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Tirumakudal Narsipur, Karnataka, India



Narsimha Swamy is the main deity of this temple, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Narasimha in stting position and holds in his right hand a berry stalk of Gunja plant between his thumb and fore finger.


Goddess Mahalakshmi is the consort of Lord Vishnu.

Interesting Facts

  • This is the place in South India where Kumbhamela is held every three years and finds a mention in the Skanda Purana as one of the Trimakuta Kshetras (holy places at the convergence of three rivers).

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit this temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.


Highest - April to June (38°C during day and 26°C during night)Average - May (37°C during the day and 21°C during night)Lowest - October to February (27°C during day and 18°C during night)Monsoon season - August to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • These rules are applicable for foreigners also. Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.
  • Pilgrims/visitors will not be allowed inside the temple if dress code is not followed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smo​king is strictly prohibited inside the temple premises.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Bus Stand Tirumakudalu Narasipura
1.9 KM 080-49596666
Mysuru Junction
34.3 KM 139
Mysore Airport
38.1 KM 0821-2596802


Lord Narasimha idol is depicted holding a weighing balance with a twig of Gunja (botanical name-Abrus precatorius) plant and hence the name Gunja Narasimha Swamy. This signifies the importance of T.Narasipura vs the Kashi (Benares) by a Gunja seed. Gunja is known as Gulaganji in Kannada. Typical Dravidian style imposing 5 tier gopura (tower) over the entrance gate (mahadwara), built in Dravidian and Hoysala architecture. Mandapams surrounded by main sanctum is small mantaps where idol of Sri Ramanuja, Ganesha are consecrated. Inscriptions dating from the Krishnadevaraya period in Nagari script.

Religious Significance

The legend of the idol is that a washer had a dream in which Lord Narasimha asked him to remove his idol below an ant hill and construct a temple for him. The washer man then asked the Lord where he will get the money to build a temple. The Lord tells him to look under the washing stone for money. Lo and behold! The washer man finds the money and constructs the sanctum sanctorum for the Lord. Lord asks the washer man a boon for having built the temple and he asks to visit the pilgrimage center Kashi (Benaras). To this the Lord tells him that from now on the Punya received to devotees who visit Gunja Narasimha Swamy temple will be a Gunja more than Kashi. Like the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswathi, in Kashi, here it is the confluence of Kaveri, Kapila, and Spatika Sarovara Rivers. The washer man asks for moksha and the Lord grants him his wish.


This temple was built in 16th century by Vijayanagara Kings and renovated in 2011. The Vijaynagar kings and Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar expanded the temple.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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