TiruVelukkai

The temple is among the 108 divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas and comes under Tondai naatu divyadesams. The presiding deity here is Sri Azhagiya singar (Naarsimhar), also called Mukunda nayakar.

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Perumal/Lord/Presiding Deity

The moolavar of this sthalam is Azhagiya Singar; Utsavar is Mukunda Nayakar; VEETRIRUNDHA Thirukkolam giving his seva and facing his thirumugam in east direction. Prathyaksham for Brugu Maharshi.

Thayar/Consort/Goddess

        Velukkai Valli Tayar

Vimanam

Hema or Kanaka Vimanam

Theertham

Kanaka Saras, Hema Saras

Mangalasasanam

Peyalwar – 3 Pasurams

Tirumangai Alwar – 1 Pasuram

 

Temple History

After Narasimha avatharam, Lord Vishnu appeared as Narasimha again to safeguard the people who were being troubled by asuras. The Lord chased the asuras away and decided to stay here out of his own desire to continue protecting people from evil forces. Hence the place got its name as Velukkai– where Vel means Wish and irukkai means stay.

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Happy at keeping the Asuras away from this place, Lord Narasimha decided to stay put at this place so he could protect the people from evil force at all times.

According to scriptures, Lord granted darshan to sage Brugu from under the Kanaka Vimana facing east. Saint Peyazhwar in his hymns praises this shrine equal to that of Lord Uppiliappan and temples of Kumbakonam and Tirupathi. Vaishnava Acharya Sri Mahadesikan had praised Perumal in his celebrated Kamasikashtakam  (Kamaasi – Kama + Aasika – standing on his own wish). It is believed that chanting this sloka daily will bring in tallest benefits of the blessings of Lord Narasimha. The shrine is also known as Kamashika Narasimha Sannadhi.

Temple and Sannidhis

The Vimana above the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Narasimha is called Kanaka Vimanam. Sage Brugu had worshipped Perumal in this temple. Sri Sudarsana Chakkarathazhwar the deity of Lord Vishnu’s discuss graces from a shrine in the outer corridor-prakara. Sri Garuda Bhagwan in the Narasimha shrine appears with his head slightly on a side as if unable to bear the fury of the Lord. This is a strange and different style of Garuda in this temple.

Sri Perumal Sannadhi Sri Perumal Vimanam
Sri Thayar Sannathi Sri Andal Sannathi


Utsavams:

Aavani Swathi, Thiruvaadipooram, Sri Rama Navami, Vaikunta Ekadasi

Specials

Sri Emperuman, he himself has the love of staying here to get the bad things and problems out of human, is now found without any poojas and is found in the small lake.

Sri Vedantha Desikar has sung devotional song on perumal and it is known as “Kamasi Kashtagam”.

Mangalasasanam – 4 Pasurams

PeyAzhvaar – Munram Tiruvandadi (2307,2315,2343),

ThirumangaiAzhvaar – Periya Tirumadal(2674)

Location

This temple is situated South of ThiruThanka and about ½ km West of Ashtabhujam temple, Kanchipuram.

Timing : The temple is open from 07:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 05:00 p.m. to 07:30 p.m.

Sri Amruthavalli nayiga sameda Sri Sundharayoghanarasimha parabramane namaha

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