Ennayiram, Azhagiya Narashima Perumal Kovil
One of the early Middle Temple a Madakovil (Multi-tiered). The temple is currently under ASI. It should have had multiple sanctums, but currently only the main sanctum houses a Sudai image of Lord Paramapathavasan and consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi. Following the tradition of the time and the locality, we see a Narashima image just outside the sanctum (as seen in Karivaradaha Perumal, Dadapuram). The temple has many inscriptions. It was earlier called RajaRaja Devar Vinnagar. This had been a great centre of learning, a Sanskrit college with 270 students was functioning during the time of Rajendra Chola and the endowments made for this institution is recorded in the inscriptions here. Temple is assigned to the period of Raja Raja by SRB. SRB states the prime deity is a standing Narashima (which is not the case now, however the prime deity made of Sudai, looks ancient). He also states the temple is in state of ruins, today it is in a much better shape, thanks to ASI.
Feb 15, 2013