Narasimha in Thillai Ganga Nagar in Nanganallur

Lord Lakshmi Narasimha has decided to settle down in Thillai Ganga Nagar in Nanganallur, adjoining the Karumariamman temple. The samprokshanam to the newly built temple was performed on April 4 amidst Veda goshnam.

The festivity which preceded the event started on April 1. The remover of obstacles, Ganapathy, was propitiated at first with a Ganapathy homam. This was followed by Sudarshana homam, Narasimha, Kubera homam. A Vaasthu homam was also performed invoking the blessings of Vaasthu bhagwan.

On Tuesday, after the Suprabatham - early morning ritual to wake up the Lord - there was Vishwaroopa Darshan. A cow and a calf stood before the Lord and the devotees considered it a blessing to be present there at that moment. Thirumanjanam was performed for the utsava murthi who glittered with sandal paste and smelt divine with jasmine garlands.

The divine set-up consists of Lakshmi Narasimha, Thumbikkai Azhwar – Ganapathy, Sudarshana Azhwar, and Danvantri – God of Medicine .The doctor God assumed great importance from that day as devotees made a beeline to worship him.

Since Narasimha’s abode is generally on the hills, to make it symbolic, the trustees have consecrated the Lord in an elevated spot on the first floor.

The pontiff of the Ahobila mutt, Srimad Azhagiya Singar, graced the occasion on the previous day by offering special pooja. Among the others who participated was Ramani Anna, founder of the 32ft Anjaneyar temple in Nanganallur.

At an auspicious hour, at 10.30 a.m. samprokshanam was performed to all the vimanas and at 10.40 a.m., the divine congregation was consecrated amidst chanting of mantras from Vedic texts.

The towering Lord looked resplendent with Lakshmi on his lap and Adisesha with five hoods forming a canopy over his head. Chanku and charka are engraved on the hood of Adisesha. The devotees went into a frenzy and let out the shout ‘Narasimha, Narasimha’ when the priests sprinkled holy water on their heads. The Lord went out on tour of the place for the benefit of those who did not visit him.

Annaprasadam was served to everyone after the rituals.

Panagam is offered to the Lord everyday. And mandala pooja is being done for 48 days. The temple is buzzing with spiritual activities to commemorate the samprokshanam.