Arulmigu Lakshmi Narashima Swamy Temple - Big Hill Temple


Arulmigu Yoga Narasimhar Temple


Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple, popularly known as Big Hill Temple is situated in Kondapalayam village. Brahmma Theertham is found en-route to hills. It is told that 108 Theerthams are available in Kadighachalam. The most important one among all these theerthams, is Brahmma Theertham alias Thakkan Kulam ( Temple Tank). The Length of the tank is 300 feet and breath 200 feet. It has 25 steps. Sri Varadaraja Swamy Temple is on the banks of this Tank. Float Festival and Theerthavari to Perumal is celebrated here.

The length of Big Hill Temple is 200 feet and breadth 150 feet ; area approximately one acre. It is britt at 750 feet height with 1305 steps. There are seven Mandapams is between the foot hill and the entrance of the temple. These are constructed taking rest by devotees.When we enter the Big Hill Temple, the beautiful entrance of the temple and surrounding hills will delight us

North facing Raja Gopuram ( Main Tower) consists 5 storeys and 7 kalasams. We can see a big Pali Peetam and falg mast at the northern side. The Town Temple where Urchavar (Processional Deity) is kept, has no separate flagmast. A four pillared Thuvatha Sarathana Mandapam is at the outer corridor of Perumal shrine. We worship Amrithavalli Thayar shrine first and there more on to Perumal shrine.

Goddess Amrithavalli is facing east. After offering prayers to goddess if we move north we can see 2 Thuvarabalagar guarding the Lord. After worshipping them, we can enter Lord Narasimhars Shrine through a front hall. Garudalval is standing in front of Perumal. There is a small window at the backside of Garudalvar.Through this window, we can see the Small Hill. It is told that the eyes of Yoga Anjaneya in Small Hill are fixed at the feet of Yoga Narasimhar.

There is a small Unjal Swing Mandapam in Big Hill. The Shrine of Arumigu Yoga Narasimha Swamy consists Hemakodi vimanam with a kalasam. Also vimanam with one kalasam is on the shrine of goddess Amirthavalli.