Temples of India: T-Narasipura, also known as Tirumakudalu Narasipura, is a small town approximately 30 kilometres south of Mysore in Karnataka. A popular destination for travellers from Bangalore to Mysore. This beautiful town is famous for the confluence of the three rivers—Kaveri, Kabini and Spatika Sarovara. This place is considered as sacred as “Prayag.” Legend also refers to this town as “Dakshina Kashi.”
It is believed that Lord Narasimha appeared in the dream of a washer man and asked him to unearth his idol and the gold coins that lay underneath the stone that the washer man used to wash the clothes on.
Lord Narasimha also insisted that he should use the gold coins to construct a temple. The innocent washer man expressed his wish to go to Kashi for a pilgrimage.
To this Lord Narasimha replied that by constructing this temple, the washer man would be getting a blessing that would value one gunja or gulaganji (bright red seed which used to weigh gold) more than that of what he would get by visiting Kashi.
Hence the name–Sri Gunja Narasimha Swamy.
This is a 500-year-old temple and is surrounded by many temples in Hoysala Architecture. Like most South Indian temples, photography inside the Sanctum Santorum is prohibited. This temple is protected by the Archaeological Department of India.
The Rathotsava (Chariot Festival) is an annual attraction and the Kumbha Mela, that takes place every 3 years, attracts thousands of tourists from all over India.
Vasudha Narasimhan is a fun loving person who has a great passion for the most creative things in life. She did a 2 year Diploma in Interior Design from Ireland and is now a freelancer. She also teaches at various design institutes and conducts workshops on specific design concepts.
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