The Gunja Narasima Swamy Temple is a Hindu temple in Tirumakudal Narasipura, a town in the Mysore district, Karnataka state, India. The town is found 20 miles south east of the verifiably imperative city of Mysore. The sanctuary goes back to about the sixteenth run of the Vijayanagara domain and is worked in normal dravidian style with an overwhelming gopura tower over the passage door mahadwara and a four pillared mantapa "corridor" before the sanctum.
The sanctuary is situated at the conjunction of the Kaveri waterway and the Kabini stream and is viewed as sacrosanct by Hindus. The sanctuary gets its name from the GunjaGulaganji in Kannada tree Abrus precatorious that develops in the front of the principle entrance. Models in the sanctuary incorporate those of the Hindu god Narasimha and the evil presence King Hiranyakashipu. By uprightness of its holiness, the sanctuary is regularly contrasted with Kashi, a consecrated city for Hindus in northern India.
As per the eminent British Raj period student of history and epigraphist B. Lewis Rice, the sanctuary was in the support of the Dalavoy of Mysore "medieval ruler" with a yearly upkeep. Records show the sanctuary experienced repairs and embellishments amid this time. The sanctuary is an ensured landmark under the Karnataka state division of the Archeological Survey of India. There is another sanctuary close by, called the "Agastyeshwara" sanctuary, and the two sanctuaries are the scene of a religious reasonable Jatra that is held yearly drawing in huge number of enthusiasts.