Narasinganadar Angamangalam

Narasinganadar, Angamangalam

Saivite Temples - Thoothukudi


Narasinganadar, facing west


Aavudaiambal, facing east

Other Deities

Kanni Vinayaka, Muruga with consorts, Surya Kalabhairava, Saneeswara. Sanctum Niches – Dakshinamurthy, Chandikeswara

Narasinganadar Angamangalam is a beautiful west-facing temple with an entrance gateway in the west. The Goddess is in a separate east-facing shrine, facing the Lord. Narasinganadar Angamangalam is situated in a single Prakaram with tall compound walls. We were told by the priest that the idols here have Saivite and Vaishnavite indications in them. Dakshinamurthy here is unlike anywhere else in the form of Ardhanareeswara.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Sarabha Theertham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Narasinganadar Angamangalam is an ancient temple dating back to the Pandya era. There are several inscriptions all around the sanctum sanctorum walls here. The details of the same are not available as of now.


Lord Narasimha’s (one of Lord Maha Vishnu’s 10 Avatars) anger and agitation after killing Hiranyakashipu was unbearable and the Devas appealed to Lord Shiva to soothe him. Accordingly, the Lord requested his consort Pravati to persuade Narasimha to come to Narasinganadar Angamangalam, take a dip in the Sarabha Theertham here and worship him. Narasimha heeded his sister Parvati’s request and relieved himself of anger.


Narasinganadar Angamangalam is about 38 kilometers from Tirunelveli and 17 kilometers before Tiruchendur in the road connecting the 2 towns. Narasinganadar Angamangalam is 6 kilometers after Then Thiruperai on the right side of the road a little inside just before reaching Kurumbur.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Tiruchendur where there are many hotels, lodges, and restaurants for a comfortable stay and good food. Tiruchendur is about 40 kilometers south of Thoothukudi and 55 kilometers southeast of Tirunelveli. It is a well-connected coastal town.

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