Narasimheswarar Thyagamugacheri

Narasimheswarar, Thyagamugacheri

Saivite Temples - Vellore District


Narasimheswarar, facing east


 Maragadhavalli, facing south

Other Deities

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Narasimheswarar Thyagamugacheri Temple is an ancient east facing temple which has completely dilapidated over time. Narasimheswarar Thyagamugacheri is with entrance from south, though no proper compound wall was present. All the other deities including the Niches deities are missing, either safeguarded or lost. the Nandi Mantapa, Maha Mantapa and the sanctums of the god and goddess are all that is present. This large temple has 2 Prakarams and a temple tank towards the east. The bright side is that the temple was being renovated as on January 2011.

Holy Water – Temple tank

Holy Tree – Vanni (Proposis cineraria)


Narasimheswarar Thyagamugacheri is undoubtedly an ancient temple from the looks of the Vimaanam and and the Mantapam. Historical information is not available as on date.


Lord Brahma is also called Thisai Mugan (as he has 4 faces facing the different directions). Since he worshiped Lord Vishnu in this place it came to be called Thisaimuga Cheri which over time became Thyagamugacheri. Lord Vishnu in his Narasimha Avatar after killing the Asura Hiranyakashipu is believed to have worshiped lord Shiva here at Narasimheswarar Thyagamugacheri.


Take a right at Kaveripakkam junction in the Chennai – Bangalore highway and proceed down to reach Azhagiya Ramar or Sundara Varadar temple. Keep going north on the road to Sholingur to reach Narasimheswarar Thyagamugacheri temple.

Stay and Food

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