Viswaroopa Lakshmi Nrusimhan
Viswaroopa Lakshmi Nrusimhan
It is with great pleasure that I would like to share with other readers regarding this new temple of Viswaroopa Lakshmi Narasimhan that is being constructed in the Kattavakkam village, Walajabad near Kanchipuram. I would like to sincerely thank sgpeetam (at) gmail.com for letting me keeping posted about the developments of the temple.
The temple trustees have currently successfully completed the installation of the Moola Vigraham of the idol on 2nd May, 2007. The day was uniquely auspicious converging the twin benefits of Chitra Pournami (The Purnima/Full Moon Day of the Chitra Tamil Month) alongside with the the fact that the guiding star of the day was Swathi, the star that is dedicated to the worship of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha.
The installation procedure was carried along with elaborate processes punctuated by Gata Sthapanam, Kalasa Pooja, Vasthu Homam, Prathistha Homam and other holy rituals associated with the process by dedicated vidwaks under the elite leadership of scholar Dr. Lakshmi Narayana Bhattar (Salem) and Shri K Parthasarathy Swami of Sri Rangam. This was followed by copious abhishekam (Thirumanjanam) of the idol by cow's milk and tender cocunut.
The devotees were thrilled at the gigantic and majestic sixteen feet tall idol of the Lord with an amazing smile on His face. The total height of the Lord till the hoods of Adhi Sesha comes to about twenty five feet. This idol of the Lord ("Divya Mangala Moola Vigraham") has the distinct features that befit the descriptions in Brahma Stuthi ("Dhyana Sloka") of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Sahasranama Stotra. As per the description, the Lord displays an extremely pleased and an amazing smiling face and posture (Athip Prasanna Vadhanam) with a very kind mood to bless all His devotees. The Lord is seated in His yogic posture with his consort Lordess Lakshmi on His left lap embracing Him with Her right hand and holding a lotus flower on Her left hand. The Lord holds His Sudharshana Chakra on His back left hand and bow-and-arrow on His back right hand. This indicates His intention of holding the bow and arrow in His subsequent incarnation as Lord Rama. His forehands are respectively Abhaya Hasta and Varada Hasta postures. Lord Narasimha is also known as Adhirudra in whose holy form with three eyes; the third one is in His forehead and the Adhisesha above His head with seven hoods (like the seven flames of the fire Sapta Jihva). Each hood has a crowning and sparkling Nagarathina above each head.
Till the date of Samprokshanam, the temple management has planned the following programmes:
- Sahasranama Archana -- Daily at 8 PM.
- Go Pooja -- Friday at 6 PM.
- Sri Narasimha Homams -- 4 PM on all Pradosham days and 8 AM on all Swathi days.
The temple trustees and the management extend a cordial red carpet welcome to all devotees to participate in all of the programmes to get His divine blessings. They are also planning to construct a befittingly excellent temple of exquisite grandeur in the calm and serene village of Kattavakkam strictly adhering to the Agama principles over the coming months. The construction plans outlines and encompasses schedules for
- Garba Griham
- Moolas Sthana Vimanam
- Artha Mandapam
- Maha Mandapam
- Dhwajas Sthambam
- Pradhana Gopuram
- Thiru Madapalli
- Temple Premises Walls (Madhil Walls)
- Separate Shrines for Sri Thayar, Sri Andal, Nithyasooris like Sri Garuda, Sri Andal and Azhwars.
Sri Pavana Hari Homam Trust,
F1, Water Front Apartments,
4/5, South Mada Street,
Chennai -- 600 034.
Tamil Nadu. INDIA.
Source Courtesy: Information Mailer from sgpeetam (at) gmail.com