Vaishnavite Temples, Thiruvallur District
Lakshmi Narasimhar, facing east
Maragathavalli Thaayar, facing east
Garuda, Anjaneya, Aandal, Azhwars, Ramanujar, Senaimudali, Rama with Lakshmana and Sita, Desikar, Chakrathazhwar, Ashtalakshmi
Narasimhar Narasingapuram is said to habe been in existence from the Pallava period. Subsequqnt renovations and extensions date back to the Chola and Vijayanagar Period. The area was once an army camp of the Vijayanagar kings.
There are 14 inscriptions in and around Narasimhar Narasingapuram temple out of which two belong to the Chola period. Experts estimate them to belong to the period of Kulothunga Chozha I and Vikrama Chozha I. These inscriptions mention about the constructing of the Madurantaka Vinnagar temple in Madurantaka Nalloor (the present Madurantakam), installing the idols of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana in it and the grants made by them for the daily conduct of poojas. The other 12 stone inscriptions date back to the Vijayanagar period describing the glorious past of the temple and the Kings. Most of the inscriptions belong to the reign of Emperor Atchudha Deva Maharaya describing the donations and renovation at the temple. Out of these five inscriptions belong to the years 1533, 1534 and 1536 CE which are some of the important years of his rule. One inscription dating back to 1608 belongs to the reign of Venkatapathy Deva Maharaya describing about his work for the temple. The Vijayanagar inscriptions are all said to be in Sanscritized Telugu and one mentions the installation of the Utsavar (Processional) Idol at Narasimhar Narasingapuram.
Narasimhar Narasingapuram is connected with the legend of Narasimha Avatar and the lord is said to have settled here after controlling his aggression as ‘Shantha Moorthy’.
At the Thandalam junction, take the fork on the right adjoining the Empee Distilleries plant (Arkonam Road) and proceed for about 20 kilometers to reach a signboard 3 kilometers before Perambakkam. Here take the fork on the left and proceed straight at the small Ganesha Temple to reach Narasimhar Narasingapuram. Or drive on straight on the main road for about a kilometer more to reach Narasimhar Narasingapuram.
Stay and Food
None in the area. Motel Highway’s Hotel Durga Prasad and Sri Krishna sweets provide excellent food and snacks in Poonamallee.