Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Thalassery

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Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
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Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Thalassery is located in Kerala
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Thalassery
Location in Kerala
Geography
Coordinates 11°44′46″N 75°29′31″E / 11.74611°N 75.49194°E / 11.74611; 75.49194Coordinates: 11°44′46″N 75°29′31″E / 11.74611°N 75.49194°E / 11.74611; 75.49194
Country India
State Kerala
Location Thalassery
Culture
Sanctum

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Sri Lakshmi

Venkataramana

The Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple is the foremost temple of Gowda Saraswatha Brahmins in and around Thalassery.

The Temple is located in the heart of Thalassery town, in the Kannur district of Kerala. The temple and the prathishta faces North which is a unique feature. The temple was established in 1831 A.D.

History[edit]

A small group of GSBs migrated from Goa settled in Tellichery in the latter half of 17th century and early part of 18th century. They built a small shrine dedicated to Lord Kodanda Rama, in the Tellichery town.

A Rich GSB Merchant named Devdas Bhandari submitted the Idol of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha to the shrine in the early 19th Century. A proper temple was built in the site of the old shrine in 1831. This prathishta was done by H.H. Srimad Sumatheendra Tirtha Swamiji in 1831 A.D. on Samvatrasra Vaishaka masa Shukla Panchami, Monday, Punarvasu Nakshtra of the Shaka era. H.H.Srimad Sumatheendra Tirtha was the 15th pontiff of Sri Kashi Mutt Samsthan, Varanasi. Apart from the Main Deity of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha the Deities of Lord Kodanda Rama,Venkaramana with his divine consorts of Sri Devi and Bhoomi Devi were installed.[1]

Garbha Griha[edit]

The Garbhagriha or sanctum sanctorum is where the Main idol or Moola Vigraha is placed. The Garbha Griha in the temple is a ‘Bahu-vera Vidhana’ i.e. more than one idol is installed in the same Garbha Griha. Garbha Griha has a three tiered "Simhasana" or throne on which the deities are installed.

Deities[edit]

Moola Vigrahas or Predominant Deities or Main Deities[edit]

On the top most level in the centre is Lord Sri Lakshmi Narasimha, flanked by Sri Pattabhi Narasimha and Veera Vittala on either side. On the second tier are Lord Kodanda Rama along with Sri Lakshmana and Sita Devi, on either side of this group are Lord Hayagriva, Lord Varadaraja with his consorts and Gopalkrishna. On the lower most tier are Lord Venkataramana along with his Divine consorts Sri Devi and Bhoodevi. On either side of this group are Sri Hanuman and Sri Garuda. The saligramas and Naga devatas are installed on a separate Peetha below the Simhasana.

Uthsava Vigraha or Festival Deities[edit]

The idol of Lord Venkataramana is used as the Uthsava Vigraha

Sub Deities or Upadevathas[edit]

The temple complex consists of an outer ‘prakara’ or quadrangle which includes the shrines of Sri Hanuman, Sri Ganapathy, Sri Lakshmi & Sri Vitoba-Rakhumai. It also contains a Copper clad Dhwaja Stambha or Flag staff on which the temple flag is hoisted during Brahma Rathotsava. A shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva is located near the temple pond.[2][better source needed]

Main festivals[edit]

Worship[edit]

Lord is worshiped in the Temple as per Dwaitha traditions.

All the Aradhana is done by hereditary Goud Saraswat Brahmin priests, who have performed the services for generations. Only these priests have the right to touch and offer services to the Lord. These set of Archakas are called Bhat.

How to Reach[edit]

The temple is near Mukund Maller road, about 0.5 km from Thalassery Railway station and Bus stand. The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport (98 km).

See also[edit]

Goud Saraswat Brahmin[edit]

Maths Followed By Goud Saraswat Brahmin[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

GSB Temples[edit]

  1. Sree Ananteswar Temple - Manjeswar
  2. Old TD Temple - Alappuzha
  3. Sree Krishna Swami Temple - Kozhencherry
  4. Sree Venugopala Swamy Temple - Purakkad
  5. TD Temple - Cochin (Gosree Puram)
  6. Sree Venugopala Krishna Swamy Temple - Chendamangalam
  7. Sree Rama temple - Tripunithura
  8. Sree Varadaraja Venkataramana Temple - Kasargod
  9. Sree Varadaraja Venkataramana Temple - Gurpur
  10. Sree Venkataramana Temple - Mangalore
  11. Sree Venkataramana Temple - Karkala (Padu Tirupati)
  12. Sree Venkataramana Temple - Mulki
  13. Sree Veera Vittala Venkatramana Swamy Temple - Panemangalore
  14. Sree Veera Vittala Temple - Kumble
  15. www.tdemple.org