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Oct 7, 2014


Gorur Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy Thirumanjanam





Gorur Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple Details 

Sri Gorur Yoga Narasimha swamy temple is situated on the banks of river Hemavathy at Gorur, Hassan district.

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Sri Yoga Narasimha swamy temple is situated on the banks of river Hemavathy at Gorur, Hassan district.

Sage Gokarna performed penance on the banks of river Hemavathy about Lord Narasimha and Lord appeared as Sri Yoganarasimha in front of the sage on a stone. Since then the place was named as Gokarna kshetra after sage Gokarna.  

It is believed that the present deity statue is carved from the same stone on which the Lord appeared. The speciality of the place is, the lord faces west and the lord has three eyes.

Later on an ant hill grew on the lord after a long period. Then two brothers from southern Karnataka came along the Hemavathy river path, after reaching the Gokarna kshetra they found it as a suitable place to take rest. The next day morning they were astonished to see a cow milking on the anthill which was grown on the Lord. 

When they removed the ant hill they were surprised to see the divine statue of Sri Yoga Narasimha swamy. Then they cleaned the surrounding with the help of local people they built the temple for Sri Yoga Narasimha swamy. The brothers were Dodda Narasaiah and Chikka Narasaiah. Still today their family members observe special honours in the temple.

In earlier days Gorur was named as Shata Rudra Yaga Puri and in the later 16th century the temple was renovated along with the other temples of and named as Gorur.

Gorur Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple Contact Details 

Daily temple Activities
Temple opening in the morning: 8:00 AM
Mahamangalarathi: 12:00 PM
Temple opening in the evening: 5:00PM
Mahamangalarathi: 8:00PM
Daily Abhisheka as per Devotees request (Devotees
wishing to perform Abhisheka are requested to be
present before 10 A.M, for further details contact
Convener or Archaka)

The Address of the Temple
Sri Srikanth Bhattar,
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple,
Gorur,Hassan,Karnataka,Pin:537 120,
Tel:9448897223 or 08172-225631

Sri Vijayasarathi is the Convenor for the committee which oversees the rituals of temples and he can be reached on mobile# 9845671495

Ps: The Archakar  stays next to Paravasudevar temple. In case you land up in odd hours he may help you for good darshan since he stays very close.

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Sarvam Sri Nrusimharpanam.
Sri Mukkur Lakshmi Narasimhachariyar thiruvadigale thunai

Oct 2, 2014


An article written by a devotee of Sri Mudigere Yoga Narasimha Swamy.

We are devotees of Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy of Mudigere, Hassan Dist. It happens to be our Family Deity too. From my childhood I have been listening to people say that Sri Yoga Bhoga Narasimha Swamy of Mudigere gets angry very soon, he doesn't tolerate misconducts, etc. But along with that, I have also heard many people tell how he has solved their problems, how he has helped them out in the toughest of situations, how the problems that seemed like a mountain got resolved instantly when prayed at Mudigere.

During my high school days, (probably around 10years back), my eyes used to water continuously. People used to think by seeing the tears that I'm crying. It was a matter of embarrassment for me where ever I went. Seeing this, my parents decided to take me to an eye specialist. There is a very good eye care clinic in Jayanagar 4th block, Bangalore. The doctor there tested me and diagnosed that the duct between the eye and nose (which is the passage through which the excess tears formed at eye passes on to the nose and hence helps keep the eye moisturized with fresh tears always) had got blocked. To remove the block and make the passage clean, the doctor advised a 3-course injection that will be injected directly into the duct in the eyes.

We agreed and took the course of injections, tolerating the pain. The watering of eyes used to stop after getting injected and would again start after few days. The doctor said that the duct is getting blocked because of the dust and pollution and there is no permanent solution other than to take the injection. Each time my eyes started watering, I used to go to the doctor and take the injection. Fed up with this, my mother prayed to Sri Yoga Bhoga Narasimha Swamy of Mudigere asking him to cure the problem with my eyes and she also prayed that, if the problem gets solved, we will donate a pair of silver eyes to the deity. Few days after she prayed for the cure, we went to Mudigere to get the abhishekam done for the lord. After the manje kaapu for the lord, my mother specifically asked Sridhar mama (the chief priest of Mudigere temple) to give the turmeric that has been put on the deity’s eyes. (Manje kaapu or turmeric alankaram is very famous and auspicious in this temple. Please view the albums for photos of the lord in manje kaapu alankaram). Taking that turmeric, we returned to our home in Bangalore.

Every night before sleeping I used to make a thin paste of that turmeric, apply it on my eyes and sleep. Probably I did this for a week or so. Surprisingly, the problem started reducing gradually from the second day onwards and it completely got cured within a week. During this course, I did not go to the doctor nor got injected. The only medicine I applied was the turmeric that was taken from the deity’s eyes. After this, we went to the temple again, took the measurement of the deity’s eyes and offered a pair of silver eyes as prayed. And I’m happy to say that, since then, till today, I have not faced that problem ever again.

Thanks to Lord Yoga Bhoga Narasimha of Mudigere for curing the problem with my eyes. I’m concluding this experience by praying to the lord of the lords.

Rajadhi rajaya Prasahya Sahine
Namo Vayam Vai Sravanaya Kurmahe
Samekaman Kama Kamaya mahyam
Kamesvaro Vai Sravano dadatu
Kuberaya Vai Sravanaya
Maha rajaya Namah.

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Oct 1, 2014

Lord Nrisimhadeva protects His 18 year old devotee in his dangerous journey


In 1980 I was born to devotee parents in the large Hare Krishna community of New Vrindavan, West Virginia. From my infancy my parents brought me to the temple each day. Gradually, as a young child I grew attached to the large, fierce-looking deity of Krishna’s form as Lord Nrisimhadeva (Narasimha) and His foremost devotee, the boy-saint Prahlada. When I was six, Prahlada’s age, the priest allowed me to assist him in the temple worship of Lord Nrisimhadeva. Although the Lord looked frightening, I always felt protected when I stood before Him.
When I was sixteen my family visited India. I fell in love with the spiritual atmosphere there and decided to return as soon as possible. By the time I turned eighteen I had decided to make the journey on my own. I worked hard to save for the trip and agonized over my itinerary. India is so big—where should I go?
One day I visited the Hare Krishna temple in Miami. As I glanced over a large stack of old issues of Back to Godhead, a stray breeze blew open the top one to a full- page photo of Lord Nrisimhadeva. The picture seemed to beckon me. Reading the accompanying article, I was amazed to learn about a young sannyasi, Indradyumna Swami, who had made an incredible journey to Ahovalam, a remote South Indian holy place said to be the very spot where Lord Nrisimhadeva dispatched the evil Hiranyakashipu. His article inspired me so much that I set my mind then and there on making the difficult pilgrimage to Ahovalam.
I began my India adventure in Vrindavana, where I visited a remarkable three-eyed deity of Nrisimhadeva. From there I proceeded south to several well-known holy places, including Srirangam and Tirupati, my last stop before Ahovalam.
The devotees at the ISKCON Tirupati temple asked me where I was going next. When I said Ahovalam, they looked at me as if I were crazy and urged me not to go. Seeing they could not dissuade me, they strongly cautioned me to stay only for one day and get out of there. I thought they were just joking until I realized that I was the only one laughing. An experienced devotee warned me that people there try to rob and kill you and that the surrounding jungle holds ferocious, wild animals such as bears, tigers, and cobras. With these words of encouragement I felt terrified—but even more excited! The journey would truly test my faith in Lord Nrisimhadeva.
After a grueling ten-hour bus ride, I arrived at the Allagada station, where I’d catch the Ahovalam bus. As I waited, a large group of people suddenly surrounded me, the only blonde kid in the whole station. An English-speaking man asked where I was going. When I replied, “Ahovalam,” he looked at me very strangely. When he told the crowd what I had said, everyone stared at me even more.
“Why do you want to go to such a place?” he asked. “It is a very dangerous place.”
“I am going to see Lord Nrisimhadeva,” I replied.
“May He protect you,” he uttered gravely, and walked away.
Aboard the bus and getting closer to Ahovalam, I could feel my limbs start to tremble, and my heart beat fast. I didn’t know what lay ahead, but I was going to see my Lord at His home.
The Lord Sends a Guide
After an hour on the bus through the middle of nowhere, I reached the tiny village of Lower Ahovalam. There I saw Lord Nrisimhadeva at the Lakshmi-Narasimha temple, the first of nine forms of the Lord to be seen in the Ahovalam area. Then I arranged for some rough accommodations—the only kind available. A shower is a bucket of water you pour over yourself.
I was in the middle of my shower when someone knocked on the door and called out, “Hello. Hare Krishna!”
Having been warned about thieves, I opened the door cautiously. There stood two Indian men. One of them, tall and saintly looking, introduced himself as Madhu, from Vijaywada. Years before, he had lived in an ISKCON ashram and was now initiated in the Ramanuja line. He said he’d heard that I wanted to see all nine forms of Lord Narasimha.
“Yes,” I answered, thinking, Word sure gets around fast here.
He said, “I’m going to go tomorrow morning. Why don’t we go together? I have been several times and can take you to all nine forms.”
I felt convinced this must be Nrisimha’s arrangement, so I readily agreed. I asked Madhu how much he would charge.
“I am glad just to serve another devotee,” he humbly replied.
Madhu said that to see all nine forms in one day, we would have to spend the night in the jungle.
The Trek Begins
In the morning I rose early and met Madhu. We visited the nearby Lakshmi-Narasimha temple to pray for a safe journey. Remembering a photograph in the old Back to Godhead, I recognized the same pujari who had taken Indradyumna Swami on his tour here in 1979.
Our walk to Bhargava-Narasimha, the second of the nine local forms of Nrisimhadeva, took us through a thick jungle with paths in all directions. Madhu said that no matter how many times you go there you can never remember the way.
“You have to depend on the Lord,” he said.
The next thing you know, we were lost. I felt nervous. We finally found the way and arrived at the beautiful temple, where we chanted for a while. In the past many great sages worshiped the deity here. Madhu said that the deity is named for Parashurama (also known as Bhargava), the warrior incarnation of God. Parashurama had performed penance near Ahovalam at a place now known as Ramatirtha.
Next we set off to see the third form, Catravada Narasimha. Madhu mentioned that if we were lucky we would be able to see all nine forms on this holy day. Catravada was a long walk from town, but I was extremely pleased to see Him. He was effulgent and had a big smile. We were allowed to touch our heads to His lotus feet.
Near Catravada is Yogananda Narasimha, the last of the nine forms of Lord Narasimha in Lower Ahovalam. He looked magnificent and powerful. Of the nine Narasimhas, Yogananda is said to be the most merciful.
We ran back to catch the bus to Upper Ahovalam, a trip through dangerous and treacherous terrain. After a while the bus stopped, and the driver directed us to get off. I saw nothing but jungle, but as the bus drove away, the temple of Karanja Narasimha came into view. He is named after a fruit- bearing tree growing next to the temple.
Having now visited the first five Narasimha forms, we had to walk the rest of the way to the next: Ugra Narasimha, a deity tucked in a cave between two mountains. The walk was beautiful. All around was an untouched jungle, overgrown and full of wild animals, which, fortunately, we did not encounter. Soon we reached the temple of Ugra Narasimha, constructed inside His cave. The deity looked ferocious. We prayed for a safe trip to our next stop, the Ugra Stambha, said to be the actual pillar from which Lord Narasimha appeared.
Atop the Historic Pillar
After a side trip to the ancient Varaha Narasimha cave/temple, we followed an adjacent stream bed to the Ugra Stambha and the seventh form, Jvala Narasimha. The terrain proved most difficult. Madhu told me that not many people make this journey because it requires crossing a huge and dangerous waterfall. On the way up I saw a couple of wooden boxes next to the path.
“Those are for the people who died making the climb,” Madhu said.
I didn’t need to hear that.
Nestled on the side of a cliff, the Jvala Narasimha temple is said to be the exact spot where the Lord killed the demon Hiranyakashipu. Next to the temple is a large stream. At the spot where Narasimha washed his hands after killing the demon, the water flows blood-red and even feels like blood.
After more climbing we reached the top of the large stone pillar. The view was spectacular. I couldn’t believe I’d actually made it. We’d been walking all day long, with very little to eat and just water to drink, but I hadn’t thought of anything except the thrill of being in this spiritual place.
My contentment was short-lived; now it was time to go to the eighth form, which meant another long walk through the mountains. At last we reached the temple of Mohaloha Narasimha, situated on the side of a mountain. According to Madhu, Lakshmi did penance to marry the Lord here.
Next we went to the Prahlada school, which has Sanskrit writing on the walls dating from the days of Prahlada’s studies here. Near this high, mountainous spot was another cave, with a beautiful Yoga Narasimha deity in it. But we still had one more destination: the Bhavana Narasimha deity, four miles away.
Although Madhu had warned me not to walk ahead on the path, I did so anyway. Suddenly a huge cobra slithered in front of me. It seemed to be ten feet long. I heeded Madhu’s warning and let him lead. The jungle was so dangerous, even in the daytime. Now it was close to dark, and we still had miles to go.
As we ascended the mountain trail, nearby villagers screamed angrily at us. Madhu just kept walking. When we reached a mountain-top stopping point, he told me they were saying that it is forbidden to enter the jungle at night because of the wild animals. People who go in, they said, never come out again. They also said that no one should go to the Bhavana temple at night, because at that time the demigods come to worship Lord Narasimha.
Now I was really scared. Then I saw a dead snake in the middle of the path. A bad omen, Madhu said, but we just had to depend on the Lord for protection. Suddenly it was pitch black. I pulled out my tiny flashlight. I shook with fear and prayed to Lord Narasimha for protection.
Protected by Fire
In spite of the dark we somehow made it over the big mountain. As we did, we were amazed to see that the forest ahead was on fire, except for the small path we were following.
I thought, It must be Lord Narasimha lighting up the jungle and keeping wild animals away.
The fire went on all the way to the temple.
At last we reached the ninth and last deity. Lord Narasimha and His consort looked so beautiful. We thanked Him for allowing us to attain His audience.
We were exhausted, and it was too dark to go back, so we decided to sleep in the front area of the tiny temple. I tried to go to sleep, but I felt too excited and amazed to be sleeping in the Lord’s temple.
Suddenly I felt something sniffing and touching the back of my neck and ear. I jumped up and saw nothing. Madhu said he would stay up to see what it was. He turned on the flashlight and began telling me wonderful stories about the Lord. Then, with a loud pop, the brand-new flashlight went out. We tried everything to fix it, but without success.
Just at that moment the wind started to blow ferociously. I wondered if we were offending the demigods by being here. After a while I fell asleep, only to be awakened by Madhu frantically pulling me into the temple’s inner sanctum. I was so groggy I didn’t ask why. Madhu hastily slammed the gate shut and secured it as best he could.
Furry Guests
Looking up I was stunned to realize I was sitting right at the base of Lord Narasimhadeva’s lotus feet. I lay down and felt at peace. Then a bone-chilling roar broke the stillness.
I froze and whispered to Madhu, “What was that?”
He assured me there was nothing to worry about.
“Just go to sleep,” he said.
The next morning we set off for a long walk to two more Narasimha temples, named Giridhari and Jyoti. Jyoti was the most amazing and ferocious deity of all I’d seen. His name indicates that the forest would always be burning because of His anger.
From Jyoti we were able to catch a bus back to Ahovalam. It took seven hours. In the evening when we arrived we went straight to Lakshmi-Narasimha temple—the first stop on our tour—and thanked the Lord for His protection. Later, while we ate, Madhu explained why he had moved me to the inner sanctum of the Bhavana temple the previous night. While I was asleep, three huge wild black bears had come up, smelled us, and circled the temple.
The next morning we returned to see Bhargava Narasimha, the second of the nine forms. I felt blessed when we were allowed to clean the whole temple. As we left, a crowd of villagers surrounded us. Madhu spoke with them, then translated for me. They were shocked to see us alive after entering the jungle at night. They also said that, although they were born there and had lived their whole lives in the area, we were the first people they’d known who had managed to see all nine forms of Lord Narasimha in a single day.
Meeting the Swami
It was time to move on. I thanked Madhu profusely, and we both said we hoped to meet again. Because of his humble and devotional attitude, Madhu had been an inspiration for me. Far from trying to take advantage of me, an inexperienced young Westerner in a foreign land, Madhu had taken care of everything, even our bus fares. As my bus lumbered away, I thanked Lord Narasimha for giving me Madhu’s company.
A few days later I arrived in Jagannatha Puri. After checking in to a hotel, I was astonished to learn that Indradyumna Swami happened to be staying at the very same place. I had never met him, except through the article in the old BTG. I went to his room and paid my respects. Tears filled his eyes as he learned of the journey I had made in his footsteps.

Narasimha – The Lord of dreams!

Blessed is a soul who dreams about Lord Narasimhadeva. One such incident happened around four years ago, when the Sri Narasimha temple was quite new and saw a fairly lesser number of devotees.

One fine evening, an extended family of around ten people walked into the temple with a lot of silk cloth and flowers for Their Lordships Sri Lakshmi Narasimha. Never before had people walked in with so much silk for the Lord! On giving their offerings, a few of our devotees spoke to them. What a wonderful story they had behind this massive donation!

The wealthy family, whose family Deity was Lord Narasimhadeva, had, for long, wanted to visit a nearby temple and offer vastra (cloth) for the Lord. Having been thinking about this for quite a while, the Lord finally decided to answer their prayers and accept their offerings. A woman of the family got a dream where Lord Narasimha Himself personally appeared in the dream and told the person that His temple was present in Bangalore, roughly explaining the HBR Layout area!

Quite sooner, the family set out to reach the temple, and here they found the beautiful Lord waiting to accept their offerings! The family was not even sure after the dream, but once they actually found out the place, they were completely convinced of the power of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha.

All glories to Sri Sri Lakshmi Narasimhadeva, Who understands clearly each and every devotee’s heart!

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Glory of Lord Narasimha - Dharmapuri

Dharmapuri Yoganandha Lakshmi Narasimha swami

Glory of Lord Narasimha - Dharmapuri - Upanyasam in Telugu

Temple Details of Lakshmi Narasimha Temple - Dharmapuri

Dharmapuri - Sri Yoganand Lakshmi Narsimha Swami

Sri Yoganand Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy’s kshetram in Dharmapuri is one among the nava Narsimha Kshetrams in Andhra Pradesh. Earlier, this place was ruled by the king Dharma Varma thus the place is known as Dharmapuri. As per the history of the place, though this temple existed well before 850-928 BC, it was destroyed by the Bahumani Sultans in the year 1422-1436 and again in the 17th century, the temple was reconstructed. In this temple, swamywaru is carved in Shaligram shila.

Sacred river Godavari flows beside this temple as Dakshinavahini and thus this place is also called as Dakshina Kashi and Teertharajamu. Apart from the main deity of the temple Vishnuswarupa lord Sri Narsimha, there are temples of Brahma Dev and Sri Rama Lingeshwara Swamy. Because there are three deities Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh reside in the same temple, this temple is also known as Trimurthy Kshetram. 

This place also has the temple of Yama Dharma Raja. There is a popular adage here which says “One who comes to Dharmapuri will not go to Yamapuri”. This place has Venkateshwar Swamy, Ugra Narsimha Swamy, Sri Anjaneya Swamy, Sri Venugopala Swamy, Sri Yama Dharma Raja and Sri Ramlingeshwara Swamy temples. This is not only a holy place but also popular historical. Dharmapuri Kshetram is birth place for Vedas, ancient culture, music, literature and poetry.

The Godavari River flowing in this place, has Brahmagundam, Satyavatigundam, Palagundam, Chakragundam. As per the Sri Dattatreya Puranam, the Godavari river here flows as Dakshinavahini, the devotees who visit three times and takes bath in this river and takes darshan of Swamyvaru will have his sins and three generations sins washed off.

Devotees have strong belief that one who worships Sri Lakshminarsimha Swamy will be relieved of mental, physical problems and loan debts and also get wealthier and lead a healthier life ever. 

Sri Swamy vari Brahmotsavam is organized every year for 13 days from Phalguna Shudda Ekadashi. In the same way during the Vaishaka masam a nine day Sri Narsimha Jayanthi Utsavam and Mukkoti Ekadashi during the Dhanurmasam is organized. 

Apart from that, Swamyvari Nitya Kalayanam, nitya Annadanam is carried out in the temple. Another specialty of this temple is, early mornings abhishekam is done with panchamrutham. And once in every 12 years Godavari Pushkarams takes place. People who suffer from Kujadosham, marriage problems/ debts/ health should visit the temple on Tuesday. After taking bath in Godavari River they should perform Sri Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy vari Abhishekam and Narsimha homam, Kalyanam. They will be relieved off all their problems.

Dharmapuri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple darshan timings:
5 AM to 6 AM
6 AM to 8 AM
9 AM to 10 AM
10 AM to 11 AM
11 AM to 12 AM
12PM to 2 PM
4PM to 5PM
5PM to 5.30PM
5.30PM to 7PM
7PM to 7.15PM
7.15PM to 8PM

Youtube video on Lakshmi Narasimha swamy Temple - Dharmapuri  - KarimNagar

somemore photos of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy - Dharmapuri - KarimNagar

Dharmapuri Ugra Narasimha swami

Dharmapuri Temple address and contact details

Contact Number:

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Devasthanam,
Karimnagar, Telangana, India

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