Sholinghur Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Lakshmi Narasimha swamy
  • Yoga Anjaneya
  • Andal Thirupavai

Location :

Sholinghur Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple
Sannathi Street, Sholinghur(Town), Walaja(Taluk),
Vellore district – 631102
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

Morning 8:00AM – Evening 5:30PM

Temple History :

Sholinghur or CholaSimhapuram is anciently known as Thirukadigai. This fact is evident from the sacred poems of the Third Thiruvanthathi of Peyalvar and from ThirumangaiAlvar. The name of this place is Kadighachalam as known from ancient legend. Kadiga is the name of a space of Time.Achalam is Hill. Lord Narasimha gave Mukti to Prahalathan by appearing in Yoga. Hence this place is known as Kadigachalam. Since Peyalvar worshiped this place by his Pasuram, this is one of the oldest Temple.Karikal Cholan of Chola dynasty divided his country into 48 divisions of which one is known as Kadigai Nadu. Kadiga is known as the place of Learning. Please note the name Kanchi Kadigai.Since Veda and other rare arts are taught in this place, this is known as Kadigachalam. Vaishnava teachers called this as Cholasimhapuram.It is known from the inscription that the temple is an ancient one.
History:

During Vijayanagara regime Erumbi is famous. Swami Dhoddachar is the main person for the development of Sholinghur.Sri Acharya Swami, a renowned educationist with the help of Vijayanagara Kings abolished the forest and established the present Sholinghur.The Temple is in the midst of the Town with a Tank and Car Mandapam. From the records, it is known that the Temple is renovated during 1588. A.D Swami’s ardent devotees M/s. Thakkan Reddy and Mudaliandan make some renovations under the able guidance of Swamiji. They have the right to take the Vahanams during Brahmotsavam. After the completion of the procession, they have the right to receive the honor next to the Acharya.There is an inscription of the 14th century in the Big Hill and another of the 17th century in Small Hill and also an inscription in the Telugu Language. There is a small window opposite to Lord Narasimha Shrine at Big Hill, through which the Lord give darshan to Yoga Anjaneya at Small Hill. Yoga Narasimhar is facing east and the Small Hill is at the eastern side of the Big Hill.Swamy Dhottachar used to worship Lord Varadaraja Perumal of Kanchi on the third day of Brahmotchavam every year. Once he was not able to visit Kanchi and thus missed the Seva. The worried Dhottachar offered prayers to Lord Varadharajar sitting on the banks of Brahma Theertham at Sholinghur.Lord Varadarajar of Kanchi, pleased by the prayers of Swamy Dhottachar, appeared before him on Garuda Vahanam (Mount). This incident resulted in a ritual called Dhottachar Seva performed on the third day of Brahmmotchavam at Kanchi Varadarajar .

Festivals :

  • Brahmothsavam – Chithirai
  • Narasimha Jayanthi – Vaikasi
  • Vaikasi Garuda seva – Vaikasi
  • Aadi Kesava Perumal – Aani
  • Vasantha Uthsavam – Vaikasi
  • Nammalvar festival – Vaikasi
  • Aani Garuda seva – Aani
  • Aadi Kesava Perumal – Aani
  • Thiruvona festival – Aani
  • Andal Thiruvadipora – Aadi
  • Gajendra Motcham – Aadi
  • Garuda seva – Aadi
  • Jeshtapishekam – Aadi
  • Thirupavithrothsavam – Avani
  • SriJayanthi – Avani
  • Navarathri Uthsavam – Purattasi
  • Dolothsavam oonjal – Iyppasi
  • Manavala Mamunigal – Iyppasi
  • Deepavali & Vana Bhojanam – Iyppasi
  • Karthigai festival – Karthigai
  • Festival of light – Karthigai
  • Anumath Jayanthi – Karthigai
  • Thirumangai Alvar festival – Karthigai
  • Vaikunta Ekadasi – Marghazi
  • Pakal pathu – Marghazi
  • Rappathu Uthsavam – Marghazi
  • Padi Uthsavam – Marghazi
  • Andal Thirukalyanam – Thai
  • Western Paarivethai – Thai
  • Giri Prathakshanam – Thai
  • Thaipoosam – Thai
  • Float festival – Thai
  • Sri Dhottachariar Annual birth celebration – Masi
  • Dhavana Uthsavam – Masi
  • Masi Float festival – Masi
  • Telugu new years day – Panguni
  • Panguni Uthiram – Panguni
  • Thirukalyanam in the big temple – Panguni

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Thirumajanam Abhishekam – 9:00AM – 11:00AM
  • Prarthana Utsavam – 4:00PM
  • Nitya Padipooja
  • Prasadams – Cost
  • Laddu 100 Nos – 1300
  • Jura – ¼ Thaligai – 450
  • Sweet pongal ¼ Thaligai – 210
  • Pulliyodari ¼ Thaligai – 120
  • Thadiyodanam ¼ Thaligai – 125
  • Dal Pongal ¼ Thaligai – 170
  • Payasam ¼ Thaligai – 220
  • Vadai ¼ Thaligai – 100
  • Panagam ¼ Thaligai – 40
  • Vadai Mala – 190

Nearest Temples Around Sholinghur Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple :

  • Tirumala – Venkateswara swamy temple – 102 km
  • Tirupati – Kodandarama swamy temple – 80 km
  • Tirupati – Iskon temple – 84 km
  • Tirupati – Govindaraja temple – 80 km
  • Tirupati – Kapila Thirtham temple – 115 km
  • Tiruchanur – Padmavathi temple – 90 km
  • Sripuram – Golden temple – 62 km
  • Kanipakam – Vinayaka temple temple – 43 km
  • Theerthamalai – Theerthagiriswarar temple – 166 km
  • Athiyaman kottai – Kalabhairavar temple – 223 km
  • Tiruvanmalai city – Arunachalam temple – 120 km
  • Tirukkoyilur – Ulagalanatha perumal temple – 153 km
  • Cheyyar(Town) – Vedapureeswarar temple – 69 km
  • Kancheepuram – Varadaraja perumal temple – 70 km
  • Vallakottai – Subramanya swamy temple – 102 km
  • Thiruporur – Kanda swamy temple – 130 km
  • Kancheepuram(Kumarakottam) – Subramanya swamy temple – 63 km
  • Kancheepuram – Ekambaranathar temple – 62 km
  • Kancheepuram – Kailasanathar temple – 63 km
  • Kancheepuram – Kamakshi temple – 63 km
  • Parikkal – Lakshmi Narasimha temple – 197 km
  • Koovagam – Koothandavar temple – 177 km
  • Singavaram – Ranganatha temple – 108 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Sholinghur – 3 km
  • Arcot – 28 km
  • Tiruttani – 30 km
  • Arakkonam – 29 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Sholinghur – 16 km
  • Tiruttani – 29 km
  • Arakkonam – 30 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Coimbatore – 445 km
  • Chennai – 107 km
  • Madhurai – 435 km
  • Thiruchirapalli – 307 km

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