Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Keezhapavur in Tirunelveli

In the state of Tamil Nadu in South India, Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar temple is located in the small town named as Keezhapavur in the district of Tirunelveli. The important deity of this temple is Narasimhar (Lord Vishnu) and his consorts are Alarmel Mangai.  This temple is about 500 years old in this district.

The historical name of this particular place is Keezhapavur. The holy tree of this shrine is none. The holy water of this temple is Narasimha theertham. The agamam or pooja of this shrine is named as none.

The grand festivals of this temple are Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January, Swathi star days are the festivals of the temple. Pradosham (13th day from new moon or full moon day) is also observed with special pujas, Narasimha Jayanthi and Purattasi Saturdays in September-October. The temple also remains open for long hours on all auspicious days and festive days. The temple’s specialty is that the main deity largely appears much ferociously with 16 hands destroying demon named Hiranya.

The temple remains open for all the Hindus who are devotees and pilgrims from early morning hours to late mid-noon and later in the evening hours to dusk that is from 7.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. It is most sought after temple in this district. According to the local legends, “Narasimha Perumal graces in sitting form facing west.  The sanctum sanctorum is small in size as in cave temples.  Lord Prasanna Venkatachalapathi with Mother Alarmel Mangai graces facing east in front of the temple.  The sacred spring in the temple is praised as Narasimha theertham.”

Address: Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple, Keezhapavur, Tirunelveli district. Tamil Nadu

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