Sholingur Sri Narasimha Temple and Sri Hanuman Temple
Located in Vellore district of Tamilnadu, this town was known in the past as Chola Simha Puram and is known for the twin hill temples of Lord Narasimha and Lord Hanuman.
Sholingur Narasimha and Hanuman Temple Entrance Steps Chennai
Sholingur Narasimha and Hanuman Temple Arch Chennai
Legend behind Twin Hills:
The Legend says,after the end of Sri Rama Avathaaram, Hanuman wanted to go back to Sri Vaikuntham, and serve the Lord there. The Lord instructed Hanuman to go to this place and protect the Rishis penance from the oncoming danger. At that time the two demons by name Kalan and Keyan appeared as soon as the rishis started penance and distrubed their effort. It was then that Sri Hanuman wanted an instant tool to stop it and Lord Rama offered him his Changu and Chakram with the help of which Hanuman killed the demons and prevented the tapas of Saptha rishis and Vaamathevar from innteruption in their tapas. After that,Hanuman had the darshan of Sri Narasimha in his Avathaara kolam at the lapse of a Kadigai,along with the rishis, and accepted the order of Lord Narasimha to sit in front of him in the small hill and serve as a protector for those whoever comes to this hill seeking relief from demons or demon effects.
It is believed that Lord Narasimha asked Hanuman to stay here until the end of the Kali yugam and reach him after that. There is no other place Where Hanuman has such prominance,a hill and temple as his own abode and having the Changu and Chakram given by Lord Vishnu, with four hands.