Singaperumalkoil

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Singaperumalkoil
Town
Singaperumalkoil is located in Tamil Nadu
Singaperumalkoil
Singaperumalkoil
Location in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°46′13″N 80°00′31″E / 12.7703°N 80.0087°E / 12.7703; 80.0087Coordinates: 12°46′13″N 80°00′31″E / 12.7703°N 80.0087°E / 12.7703; 80.0087
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanchipuram
Metro Chennai
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,057
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 603204
Telephone code 91-44
Vehicle registration TN-19

Singaperumalkoil is a census town located in Chennai metropolitan city Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. A famous temple to Lord Narasimha is situated here. It is located by the GST road between Chennai and Chengalpattu.

The neighbourhood is served by the Singaperumalkoil railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Singaperumalkoil had a population of 8057. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Singaperumalkoil has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 66%. In Singaperumalkoil, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Temple[edit]

The famous Lord Narasimha Temple is on top of the small hill known as 'Padalathri". The Lord Ugra Narasimha (Fourth Avatar) resides inside a cave in Yoga Posture.This is the posture in which the Lord gave Darshan to Jabali Rishi as per his wishes. The deity has three eyes where it is showed during the "Aarthi". The entire temple and the deity was constructed from a single rock of the mountain.This is the speciality of the temple.This temple was said to have been constructed by the pallavas. There is a separate shrine for the Goddess Lakshmi known as Ahobila Valli. One can go around the temple using small steps. On the way, Lord Srinivasa deity is also worshipped. The temple tree is a wish tree where people tie knots to gain wishes.

The Famous Lord Siva Temple known as "Marundeswarar", "Thyagarajar" also present in Thirukatchur, Singaperumal koil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.