Tirumakudal Narsipur, Talakadu

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If time permits, travellers can visit the town of Tirumakudal Narsipur, which is renowned for its pilgrim centres. This site is situated at a distance of approximately 16 km from Talakad and is host of the Kumbh Mela held once in three years in South India. It is deemed to be as holy as Prayag by the Hindus and is also known as Dakshina Kashi.

Out of all the temples present in this town, Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple, which represents the Dravidian architectural style, is the most popular pilgrimage site of Tirumakudal Narsipur. This temple includes a huge gopuram and four pillared mandapams. Devotees visit the Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple in large number during the Car Festival that is celebrated on an annual basis.

Along with its importance in the annals of religion, Tirumakudal Narsipur is also has archaeological significance. Many neolithic sites are present in the town as well as in its vicinity. Burial ground remnants, potteries, graffiti, stone implements, metal objects, beads and bangles, animal remains, human remains and wood remains have been excavated from this town.

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