Dear Devotees,


Hariharapura is a historic Sri Lakshmi Narashima Kshetra on the banks of holy river Tunga in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka state.

Hariharapura is a divine land extolled by puranas and sanctified by the holy presence of Great Maharishis, Siddha Purushas and great Acharyas.

At Hariharapura the holy river Tunga is called Uthravahini. According to our puranas Uthravahini Kshetras are Siddha Kshetras, where devotees spiritual practices and sevas will give immediate results as their prayers are heard by the Almighty and fulfilled immediately. This is the main reason why Hariharapura is considered as Siddha Kshetra.

Hariharapura has got 2 historic names.

One is Dhaksha Kshetra and the other one is Kapalam. According to Tungabadra Sahyadri Kanda of Skandapurana, Dhaksha Prajapati performed a Maha Yagna at Hariharapura. Lord Parameshwara appeared from the yagna and blessed everyone.

So Hariharapura is considered as a Yagna boomi blessed by Lord Parameshwara himself. So from then on Sri Swayambu Dhaksha hara Someshwara swamy is being worshipped at this holy place.

Hariharapura is also a Thapo boomi of Agasthya Maharshi. During Thretha Yuga
the great Agastya Maharshi visited this Dhaksha Kshetra . This venerable sage
who came to south to subdue vindhyachala never returned back to north.

He later travelled completely in southern parts of India and visited places including Hariharapura and there he took an ashram and undertook Penance.

At Hariharapura Saint Agasthya Maharishi performed intense Penance to Lord Lakshmi Narashima and received HIS direct blessings at Hariharapura.

Later through Guru-Shishya Parampara, The Lakshmi Narashima swamy idol and the saligramha worshipped by Agasthya maharishi was passed on to Sri Swayamprakasha Saraswathi, the first Peetathipathi of Hariharapura Dharma peetam. From then on every Peetathipathi adorning the Dharmapeetam of Hariharapura have been an eminent Lakshmi Narashima upashakas.

Even Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya also visited Hariharapura during his Southern Dharma Yatra. He installed Sree Chakra Maha Yantram and over this Sree Chakra he installed the Goddess Saradha Parameshwari.

Jagadguru Adi Shankarachrya met Shri Krishna Yogendra who was doing intense Penance at Dhaksha Kshetra Hariharapura at that time.

Adi Shankaracharya extolled the importance of Daksha Kshetra and blessed Sri Krishna Yogendra, who later became the first Peetathipathi of Hariharapura Dharma Peetam. Hariharapura is one of the Dharmapeetam directly established by Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya.

At present as a part of the reconstruction of ancient Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple at Hariharapura we consecrated a “Karya Siddi Garuda Yantram” and also we installed a Unique “ Vajra Sthambha Lakshmi Narasimha Maha Yantram.” According to Thantra Shasthra Yantra is a store house of universal divine power.

Yantram represents as a vital force — prana of the deity. Where as Thantra Shasthra says idol represents body of the deity.

Thantra Shasthra says this kind of Maha Yantra is extremely powerful and it will radiate cosmic energy of one lakh idols.

So at Hariharapura Lord Lakshmi Narashima stands as the Poorna Chaitanya Moorthy, so here every devotee who devotes themselves to God truly can feel the live presence of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.

So everyone should visit Hariharapura Divya Kshetram and receive abundant of blessings from Lord Lakshmi Narasimha. Let Lord Lakshmi Narasimha and Goddess Saradha Parameshwari bless you all with wellbeing and prosperity in all your endeavours.