'Thirumana Thiruthalangal', is a book written by Ms.Meera Nagarajan, the Managing Director and CEO of the company. The published chapters from the book narrate the importance on worshipping at various temples that are known to bless for an early marriage to a bride or groom.

Sri Yoga Narasimhar - Sholingur

Sri Yoga Narasimhar - Sholingur

Om Namo Narayanaya Namaha:

The purpose of Narasimha avtar was to destroy evil and establish good. Lord Vishnu took this avtar to kill Hiranya, who had the boon of shield from death by the hands of humans or any weapon or by anything. Narasimha, who is a Rudramurthy, has been portrayed as a Santhamurthy at the Sholingar Yoga Narasimha temple in Kadikachalam. Devotees throng the temple during the Tamil month of Karthikai.

Location of the temple :

We can reach Arakonam from Chennai traveling by the express trains that go to Bangalore via Arakonam and Tirutani. From there, we can proceed to Sholingar by bus or passenger train, covering a distance of 25 km. We reach the bottom of the hill, called Kondapalayam. The temple at the top can be reached by climbing the steps.

History of the temple:

Lord Narasimha returned to His peaceful and graceful form after destroying Hiranya. He has been portrayed as Lakshmi Narasimha here in this peaceful form. Sages Viswamitra and Saptharishis performed penance for a period of "kadikai" here praying to God. The God appeared before them to grace them. The hill got the name Kadikachalam because of this, it is said. The sthala purana says that if the devotees pray to the Lord here for a period of "kadikai"(24 minutes), they'll be blessed with salvation. Karikala Chola brought this sthala under his rule. During the rule of the Pallavas, many educational institutions and art galleries had been established and the sthala came to be called Kadikaikottam also. The temple was built with a lingam inside it and so got the name Sholalingapuram, which, in course of time came to be known as Sholingapuram. The temple and the steps leading to the temple had been built by a person called Rajayya.

Sri Yoga Narasimhar - Sholingur

Sri Yoga Narasimhar :

Kadikachalam is 500 ft. high. As we climb the steps, we see monkeys snatching things from the devotees and playing! The tower has five stages. As we go leftward, we get the darshan of Amirthavalli thaayar. We then reach the sanctum. We are simply stunned by the beauty of the presiding deity Yoga Narasimhar. The deity is portrayed in a yoga position, facing the east.

Procession deity:

Sri Bhakthavathsla Perumal is portrayed along with Periya pirattiyar and Bhoomi pirattiyar in the meditative posture at the bottom of the hill. Here, there are separate sannidhis for Aandal, Ashwars, Varadaraja Perumal on Garuda mount and Thottachariar. As the deities Yoga Narasimha and Yoha Anjaneya have been portrayed in a placid form, the devotees are blessed with happiness and their problems are solved.

Sri Yoga Narasimhar - Sholingur

Sri Yoga Anjaneyar:

The sthala has got another glory. Near the main temple, Anjaneya has been portrayed with his eyes set in the direction of the Moolavar at a nearby smaller hill. This hill is 200 ft. in height. The deity has been portrayed in a sitting posture with a conch and charka in his hands, facing the west. The itheekam is that Lord Vishnu appeared before him here. Anjaneya is normally believed to be an avtar of Lord Siva, but here, he is considered as an avtar of Mahavishnu.

Pujas & Festivals:

All the festivals of the temple are being celebrated at the sthala of Bhaktavatsala Perumal at the bottom of the hill. Special pujas are conducted for Thaayar on Fridays. As special pujas are held throughout the Tamil month of Karthikai, those mentally afflicted come here during this month and pray and get cured, it is said. On Sundays, special worship services are offered to Sri Anjaneya. Thirumangai Azhwar had sung the praise of Lord Narasimha in three hymns (Paasurams) and Peyazhwar in one. The temple tank is called Thakkankulam. Devotees believe that the evil effects of spells are neutralized if they have a dip in this tank. Apart from this, there are three tanks - Narasimha theertham, Hanuman theertham & Brahma theertham. The sthala is called Pithru khetra. Those who come here and worship Yoga Narasimha & Anjaneya are relieved of their irrational fears and become calm and peaceful. Also, they are blessed with a good life. You can also visit the sthala during this Karthikai month and be blessed by the Bhagwan.