26th November 2015
After the marriage of my co-brother’s daughter, I went to the Namakkal to have the dharshan of Sri Anjaneyar, since my original plan of meeting Mr Aragalur Venkatesan was cancelled. Also I have to board the Train Yercaud Express at Salem around 21.55 Hrs. Utilizing this opportunity went Namkkal. It was raining throughout my bus journey. The miracle was, the rain stopped when I reached Namkkal. After Anjaneyar’s dharshan tried for Sri Narasimha Swamy’s dharshan. Understood that the temple will be opened only after 16.30 Hrs skipped the dharshan of Sri Narasimha Swamy. Managed to take some snaps and returned back to salem without using my umbrella.
SRI NARASIMHA SWAMY TEMPLE
Iraivan : Sri Narasimha Swamy
Thayar : Sri Namagiri Amman
This is a rockcut cave temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The history of the temple is associated with the killing of Hiranyakasibu by Lord Vishnu in the form of Simha head (Narasimmar – not a human being and not an animal ). Thayar is called as Sri Namagiri Amman. This cave temple is facing west and arthamandapam and sanctum are inside the cave. The temple is with two prakarams with out a Rajagopuram, but with an entrance arch. This temple is being maintained by Archeological Survey of India ( ASI) and maintained by Tamil Nadu HRCE Department. This is a Thirumoorth Stalam where we can see various avathara reliefs of Mahavishnu can be seen on the walls of the cave. Further details may be obtained from the temples website - http://www.namakkalanjaneyartemple.tnhrce.in/gallery.html
I went to the temple too early in the evening and could not see the rock cut sanctum
SRI ANJANEYAR TEMPLE
The Sri Anjaneyar temple is just 300 meters away from Sri Narasimha swamy Temple. Anjaneyar is in a standing posture and facing Sri Narasimha Swamy. The sanctum is open to sky and there is a story behind this. Vadamala prayer is a special in this temple.
THE TEMPLE TIMINGS :
- The temples is kept open between 07.00 Hrs to 13.00 Hrs and 16.30 Hrs to 20.00 Hrs
- Temples web site : http://www.namakkalanjaneyartemple.tnhrce.in/gallery.html
- AC EO’s mobile number is 97500 42615 and office land line number is 04286 233999.
- TNSTC buses are available from many parts of Tamil Nadu and frequent buses are available from Salem.
- Fro Bus stand ( near arch ) share auto is available, which charges Rs 5 and the distance approximately 1.KM from bus stand.
--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA :---