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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 …