Historical Background
The ruins of Mattummal Sri Narasimha Moorthy Temple (1947-2009) has seen not only centuries of chequered history but it also has a unique place in the history of Kerala, depicting the challenges faced by the Hindus of this part of Muslim dominated Malappuram district after independence.

A baalalaya or temporary place for worship was constructed here in 2009 to enable the devotees to perform their age old tradition of worship of Lored Narasimhamoorthy at this place. All around the temple premises, there were only the horrifying remains of the jihad against Hindus, represented by broken temple columns and shattered moortis which were once revered and venerated not only by common people but also by great seers of antiquity. One only had to look closely to see the petrified blood drops of a martyr, Ramasimhan in the temple premises, castigating us Hindus for not having enough self-esteem and courage to fight back.
Sri Narasimha Moorthy Temple premises are located on a beautiful hillock called Malaparamba, 4 km south-west of Angadipuram near Perinthalmanna in Malapuram district-Kerala. According to astrological calculations the antiquity of the Temple goes back to nearly 4,000 years. It is believed that owing to the unique sanctity of this place, many Rishis had conducted penance here in ancient times. One such Rishi is said to have had a darshan of MahaVishnu in the Narasimha Avataara. He then initiated the construction of the Narasimha Moorthy temple for the benefit of the public at large. In course of time the temple gained name and fame, attracting devotees from far and wide though the temple faced many vicissitudes during the centuries that followed.

During the centuries that followed, the brahmanas who had participated in the affairs of the temple had suffered a schism into Shaiva and Vaishnava sects and sectarian conflicts followed soon after. The sectarian strife’s and petty quarrels had their debilitating effects on the administration of the Malaparamba Maattummal Narasimha Moorthy Temple. Consequently, the temple’s fortunes too declined slowly and the temple finally fell to ruins. The management of the temple, later,  came into the hands of the local ruling family of Kundarackkal and the Temple recaptured its lost glory.

Most of the temples in Malabar fell to large scale looting, desecration and demolition in the wake of Tippu Sultan’s savage Islamic Jihad against the unarmed, pacifist and docile Hindu populace of Malabar. This holy Narasimhamoorthy Temple too got destroyed in Tippu’s jihad against the Hindus of Malabar. With most of the Hindu people slaughtered and enslaved by Tippu’s murderous jihadi hordes from Mysore and the rest of the Hindus converted to Islam under the threat of death by torturous dismemberment, the Temple premises, having no one to give care, became desolate ruins and soon became overgrown by thick vegetation.