Sri Bhoo Varaha Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, Halasi4 June 2021
Sri Bhoo Varaha Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple located here at Halashi, Karnataka and was built by King Vijayaditya III in 1186-87 in the Kadamba style of architecture.
The temple has two Garbhagrahas.
The main shrine has an idol of Sri Maha Vishnu in a sitting posture. Behind this deity are idols of Lord Surya, Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi and Lord Sri Narasimha. According to legend, the idol of Lord Narasimha was a swayambhu, that is, it was not made by human hands and it just appeared on its own.
The characteristic of Lord here is His standing posture with right leg on a Koorma (Tortoise), left leg on Aadishesha, the King of serpents, Goddess Sri Bhoodevi – Sri Maha Lakshmi on one shoulder, Gadha & Shankha in the hands and beautiful ear rings.The deity is around 7 ft. tall.
This temple is situated at Halasi, a small town in Belagavi Dist, about 24 kms from Kitturu. It was a minor capital of Kadambas during 980 – 1250 AD.