In the Hindu pantheon, Narasimha is considered to be one of the Dashavatars of Hari or Vishnu.
There are many famous Narasimha temples in
India and too has its share of them. Unfortunately, the Bangalore Narasimha Temple in is not well-known as others. Bangalore
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple at Roopena Agrahara is one of its kind in . Located on India Hosur Main Road, this is the only temple of Narasimha in with the “Narasimha Meru.” The Meru belongs to an ancient period. It is a hill shaped chakra made specifically for Narasimha. India
It is believed that a pradakshana around this Chakra will clear kuja dosha.
The place where this temple is situated is also called Hari Vaikunta Kshetra. The
is believed to be 400 yrs old. Nowhere in Temple is Narasimha Meru to be seen except here. India
Devotees perform pooja and then give Tur Dal to the meru to help them get rid of Kuja Dosha and many related problems like infertility, financial problem, delay in Marriage.
The meru is considered very holy as it holds all the mantras (Bejakshra) related to Narasimha. It is therefore considered to be very powerful and is rarely found.
The Meru has Adhi Kurma, Adhi Varaha, Adhi Vasuki and Adhi Manduka inside it. At the base of the Meru, you can see Chethur Yalli and Asta Gaga. At the top of the charka, you can see Shreekara and Omkara.
The priest here told me that you have to perform 48 pradakshanas to Narasimah and thes Meru carrying tur dal in the palm. The tur dal will be used during anna dana on Swathi Nakshatra of every month.
The Narasimha here is in a sitting posture. He is surrounded by idols of Adi Lakshmi, Santhana Lakshmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Dhana Lakshmi, Dhanya Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshimi, Veera Lakshmi and Aishwarya Lakshmi (Asta Lakshmis).Vishnu took the avatar of Narasimha during Vaishaka Masa on Swathi Nakshatra to kill Hiranya Kasipu. Hence every Swathi Nakshatra sees special poojas to the deity here.
Roopena Agrahara is on
Hosur Main Road and the temple is well-known in the area. For details you can contact 91– 080 –25732289: 91 – 080 – 25732289.
There are some other Narasimha temples in
such as the one at Kammasandra and at Balepet near the Majestic Busstand. Bangalore
However, the most well-known
temple of Narasimha around is in Seebi near Sira, Tumkur district, the Narasimha temples of Devarayanadurga and at Savandurga, all in Tumkur district. Bangalore