The presiding deity is Thirunarayana perumal. The uthsava Perumal is called Chelvapillai. Mother Lakshmi is called Yadugiri Naachiyaar.
The significance of Ramanujacharya’s vigraham is Ramanuja Himself consecrated this vigraham and installed His powers in the deity.
Badari Narayana is Kshethradhi pathi of Melkote and this place is also called Dakshina Badarikasrama.
Varshika bramhotsavams are conducted on hasta nakshathra when sun in in meena constellation. In those 9 days , 4 th day is Vayiramudi seva when a dazzling diamond jewel-studded crown is adorned to Lord. Lakhs of people participate in this world famous event though it is a remote place.
Acharya Ramanuja of 1017 AD allowed down trodden people into the temple here only, to prove that all are equal before God
He brought out the right essence of Vedic knowledge by his invaluable commentaries.
This place is worshipped as ‘JNA:NA MANDAPA’ by the elite.
On the mountain is Yoga Narasimha Swamy. It is said that Prahlada consecrated it in Krutha yuga.
Ramanuja stayed at Melkote for 12 years