The Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple is the foremost temple of Gowda Saraswatha Brahmins in and around Thalassery.
The Temple is located in the heart of Thalassery town, in the Kannur district of Kerala. The temple and the prathishta faces North which is a unique feature. The temple was established in 1831 A.D.
A small group of GSBs migrated from Goa settled in Tellichery in the latter half of 17th century and early part of 18th century. They built a small shrine dedicated to Lord Kodanda Rama, in the Tellichery town.
A Rich GSB Merchant named Devdas Bhandari submitted the Idol of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha to the shrine in the early 19th Century. A proper temple was built in the site of the old shrine in 1831. This prathishta was done by H.H. Srimad Sumatheendra Tirtha Swamiji in 1831 A.D. on Samvatrasra Vaishaka masa Shukla Panchami, Monday, Punarvasu Nakshtra of the Shaka era. H.H.Srimad Sumatheendra Tirtha was the 15th pontiff of Sri Kashi Mutt Samsthan, Varanasi. Apart from the Main Deity of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha the Deities of Lord Kodanda Rama,Venkaramana with his divine consorts of Sri Devi and Bhoomi Devi were installed.
From Kannur 41 min (22.3 km) via NH 66
MM Road, Near Bank Of India Branch, Thalassery, Kerala 670101