Yadagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy

Yadadri Narasimha Swamy



Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple also known as Yadadri and Yadagirigutta temple, is a popular hindu temple situated on a hillock in Yadagirigutta of Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district of the Indian state of Telangana. The temple is an abode of Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.It is located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) from Suryapet and 88 kilometres (55 mi) from Nalgonda and 62 km from Hyderabad.
Yadagiri is named after a sage named Yadava who performed heavy austerities to Lord Vishnu as Narasimha. Being please with him the lord gave him darshan in three forms: jwaalaa ngarasimha, ganDabhErunDa naarasimha and yOgaananda naarasimha. Sage yaadava begged naarasimha to remain on the hill in these forms. Thus, you have the lakshmee-naarasimhadeva temple on the hilltop with deities of naarasimha in all three forms embedded in stone in the main cave.
The temple is in a cave about 12 feet high by 30 feet long, located in back of the temple hall, by the rear pillar. You take a stairway down into the chamber and then toward the back. Jwala Narasimha is in the shape of serpent, while Yogananda Narasimha appears sitting in meditation in yoga pose. You will also see silver deities of Lakshmi-Narasimha, which are quite striking in appearance and lends presence of seeing them. To the right of the temple main door is a Hanuman temple. You’ll see a long horizontal gap in the rock just below Hanuman. This is said to be where Gandabheranda Narasimha manifested. This is a very popular temple. It is said that any wish of sincere devotee visiting this temple will be fulfilled. The sanctum sanctorum or Garbhagriha is located in a cave, under a huge slating rock, which covers half the abode.
A new temple is being built at the old temple site. The temple was renamed as Yadadri by Vaishnavaite ascetic Chinna Jeeyar Swamy, who is overseeing and guiding every aspect of the new temple. Until the new temple is completed, a temporary temple, Balalayam, was built. The main temple will open in August 2018 and the entire temple project will be completed by end of 2019.

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