Sri Yoga Narasimhar Temple is a Lord Vishnu temple in Sholinghar in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the 108 divya desam and the Lord Vishnu here was worshipped by Peyazhwar, Thirumangai Alwar and Ramanujar.
Parking Difficulty : Easy
Walking Needed : Less than 100 meters inside the temple
Time Needed : 20-30 minutes
Open Timings : 5.00 AM to 12:00 Noon and from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Still Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Video Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Moolavar : Thirumeninaathar / Sornamalai
Sthala Vruksham : Arasu /Punnai
Theertham : Bhagaveri River (Gundaaru)
Traditional Name: Thiruchuzhi
Padal : Sundarar
Tropical Climate for most part of the year. Wear Cotton (March-November)
Wear Traditional Dress. Cover yourself decently
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market
According to legends, Lord Vishnu has shown his presence for sages Vashista, Athiri and Gautama here.
How long does it take to complete the visit ?
It will take atleast a couple of hours. The temple is on a hillock which has 1305 steps which are steep in certain places.
Is it a must visit temple ?
Yes. It is one of the important 108 divya desam where Lord Vishnu here was worshipped by Thirumangai Alwar and Peyazhwar. Besides, Lord Vishnu here is in the form of Yoga Narashimha along with Hanuman.
What is not so go good about this place ?
For the weak knee-ed, it is difficult to climb and may miss this beautiful one. Maybe the crowd during weekends. Otherwise, the place is a spectacular one with view of majestic view. Climb during summer is also test many people stamina.
How to reach here ?
The temple is on the way to Vellore-Thiruthani towns. The nearer railway stations are Arakkonam and Thiruthani and the nearest airport is Chennai.
What are the temple timings ?
The temple is open from morning 8.00 AM to evening 5.30 PM
How to contact this temple ?
108 Divya Desam
This temple is one of the important Divya Desam in this earth known as Bhuloka Vaikuntam- abode of Vishnu on earth. Various Alwars have composed poems on Lord Vishnu – 6500 years back according to legends. Their composition of poems on Lord Vishnu temples all over India is known as Divya Prabandham which was compiled in 9th century.