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Namagiri Lakshmi Narasimhaswami Temple, Namakkal


Namagiri Lakshmi Narasimhaswami Temple, located on the foothills is one of the oldest temples of the region. Constructed by King Gunaseela of Adiyaman clan, this ancient temple houses an idol of Lord Narasimha curved out of rock. It is one of the most popular destinations in the region for pilgrims. Devotees come from far and wide to seek the blessings of Lord Narasimha which is one of the ten Avatars of Lord Vishnu. Namakkal is a Vaishnava Kshetram or Vaishnavite area and until a few years ago there was no Shiva temple in the vicinity.

It is located opposite to the Lord Anjaneya temple. The Kamalalayam tank and the Amman temple are also located close to the Narasimhar temple at the foothills. Lord Narasimhar’s car festival is celebrated with much pomp and glory in Namakkal.

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