Friday, 9 March 2018

Temple With A Rare Narasimha Meru (Hill Shaped Chakra Which Is Specially Made For Lord Narasimha Swamy) - Sri Hari Vaikunta Kshetra - Bommanahalli, Bangalore

‘Sri Hari Vaikunta Kshetra’ is a famous Narasimha Swamy Temple located in Roopena Agrahara, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. According to the temple priest, this shrine boasts of a 400-year-old Narasimha Meru and this is the only temple in India with this special feature. Devotees far and wide flock this temple especially on Tuesdays and Saturdays, considered auspicious days for Narasimha Swamy, to offer their prayers. Here the Narasimha Meru is seen amidst the idols of Ashta Lakshmis: Aadhi Lakshmi, Santhana Lakshmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Dhana Lakshmi, Dhaanya Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshmi, Vira Lakshmi and Aishwarya Lakshmi.

Front View Of Sri Hari Vaikunta Kshetra Temple
Front View Of Sri Hari Vaikunta Kshetra Temple
‘Narasimha Meru’ is a chakra with a shape of a hill, specially made for Lord Narasimha Swamy. This has all the mantras (Beejakshara) related to Lord Narasimha Swamy. This rare Narasimha Meru is said to be powerful. This meru has ‘Adhi Kurma, Adhi Varaha, Adhi Vasuki and Adhi Manduka’ inside the meru, indicating as if these are carrying the meru. At the base one can see ‘Chethur Yalli and Ashta Gaga.’ At the top of the chakra one can see ‘Shreekara and Omkara.’

Aerial View Of Sri Hari Vaikunta Kshetra Temple
Aerial View Of Sri Hari Vaikunta Kshetra Temple
Devotees believe that performing 28 pradakshanams to Lord Narasimha Swamy and to this Meru by carrying toor dal in the palm and offering it to the temple will solve Kuja dosha, financial constraints, barrenness and will bring peace and prosperity in their life. The temple priest informed us that the toor dal is used for annadanam on Swathi Nakshatra of every month.

Sri Hari Vaikunta Kshetra Temple Dwajasthambam
Sri Hari Vaikunta Kshetra Temple Dwajasthambam
In the Hindu pantheon, Narasimha is one of the Dasavataras of Lord Hari or Vishnu. Lord Vishnu took Narasimha avataram in Vaishaka month on the Swati Nakshatra day to kill the demon king Hiranyakasipu. Since the deity’s birth star is Swati, every month on this day there will be special pujas performed to Lord Narasimha besides Sudarsana Narasimha homam, Sathyanarayana Swamy puja, Ratharohana, Runa Vimochana Stotropadesha and annadanam. Thousands of people throng this temple on this auspicious day to offer their prayers. The temple is planning to construct a separate mandapam for annadanam.

Sri Hari Vaikunta Kshetra Main Deity & Meru With Silver Kavacham
Sri Hari Vaikunta Kshetra Main Deity & Meru With Silver Kavacham
Narasimha Swamy here is sitting between Adi Lakshmi, Santhana Lakshmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Dhana Lakshmi, Dhanya Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshimi, Veera Lakshmi and Aishwarya Lakshmi (Asta Lakshmi's). Namakarana and Anna Prasana to children here will keep them away from fear and Narasimaha Swamy will safe guard them forever with his blessings. Children having Anna Prasana here will never find difficulty for food throughout their life. Getting married in Asta Lakshmi Sametha Narasimha Swamy Sannidhi will bring peace and prosperity in their life.

Narasimha Meru At Sri Hari Vaikunta Kshetra
Narasimha Meru At Sri Hari Vaikunta Kshetra
Lord Vishnu took Narasimha avathara in Vaishaka Masa on Swathi Nakshatra day to kill demon king Hiranya Kasipa, so Narasimha Swamy nakshatra is Swathi Nakshatra. Hence on every month Swathi Nakshatra we offer special pooja's to Lord Narasimha Swamy. On every month Swathi Nakshatra, Sudarshana Narasimha Homa, Sathya Narayana Swamy Pooja, Ratharohana, Runa Vimochana Stotaropadesha and Anna Dhana are performed. Deepotsavam is considered auspicious at this temple.

Temple Timings:

Morning Timings : 07:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Evening Timings : 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM
On Special Occasions timings might differ.

Temple Location:

The temple is located close to the Madivala overbridge behind the Srinivasa Perumal temple on the Hosur road. From Madivala one can take the over bridge and then drive down the Electronic City Elevated express way where there is a ‘U’ turn. From there take the service road and after about 500 meters one would see the Srinivasa Perumal Temple on the left.

Temple Address & Contact Details:

Sri Hari Vaikunta Kshethra
1, 2nd Main, 2nd Cross, Behind Lakshmi Venkateshwara Temple,
Hosur Road, Roopena Agrahara,
Bommanahalli, Bengaluru,
Pin Code : 560 068,
Karnataka.
Phone : 080 25732289 ; 94806 20338.

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