Hari Ohm

This Blog on Vishnu sahasranama is based on Thruppavai.  Readers can Enjoy referring respective Thiruppavai Paasurams. 

If the first two forms, "Para" and "Vyuha", by their very nature make them less appealing and create a sense of remoteness in one's consciousness, the Lord has made Himself easily accessible to one and all by His presence in the form of idols in temples.
The archa  form of NArAyaNa is due to His Soulabhyam (easy accessibility to one and all) and Sowseelyam (Friendship shown by an exalted one towards a lowly person without expecting anything in return). this is like the affection of parents for their children who happened to live far away from their homes. In this form, He resides with His full complement of qualities or character. He is available to His devotees, receives their prayers and blesses them.
In this Archa form, it is possible for us to realise the Supreme Being Who is without beginning or end, Who is the highest and unequalle…

Yoga Narasimha Perumal Temple-Narasingam

NarasingamThe Village Narasingam is situated at a distance of 8 km from Madurai on the road to Melur. Near to this village, at the foot of the Yanaimalai hills there is a Cave temple of Yoga Narasinga Perumal.. This temple was constructed in 770 A.D. by Madurakavi alias Marankaari who was the minister of the Madurai King Paraanthaka Nedunchelzyan. There is a front Mandapam (court). The sculpture of Narasinga Perumal is carved out of the Yanaimalai Hill rocks. Since the hill is in the shape of an elephant, the name of the hill is called Yannaimalai. This temple is a good example of the cave sculpturing of the Pandia Kingdom. In front of this there is a stone temple for the goddess Sri. Narasingavalli. This place, though not a `Divyadesam' sanctified by Azhwars' hymns, is situated between two holy places — Azhagarkoil in the north and Thirumohur in the east.
Sthala PuranamAccording to the Sthala Puranam of Madurai Koodal Azhagar Temple, known as Koodal Manmiyam, published 80 years …