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Kadungalloor Sree Narasimha Swamy Temple - Information - Story - Festival

Kadungalloor Sree Narasimha Swamy temple is located on the Aluva – Varapuzha road. The annual festival begins with kodiyettam on a day before Vishu in Medam month and ends seven days later.

The arattu festival at Aluva manappuram is attended by hundreds of devotees. The Valiya Vilakku during the 7-day annual festival is highly auspicious – witnessing it and praying during the time will help in fulfillment of the wishes.

The main deity worshipped in the temple is Narasimha and the murti is 6 feet tall. The murti has four hands. The Ugra Narasimha here is the one which is annihilating Hiranyakashipu. The sreekovil here is round in shape. The murti worshipped here is referred to as Eka Chatrapati bhavam – due to this there are no upa devatas inside the main temple.

The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Vishnu and Parthasarathy. Their small shrines are outside the main temple. The temple is noted for its unusually big Balikallu.

It is believed that the middle portion of the body of Jadayu, who had attempted to stop Ravana from kidnapping, had fallen here.

The main offering in the temple are palpayasam, pizhinja payasam, Thrimadhuram and Panakam.

The pushpanjali performed in the shrine with Dhanvantari mantra helps in curing all kinds of illness. Narasimha Mantra pushpanjali is performed in the temple for removing all kinds of difficulties in life.

This temple too was attacked by Tipu Sultan. The murtis of deities in Kochambalam are still in the same form in which Tipu Sultan attacked them.