About the Temple – "Kshetra Mahatmya"
The Lord of Sri Mahalakshmi, Sriman Narayana incarnates Himself in this earth to uplift the worldly-stricken human souls from the wheel of birth and death and bestow upon them the eternal bliss by drawing them to His lotus feet. The Lord’s manifestations are always mysterious and beyond human comprehension, as is evidenced in the Narasimha Avatara.
The entire Avatara lasted only a few minutes on this earth. One such wonderful manifestation happened in Shree Lakshmi Narasimha Kshetram, in Belagola village, also called as “Simha Giri”, located at Srirangapatna Taluk, Karnataka. Inspired by the Lord in his deepest meditation, a young saintly person handed over the wonderful idol of Lord Lakshminarasimha to Sri. U. Ve. Viraraghavacharya, a pious and scholarly devotee of the Lord, then residing at Mysore.
Thus the Lord arrived at the devotee’s home on May 9th, 2003, a Friday, to everybody’s amazement. The arrival of Lord Narasimha saw a spurt in activities around HIM and paved the way for the establishment of a Gurukulam for Vedic and traditional studies.
The Monthly Svati Nakshatra Yajnam was commenced in June 2004. Nitya Yajna, a yajna being performed everyday by one of the inmates praying for the welfare of everybody, was commenced in the year 2005. Since 2003, an annual 11-day event marking the Lakshmi Narasimha Jayanti is celebrated in the Gurukulam.
All these activities culminated in building a beautiful temple for the Lord as per the injunctions of Agama shastras. Instructed and inspired by the Lord in their intuitions, a righteous and devoted couple Sriman Nadathur Srinivasa Raghavan (N.S.Raghavan, Co-founder of Infosys) and Smt. Jamuna Raghavan came forward to buy the land and build the temple. Bhumi Puja of the Temple was performed on 6th of March 2009. The temple is a modern day marvel, built entirely in granite stones. No steel has been used to construct the temple and has been designed strictly in accordance with the Pancharatra Agama texts.
The first stage of Garbhagruha, Mukhamandapa, Garuda Shrine were completed and the consecration was performed on June 1st 2012, a Friday, on the auspicious Chitra star.
Currently, the Mahamandapa, Prakara and Rajagopura are under construction.