Saturday, February 2, 2013

My pilgrimages 49

Malleswaram Sri Lakshmi Narsimha swamy Temple

MadanMohan Tarun

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.

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