My pilgrimages 49
Malleswaram Sri Lakshmi Narsimha swamy Temple
This is one of the oldest temples of Bangalore .
It was built by Venkoji , the step brother of Chhatrapati Shivaji ,Maharaj.
Once he saw lord Shiva in his dream , who directed him to build a temple.
While searching a proper place to give shape to the desire of the lord, he came across this small hillock and decided to built this temple.
This temple is dedicated to lord Narsimha , the ferocious loin- headed god who killed Hiranyakashyapu to protect his devotee Prahlad.
This , small, but powerful temple is the symbol of assurance of protection to all his devotees.
I visited this temple on 16th January 2013.