Poovarasankuppam Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple - Villupuram

Poovarasankuppam Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple - Villupuram

Poovarasankuppam Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple is a famous temple located in Villupuram in Tamil Nadu. This is also known as Dakshina Ahobillam. After killing the demon Hiranyakashipu, the Lord appeared for the first time in the same form and gave darshan to the seven sages as Lakshmi Narasimha, hence the name Dakshina Ahobillam. In this temple, God (Moolavar) appears facing the east with Amritha Valli Thaayar on his lap. A special feature of this temple is the posture of Lakshmi. The idol of goddess Lakshmi is constructed in a way that one eye of the goddess turns towards her Lord and the other eye welcomes the devotees. Also interestingly, Lakshmi and Narasimha are at the same height in this temple. Festivals like Swathi Nakshatram Navrathri Utsavam, Thai Procession, and Narasimha Jeyanthi Utsavam are celebrated in this temple.

History of Poovarasankuppam Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple

The history of Poovarasankuppam Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple dates back to centuries. The inscriptions in this temple belongs to the 3rd century AD and the construction work of the temple is believed to be began during the period of Narasimha Pallava (7th century AD) Some inscriptions suggests that Krishna Deva Raya visited this temple (about 500 years ago).

Speciality of Poovarasankuppam Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple

Poovarasankuppam Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy is very special because, this is one of the eight temples in Tamil Nadu, where Lord Narasimha gave darshan after the killing the demon Hiranyakashipu.

Visiting time – 8.00 AM -12.30 PM, 4.00 PM – 8.00 PM

Dress code

It is suggested to dress modestly. Ladies are suggested to wear only sarees, chudidhar, and Kurtis. For Men Dhotis, shirt are preferred and trousers and short dresses should be avoided.

How to reach Poovarasankuppam Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple ?

By Air – Pondicherry airport is the nearest to reach Poovarasankuppam Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy temple covering 36 km.

By Train – Villupuram railway station is the nearest junction to reach Poovarasankuppam Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy temple covering 19 km.

By Road - All road ways in Tamil Nadu are well- connected to reach Villupuram through NH 45, NH208, NH79, NH136, NH32, NH532 and NH234

FAQ

1. Who is Hiranyakashipu?

Hiranyakashipu is a demonic king in the puranic scriptures of Hinduism.

2. Is there Annadhanam available in Poovarasankuppam Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy temple?

Yes, Annadhanam is available in Poovarasankuppam Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy temple

3. What are the benefits of worshipping Lord Narasimha?

Worshipping Lord Narasimha during pradhosham wards off evil force and gives prosperity

4. What is the special day for Lord Narasimha?

The day of Narasimha Jeyanthi is the special day to worship Lord Narasimha

5. Is Narasimha a furious god?

Narasimha is considered a violent according to the Hindu Mythology.