Moolavar : Yoga Narasimhar
Urchavar : Bhakthavatsalan
Amman / Thayar : Amirthavalli
Theertham : Thakkaankulam
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Thirukadikai
City : Sholingar
District : Vellore
State : Tamil Nadu
About the Yoga Narasimhar Temple
Sholinghur is a town under Walajapet taluk in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, India. Sholinghur is very famous for the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. Sholinghur was ruled by the Chola Empire,Nawabs of Arcot and Tippu Sultan. ThirukKadigai (Sholingur) – Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple. This sthalam is also named as “Kadigachalam”. If we travel from Chennai, we have to first travel to Arakkonam. From their, by travelling about 25 Kms , we can reach this Sholingar. Both in Periya and Chinna malai, the Perumal – Sri Yoga Narasimhar and Sri Yoga Anjaneyar are found in Yoga Stage.
The Small Mountain (Chinna Malai) is about 200 feet where lord Anjaneya is found in sitting position found along with Sangu and Chakkaram in west facing direction. Here, Sriman Narayanan in the form of Sri Narasimhar gave His dharshan to Anjaneyar. Aanjaneyar is considered to be the resemblence (or) Avathaar of Shiva, but here He is resembling the avathar of Sri Vishnu.
It is said all evil activities are cured if we take bath in the theertham of this sthalam and by worshipping Yoga Narasimhar and Yoga Anjaneyar.
Moolavar and Thaayar:
The Big Mountain (Periyamalai) is about 400 feet high where Moolavar – Sri Yoga Narasimar is found in Irundha (sitting) kolam facing his thirumugham towards East direction. The other names of the Perumal are “Thakaan” and “Akkarakani”. Akkaram means Money and Wealth. This sthalam is also called as “Kadikachlam”.The Thaayar of the Sthalam is Sri Amirtha Valli and she is found in a separate sannadhi.
Yoga Narasimhar Temple’s Speciality:
This is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu consecrated by Peyalvar, Tirumangai Alvar, Sriman Nathamunikal, Tirukkacci Nambikal, Sri Ramanujar ans Sri Manavaala Maamunikal.The sanctum sanctorum of the Prime Deity is atop of a hillock called Kadikachalam which is about 750 feet high with 1300 steps. The lion-faced Yoga Nrsimhar, in the yoga-sitting posture is facing east. He is donned with a ‘salagramam garland’. (‘Salagramam’ are black stones with different sha
Greatness Of Yoga Narasimhar Temple:
Nearby is another lovely hillock luring the devotees with its natural scenery. Here dwells Lord Anjaneya who also sits in yoga posture, facing west – his eyes focused on the feet of the Prime Lord. This shrine could be reached after climbing about 400 steps. There is a legend associated with this shrine. Once a king named Indraduymnan came to this place chasing a deer. When he attempted to shoot an arrow at it, the deer disappeared and there came ablaze a flame. From then on he left his hunting activities.
He received an extraordinary prowess with which he routed a rakshasa called Kumbhodharan and protected his citizens. It is believed that at the behest of Lord Nrsimha, Lord Anjaneya came to help the king. The former bestowed the latter with the wheel (chakra) and the conch (shanku), and also four arms. Like the Master, Lord Anjaneya also sits in yogic posture, containing within himself, his immense energy. Worshipping this Lord, along with the Prime Deity, drives off insanity and evil doings, is the staunch belief of the devotees.