Sholingur Temple History, Timings and Poojas
Sholingur Temple History
As per the Legend, Lord Narasimha appeared before Sapta rishi and blessed with Mukti. It is said that Lord appeared for a span of 24 min, hence whoever offers prayers on this hill for 24 mins will be relieved from sins. Hence, the hill got the name Kadigachalam, where Kadigai means 24 mins and Chalam means hill. It is also believed that Lord Narasimha appeared in Yoga posture before Prahalad and offered Mukti.
This temple was built during the reign of the Vijayanagara Dynasty. Sri Acharya Swami and Swami Doddachar contributed to building the temple.
As per the folklore, Anjaneya stood by the King Indrathymna during the war in slaying the demons, Arakkan Nikumban and rescued his kingdom. Lord Anjaneya self-manifested here in a Yoga posture. Devotees take bath in Chakra Theertham before trekking small hill. It is said that Yoga Anjaneya Swamy’s eyes point the feet of Yoga Narasimha Swamy.
It is said that Varadaraja Perumal offered Darshan in his Garuda Vahanam to an ardent devotee Doddacharya, who was not able to visit Kancheepuram due to old age.
To reach Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, it is 1305 steps and is located 705 ft above the ground.
Sholingur Temple Timings
Morning Hours: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thirumanjanam Abhishekam: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Prarthana Utsav: 4:00 pm
How to reach Sholingur Temple?
- The nearest international airport is at Tirupati which is 90 km away. Chennai Airport is 107 km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Sholingur which is 10 km but the frequency is less. Arakkonam is well connected with good frequency, which is 30 km away. From Arakkonam, bus frequency is quite high to the temple.
- Chennai to Arakkonam to Sholingur
- Tirupati to Puttur to Tiruttani to Sholingur
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Reference Link: History