One day Sri Raghavendra Swamy chariot while he is travelling from Karnataka to Mantralayam suddenly stopped at Urukunda village. As all efforts to restart the chariot failed, Sri Raghavendra Swami recognised the greatness of this place with his great sight (Divyadrushti) and he worshiped Sri Narasimha Swamy here. Devotees strongly believe that worshipping Lord Narasimha Swami & Sri Veeranna here will solve their problems, cure all diseases, reduces mental tensions, fears and provide great metal peace and happiness. Devotees wear a silver garland after visiting this temple as a remembrance of lord Eranna & Sri Narasimha Swamy.
Sri Veerabadra Swamy
There was a sage named Hiranya who did penance for many years under a Peepal tree in Urukunda village. All the cows that grazed in the village used to flock around him and he spent a lot of time pampering and talking to them. The villagers brought fruits and food to him and sought his blessings. Sage Eranna helped to cure chronic diseases and ailments of these kind villagers.
One day, Sage Veeranna disappeared from his usual place under the Peepal tree. At about the same time, an idol of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha appeared below the tree. The villagers believed that the sage had appeared before them again as Narasimha Swamy. They placed the idol of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha under the Peepal Tree and started worshipping him. They also wanted to place an idol of Sage Veeranna alongside the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy for worship.