Simhachalam Varaha Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple is situated in Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Simha means lion and chala means hill. So this mountain is considered to be as ferocious as the head of a lion.
The Temple is dedicated to Lord Narasimha swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu this is one of the important Vaishnavite temple. This temple is one of the special eighteen temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha also called the Naaramsimha Kshetras.
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Significance of the temple:
The presiding deity here is Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, combining the iconographic features of Varaha and Narasimha. The image resembles a Shivalingam covered with sandal paste. It is only once a year, during the Chandana Visarjana (that the sandal paste is removed), and the idol is seen by pilgrims
Lord Narasimha gives darshan to his devotes only for 12 hours in a year on the pious day of Akshaya Tritiya. On the remaining days the statue is covered up with Sandalwood.
Kappasthambam is a pillar in the main temple. It is believed that the wishes of those devotees who embrace the pillar with a pure mind will be fulfilled. It has an in built Santhanagopala Yantram, which is believed to be empowered to fulfill the wishes of devotees. It is believed that childless couples will get children by embracing this pillar
Gangadhara in the temple, is a perennial and natural spring water coming from the hills and herbal roots and the pilgrims used to take a bath with a good faith to forego their sins for curing diseases and to fulfil their desires. wami Pushkarini pond lies within the sacred premises of main Temple. A place of utmost reverence and religious significance, it's believed that lord venkateswara himself bathed in this pond along with his consorts. In fact, the lake is considered to be as holy as the mighty river Ganges.
King Hiranyakasipu who is Rakshasa in nature was very proud as he had the boon of being immortal. He had been granted a boon that he should not get death either by man nor an animal; nor inside his place or outside his place; nor by any weapons whatsoever. This made him feel that the death will never come to him and his ego enforced him to think that everyone on earth should worship him. However, his own son Prahalada was a staunch devotee of Lord Vishnu. This made Hiranyakasipu very angry and he plotted to kill his son. However, whenever he attempted to kill Prahlada, Lord Vishnu arrived at the spot and saved him. While saving him, the feet of Lord Vishnu in the Narasimha form got buried inside the earth and this is the reason why his feet is not visible in the temple. The spot where the Lord stood on the mountain to save Prahalada is the exact location where the temple has been built.
- Kalyanotsavam - annually held in the month of March or April
- Chandana Yatra or Chandanotsavam which falls on the third day of April or May
- 4.00 AM to 10.00 PM
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