Located South of Thiru Thanka and about ½ km West of Ashtabhujam temple is the Narasimha temple in Thiru Velukkai.
Lord Vishnu who took the Narasimha Avataaram to kill Hiranya took another form of Narasimha at this place and went behind a group of asuras who were causing misery to people. The scared asuras ran away and were not to be found. Happy at keeping the Asuras away from this place, Lord Narasimha decided to stay put at this place so he could protect the people from evil force at all times.
Vel signifies desire and since the Lord chose to reside at this place out of his own desire, this place came to called ‘Thiru Velukkai’.
PeyAzhvaar and Thirumangai Azhvaar have sung praise of the Lord.
அன்று இவ்வுலகம் அளந்த....
நின்று இருந்த வேளுக்கை நீள்
நகர்வாய் அன்று கிடந்தானை கேடு இல் சீரானை
முன் கண்சைகடந்தானை நெஞ்சமே கான் - Pey Azhvaar
Moolavar : Azhagiya Singar West Facing Sitting Posture
Thaayar : VelukkaiValli, AmruthaValli
Utsavar : ‘Aal Ari’, Mukuntha Naayakan
Time : 7am-1030am, 5pm-730pm
Contact : Raja Bhattar
Address : Velukkai Azhagiya Singar Temple, Kanchipuram 631 501