24 November 2021, Plava varusha, Karthikai -08, Wednesday ;
Sthala Puranam :
Lord NarasimhaDeva Temple is situated in Devapalli at West Bengal. It is known by the names Narasimha Puri and Devapalli (neighbourhood of the devas).
The temple was built in AD 321 century. It is on top of the hill. Lord is Swayambhu with16 bhujas. Moolavar Sri Prasanna Narasimhaswami, has 16 bhujas. It dates back to AD 321 century. Sri Hanuman shrine is also located in the nearby place, Kondagattu.
Lord Narasimhadeva with Hiranyakasipu on His lap and Prahlada at His feet. This self-manifest deity dates back to Satya-yuga. It is believed that Lord Narasimhar came to the place and took rest and washed his hands after killing Demon king Hiranyakasipu.
After Knowing that Lord Narasimha had come to take rest there, all the demigods including Brahma built their houses there and thus created a village on the bank of river Mandakini and all engaged in the service of the Lord. Since that time the place has been known as Narasimha-kshetra . Previously there were many hillocks, where the houses of Brahma, Suryadeva, and Indra were situated. Now only the hillocks are there but one can see many stones lying around which are the ruins of the temples of different demigods.
It is also said that Lord Narasimha washed His hands in the pond next to the temple. This place marks the outer limit of Navadvipa-dhama which extends up to 32 miles. According to the scriptures, this village in Navadvipa, named Sri Narasimha- kshetra, is most purifying.
Sthala Vruksha: Vata Vruksha
Darsan Timings: 10-12 a.m.
Temple Events: Bhrahmotsava is performed from chaitra purnima for 3 days
Location: From Karimnagar via Kothapalli, Vedhira, Ramadugu, Kotla Narasimhapalli
Address: Kolta Narasimhapalli post, Gangadhara mandal, Karimanagar district
DIRECTIONS TO REACH NARASIMHAPALLI
Railway Station: Gangadhara
Bus Station: Gangadhara
From Howrah Station:
Reaching “Nabadwip Dham” station, one has to take a rikshaw to
“Mayapur Ghat” and then get on a boat to cross over the Ganga to reach “Hular Ghat” at Mayapur.
One can also take a boat across the Jalangi River to Swarupa Ganj.
From there, bike rickshaw facility is available to reach the temple.