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Manganam Sree Narasimha Swamy Temple – Information – Festivals

Manganam Sree Narasimha Swamy temple is located at Muttambalam in Manganam in Kottayam district, Kerala. The main murti worshipped in the temple is the Narasimha avatar of Bhagwan Vishnu.

The deity is lovingly known as Manganathappan. The main prathishta vigraham or murti is that Chathur Bahu Vishnu (Bhagavan Vishnu with four arms) facing west. The sankalpam of the murti is that of Narasimha who was pleased with unparalleled devotion of child Prahlada. It is believed that Narasimha is here listening to the sthoothis (praises) of young Prahlada. Narasimha is here in a benign and kind form.

The temple has an inscription on the sreekovil dating back to the 11th century CE. The inscription talks about the reconstruction of the sreekovil using granite. So it is believed that the temple might belong to the 8th or 9th century CE.

The temple has as vatta sreekovil along with kodimaram, vilakku, chuttambalam and shrines of Upa Devatas.

The shrine is famous for mural paintings and its beautiful sculptures. The shrine also has a beautiful pond.

The main offering in the temple are Panakam and Charakkil Ada.

The annual festival in the temple is held in Makaram month (January – February).

The prathishta dinam is also observed in Makaram month.

The annual Narasimha Jayanti day on shukla paksha chaturdashi day in Vaishaka Masam is an important festival in the temple.