Yoga Narasimha – Chintalavadi


Sri Yoga Narasimha temple is situated at Chintalavadi village between Trichy and Karur at the banks of River Kaveri.

The main deity in the temple is Sri Yoga Narasimha devaru but you will also find Sri Gopalakrishna devaru and Sri Mukhyaprana devaru which are Sri Vyasarayaru prathista. There is also Sri Venkataramana Temple in the village with Rayaru (Sri Raghavendra Swamy) Mrithika Brindavanam.

 The temple is in a serene environment with lot of greenery around with trajectory of River Kaveri flowing just besides the temple. There are excellent facilities available around the temple for a comfortable stay and for performing sevas.

 Sri Yoga Narasimha is the family deity for thousands of Madhwas all over India and Abroad.

It is interesting to know how Sri Yoga Narasimha came to this place.


 It is told that Sri Yoga Narasimha devaru appeared in dream of a pious Brahmin by name Aryaachar from Srimushnam. The Lord mentioned to the Brahmin that a washerman was actually washing clothes on his back and told him about the exact location. He also asked him to locate the stone on which the washerman was washing and then to carry it in a direction till the stone gains weight. At the point where he can no longer carry the stone, he asked him to keep it down.

 As per the instructions of the Lord, Aryaachar went looking for the washerman and found him. When the stone on which the washerman was washing the clothes, was turned, they found Lord Yoga Narasimha carved on the bottom side of the stone. Aryaachar then carried the stone in the direction as instructed by Lord and when he came to the banks of River Kaveri he had to put it down. This place is Chintalavadi. Subsequently the place experienced lot of difficulties like drought, forest fire, etc. During this time, Vyasarayaru was camping at Srirangam and on hearing the news about Chintalavadi, he apparently traveled there and located the Yoga Narasimha vigraha and started doing Abhishekam and Pooja. After that the place prospered. Vysarayaru also installed Gopalakrishna devaru and Mukhyaprana devaru.

 Since then Sri Yoga Narasimha devaru is blessing the devotees visiting Chintalavadi.

 A Canal taking water from River Kaveri flows through the backyard of the temple. There is plush Greenery around the temple. Very near to the temple premises is Sri Guru Raghavendra Mutt where Go-Rakshana (Cow Pooja and Preservation) is being done.

 Temple Location and more details are available on


|| Om Sri Narasimhaya Namaha ||


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