The Village Narasingam

On 31/01/2014 - 4:42 PM

The Village Narasingam

The 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.

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