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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie..

Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... Love reading books- sometimes i read 3books simultaneously, crazy about music- need it all around me, all the time and ofcourse, i totally am ga ga goo goo over my 7yr old naughty brat- Floppy!! errr, Prince Floppy!! :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Deja vu - Singaperumal koil

On April 14th, Tamil New Years Day, uncle came home and exclaimed - your manni wants to go to a Lakshmi narasimha temple today.. She is talking of a temple in Sholingur, can you find out about it or other temples? After a quick on my ipod touch, i read out some facts about that temple, distance etc... Given the heat, uncle said -no way, thats too far off and climbing a hillock in this blazing sun is just out of the question.. Any other options?  
 The hillock on which the temple sits

[Ding Dong ]Thats when it hit me..  Singaperumal koil, near Chengelpet.. I had been there with Lakshmi about 7months back and it was a Narasimha temple, and i was very sure we saw a Lakshmi narasimha idol there.. Narrated in detail to uncle and then to aunt about the temple, how far it was, and how it was built inside a mountain, and the giri valam or pradakshanam was done around the temple, on the hillock... Managed to find the number and found out that the temple is open till 12noon and then 4pm onwards.. 

The tree where people worship and leave something on - pile of stones[homes], cradle[babies], thread[marriage]

Post lunch, we hit the road around 2.30pm and as we were driving along, aunt wanted a detailed version of  what i had spoken on the phone earlier.. I went on to describe our journey, starting with the time we left home to where all we visited .. She was fascinated and had a gleam in her eye, but uncle clearly cut her off saying - today you want to go to this temple, we do only this and get back home!! :)

We reached the temple at 4pm, but the priest came to open the doors only around 4.30pm. Aunt had a bit of doubt if there was an idol of Lakshmi narasimha, but that was put to rest as we proceeded towards the main sanctum... I quite like that temple, there is soemthing peaceful and powerful about the place!!! 
A sense of Deja vu hit me as we passed along familiar places and paths... Kept remember bits and pieces of conversation Lakshmi and i had had earlier... the car, AC not working, all of it came flooding like as if it was a trip taken few days ago!! 

Its beautiful how a visit to the same place with different people can add to our experiences!  For more pictures from our earlier trip, click here

Untill next time!!


  1. I never knew of such a temple near Chengalpet. Next time, I am traveling to Chennai and nearabouts by road, I should visit this place. My dad would be elated to visit this temple. Thanks for sharing this information with us.

  2. Its a really beautiful temple.. I had been there when my father in law was working for a while at Melmaruvatthur... we visited a lot of temples in and around the place, but this is one which stands out well in my memory..... have to take Samhith again... he will enjoy it..

  3. Short and crisp post. It is those small places that have something special associated with them.

    Those deja vus. :) Sometimes good, sometimes not.

  4. Sankara - oh, its quite popular alrght. do visit!!!

    Anu- :) i like the temple, esp the giri valam on the small hillock around the main shrine!!

    RamMmm - yep, that is true... Thanks for the lovely words!!

  5. First of all thanks very much for this blog...Everyone talked about the beauty of the temple,but the more i experienced in the temple is the power of the god.when i was in india i used to go on every week end but now i am away from india but still i could experience his presence with me.. It might look exaggerated but its truth..thanks for the photos it takes us to the temple :):):)

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  7. Thank you for sharing this.
    it is very interesting..


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  9. Wonderful blog!!! Even we didn’t know about all those things you’ve written in your blog i am manutha from Fox Travels

  10. What a nice place, hope to visit this area someday. Thank you and keep posting.

  11. I would definitely love to travel at such an adorable place, thank you for sharing such kind of deja vu with us, it happens with us, most of the time.
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