Location of the Temple:
Devarmalai is located about 5 Kms away from a place called "Paalayam". Paalayam is found about 30 Kms away from Karur (in between Karur - Dindugal route). Buses, taxis run from Paalayam to Devarmalai.
To reach the temple, bhaktas have to travel from Karur, via Gujiliyampaarai and then to Paalayam. And from here, the temple is about 5 Kms away.
From Paalayam, if we travel about 3 Kms on the east direction, we will come to a place called "Kuruni Kulathuppatti" and from here if we travel about 2 Kms, we can reach Devarmalai temple.
From Paalayam, buses that run towards Trichy, Manappaarai will travel via Devarmalai.
About the temple:
The Kadhir Narasinga Perumal temple situated at Devarmalai about 35 Kms from Karur, Tamilnadu, India is said to be around 2500 years old and renovated from time to time by the erstwhile kingdoms of Naickers, Pandiyas etc. The names of rulers Krishnadeva Rayar, Kariappa Naicker and Sakkamma Naicker does deserve mention in the renovation of the temple from time to time about 700 years ago.
It is believed that the furious Lord Narasimha after the "Hiranya Samhara" was intercepted by the Devars and Maharishis at this place and hence was known as "Devarmari" formerly, now called Devarmalai. The Devars solaced him and Maharishis with the holy water obtained from the "Moksha theertham" which they created there.
The "Moksha theertham" is nearby the temple with idols of Sri Rama, Seetha Devi, Sri Lakshmana and Sri Hanuman in its walls. By taking both in Moksha theertham (also called as Brahma (or) Aakasa theertham) it is believed that all the Dosham related to Sani are cleared.
The holy shrine built as per the "Agama Sasthras" comprises of the Mahamandapam, Artha Mandapam and Karuvarai separately for the presiding deity Sri Kadhir Narasinga Perumal and Goddess Kamalavalli thaayar, the Urchava Mandapas, the majestic Dwajasthambams, the idols of Lord Lakshmi Narayana Perumal and Mahavishnu, separate Sannadhis for Sri Garudalwar, Sri Ramanujar, and Sri Bairavar etc.
The Moolavar is Sri Kathir Narasinga Perumal also called as "Ugra Narasimhar". The Lord sits with folded left leg, showing Agvanamudra (inviting His bhaktas towards Him) with left hand, and the right hand showing the Abhaya Hastham, which clearly tells us that He is there for all of his bhaktas. The upper two hands hold Sangu and Chakkaram. The presence of "Thri Nethra" (third eye) is a rare manifestation.
The thaayar is Sri Kamalavalli Thaayar found in a separate sannadhi.
During Swathi Nakshatram, special poojas are done for him. Special thirumanjanam and Alankaram are done.
The Archakar says by worshipping him, all the family problems, mind related problems, problems in marriage are cleared. He also says that during Pradhosham, by going around the temple for 11 times, will give all the whatever we wish for.
Sannadhis for Sri Ramanujar, Sri Nammalwar are found.
Vilvam is the sthalam viruksham of this temple.
Garuda sevai in Maargazhi month, Vaikasi Brahmotsavam, Vaikunda Ekadesi utsavam are done in a grand manner in the past. But, at present only, 1 time pooja is done. Daily morning 7 AM to 6 PM, the temple will opened.