Welcome to Kozha Sree Narasimhaswami Temple
Jaya and Vijaya the two gatekeepers of Lord MahaVishnu was cursed by the sanaka saints. Due to the curse they have to take three births as asuras. In these three births lord Mahavishnu kill and gave moksha to them. Among the three the first birth of Jaya and Vijaya were as the Hiranya brothers. Lord Narasimha is the fourth incarnation (Avatar) of lord Mahavishnu to kill and give moksha to Hiranya Kasipu.
After killing the Hiranya kasipu Narasimha calmed by the prayers of Prahalada with Lakshmi is the kindest Bhava (form) of Lord Narasimha. It is in that form Narasimha Moorthy showers his blessings in Kozha Sree Narasimha Swami Temple.
It has long thousands of year back the temple had founded. But unfortunately there is no historical evidence available for that. But as per the legends it is the very ancient temple in Kerala with Narasimha as its idol.
Kozha Sree Narasimha Swami is the one and only Swayambhoo Narasimha Idol in Kerala. In ancient time this place was ruled by the Vadakkumkoor Raja. At that time this place was a thick forest. Kozha Sree Narasimha Moorthy had been taking his birth in Kozha, a valley at that time.
The story associated with Kozha Narasimha Swami is almost same as in the case of most other ancient temples. It is believed that a Vana Veda who found at first the idol of Lord Narasimha from the soil. Some people believe that he was not a real veada but the lord Sree Parameshwara as himself in the form of veda who found the idol. The Vettakkoru Makan (Son of Sree Parameshwara and Parvathy when they took the form of Kiratha and Veda Sthree) temple situated near by the Narasimha swami temple is strengthen the story.
Temple Pond (Ambalakkulam)
There are also some legends behind the sacred Pond. The people near by the temple believed that the pond is believed it was built by a Bhootham (monster). And it was called that Bhootham Kuthiya Kulam (pond built by a monster). But after the renewal of the pond it lost its huge size even though the old citizens called it Bhootham Kuthiya Kulam at these times also.
Dakshinamorthy (an aspect of Lord Siva as a Guru) and Lord Ganesha are the sub-deities installed in a single sanctum sanctorum besides the right side of Lord Narasimha.