Sep 21, 2010
Thiru Vathigai Sayana Narasimhar
Lord Narasimha is seen in a Sleeping Posture facing south. It is believed that Lord Narasimha came here tired after a battle with Vakrasuran and killing him, and is said to have taken rest. Hence he is seen in a Sayana Kolam. Reference to this can be seen in Narasinga Puranam.
This is the only temple where Narasimha is seen in a sleeping posture.
Andaal’s Thirupaavai and Thiru Vathigai
In the 23rd Paasuram of her Thirupaavai, Andal says
“Maari Malai Muzhainjil, Manni Kidanthu Urangum
Seeriya Singa Marivutruth Theevizhithu……….”
‘Urangum Seeriya Singam’ is said to be a reference of Lord Narasimha at Thiru Vathigai.
Moolavar : Sara Narayanan East Facing Standing Posture
Thaayar : Hemambhuja Valli
Other Sannidhis: Lord Narasimha in a Sayana Kolam
Temple Time : 630am-11am and 530pm-830pm
Priest Contact : Sriraman Bhattar/ Sridhar Bhattar @ 94437 87186
How to reach Thiru Vathigai
The temple is 3kms from the Panruti bus stand off the Cuddalore highway.
Thiru Vahindrapuram Divya Desam is about 15kms from Thiru Vathigai.