Vidaiyatri Saatrumurai at Singaperumal Temple


Sri Padaladhri NarasimhaSwamy Koil’s (Sri Singaperumal Kovil) annual Brahmostavam was celebrated between 14th of May 2013 till 24th May 2013. Then Vidayathri Utsavam was celebrated for 5 days from May 25th to 29th, 2013.

Brahmostavam Photos can be viewed from

Below are the photos taken during Vidayarthi Utsavam

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Photos: Thanks to Sri Prasan

SingaperumAL koil is situated on Tambaram-Chingelput Highway about 23 kms from Tambaram and 7 kms from Chingleput.  A rock-cut temple (kuDavarai kOil) Sri pAdalADhir Narasimhar blesses us amidst a serene and picturesque atmposphere.

The temple is said to be one among the several cave temples built by the Pallavas. A rock carving at this temple refers to a donation given to this temple around 500 century AD. Hence, this temple can be said to be at least 1500 years old and can be called as a Puraana Sthalam.
(Pallava King Mahendra Varma (580-630AD) had built about ten cave temples during his time)

The Story
During the Narasimha Avataaram time, this place was said to be a big forest. It is believed that Japali Rishi undertook penance at this place and had darshan of the Lord, after the killing of Hiranyakashipu. Given the timing, the Lord here is seen in an angry posture as Ugra Narasimha.

To the North East of the main deity is the Lakshmi Narasimha Sannidhi, who is said to cool the ‘Ugra Narasimha’. Every Pradhosham, special poojas are conducted for the Pradhosha deity.

The temple tank, found east of the temple, is said to be full through the year.

While Azhvaars have not praised this temple, the Goddess here is the same as the one in Ahobilam (Ahobila Valli).

Thirumangai Azhvaar had 10 verses of praise of the Lord(Narasimha) there…says…

‘Anganyalamanj Angoraalariyaai, Avunan
PongavaagamVallookiraal Pozhntha Punithanidam
Painganaanaik Kombu Kondu Pathimayaal, Adikeezhch
Senganaaliyittirainjum Singavel Kundramey’…

Quick Facts

Moolavar : Paadalathri (Ugra) Narasimha Sitting Posture East Facing with Goddess Lakshmi in his chest
Goddess : Ahobila Valli Thaayar
Utsavar : Prahalada Varadar with a maze in his left hand

Temple Time : 7am-12noon and 4pm-830pm

Festivals : Brahmotsavam in Vaikasi, Pavitrotsavam in Aavani, Thoppam Davana Utsavam in Maasi

How to reach Singaperumal Koil :
All Sub-Urban Trains from Chennai Beach –Chengalpet stop at Singaperumal Koil Station. (Trains once every hour).Autos charge Rs. 30 from Station to the temple(a distance of less than a km).

New Deluxe buses have been introduced between Chennai city and Chengalpet.  Buses Stop in front of the Temple.These buses are quite comfortable to travel in.

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