Uramellaneyan temple in Tirukkottiyur
The Uramellaneyan Temple is in Tirukkottiyur, 10km south of Tirupattur, and 50km east of Madurai. There are two Deities of Lord Narasimha here. One shows him chasing Hiranyakasipu, who is trying to elude his grip, and the other shows him tearing the body of Hiranyakasipu to shreds.
This is the birthplace of Tirukkottiyur Nambi (Goshtipurna), one of Ramanuja’s five gurus. He initiated Ramanuja into the secret of the sacred mantra. It is said that Ramanuja received the secret mantra from Tirukkottiyur Nambi after 18 visits. Sri Ramanuja then publicly explained the inner meaning of the mantra from the temple tower to all the Vaishnavas who had assembled there.