cuddalore district – 83.00 km
  • Omampuliyur Pranavapureeswarar Temple – Cuddalore district – 84.00 km
  • Tiruvannamalai Sri Arunachaleswar Temple – Tiruvannamalai district – 86.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Varadaraja swamy temple – Kanchipuram district – 134.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Kamakshi Amman Temple – Kanchipuram district – 136.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Kumara Kottam Subramanya temple – Kanchipuram district – 137.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Ekambaranathar temple – Kanchipuram district – 137.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Sri Kailasanathar Temple – Kanchipuram district – 138.00 km
  • Tiruporur Kandaswamy Temple – Kanchipuram district – 142.00 km
  • Vallakkottai Murugan Temple – Kanchipuram district – 143.00 km
  • Sripuram Sri Lakshmi Narayani Temple – Vellore district – 164.00 km
  • Tiruthani subramanya swamy temple – Tiruvallur district – 178.00 km
  • Sholinghur Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple – Vellore district – 183.00 km
  • Salem Sugavaneshwarar Temple – Salem district – 188.00 km
  • Pancheshti Agastheeswarar temple – Tiruvallur district – 198.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Nettapakkam – 8.00 km
  • Panruti – 18.00 km
  • Villupuram / Viluppuram – 19.00 km
  • Nelli kuppam – 19.00 km
  • Cuddalore – 29.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Thiruthuraiyur – 13.00 km
  • Villupuram Jn Railway station – 17.00 km
  • Panruti – 19.00 km
  • Cuddalore – 32.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Tiruchirapally International Airport, Trichy – 181.00 km
  • Tirupati Airport, Renigunta – 273.00 km
  • Madurai Airport, Madurai – 318.00 km
  • Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore – 321.00 km
  • Coimbatore International Airport, Coimbatore – 345.00 km

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