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The Historic Temple at the Simhachalam, built in the 11th Century, where the Lord Varaha Narasimha Swami's temple is located, resembles the rich cultural heritage Visakhapatnam holds. Located on the Hill top, at a height of 244 mts, popularly called the Hill of the Lion Lord, is the temple of Lord Vishnu in the avatara of Sri Narasimha Swami varu. This great temple built in the 11th century by the King Sri Krishnadevarayam, is one of its kind in the country. Inscriptions on the temple date back to 1098 AD.
Millions of devotees from round the world visit this temple every year especially during the Chandanotsavam Festival Season. On the annual ritual Chandanotsavam day, the Lord is covered with a new fresh layer of Sandalwood.
History says that Prahlada - a devotee of Lord Vishnu was being tortoured by his father. Lord Vishnu in the avatara of Lord Nrusimha kills Prahlada's father and saves the child.
Dharmapuri Sheshachari wrote the Narasimha Satakam - a collection of poems on the Lord.Reaching Simhachalam
|Empty Lorry||Rs. 50/-|
|Empty Van||Rs. 30/-|
|Loaded Van||Rs. 40/-|
|Mini Bus||Rs. 75/-|
|Simhachalam Photo Gallery|
Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Swamy
Entrance of Simhachalam Temple
All Andhra Sadhu Parishad Conference from March 28
Conference to be held at Simhachalam
Teppotsavam at Simhachalam observed
Anand Gajapati Raju and family offer special pooja
Simhachalam temple to file criminal cases against land grabbers
Authorities avert attempt to grab 42 acres of land
Fire accident atop Simhachalam
16 shops guttered to ash