Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple or Yadagirigutta temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The temple located on a hillock in Yadagirigutta of Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district of Telangana state. This temple is also known as Yadadri or Pancha Narasimha Kshetram and Rishi Aradhana Kshetram. The main deity is Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Legend
According to Skanda Purana, Yada Maharishi son of respected Maharshi Rishyasringa had performed great penance to Lord Vishnu as Narasimha. Being impressed with his penance Lord Narasimha had come into existence in Five Avataras called as Sri Jwala Narasimha, Sri Yogananda Narasimha, Sri Ugra Narasimha, Sri Gandaberunda Narasimha, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha. Yada Maharishi begged Lord Narasimha to stay on the hill in these forms. Thus the temple is known as “Pancha Narasimha Kshetram” as all five forms of Lord Narasimha embedded in stone in the main cave.
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Architecture
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. Here Jwala Narasimha is in the shape of serpent and Yogananda Narasimha is sitting in meditation in yoga pose. The worship held for the silver image of Lakshmi Narasimha and all Narasimha. The top of innermost sanctum of the temple has a golden Sudarshana Chakra of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that chakra moved in the direction from where the devotees used to enter in the temple, very much like a compass that guided them to the temple. To the right of the temple main door is a Hanuman temple. The Garbhagriha is located in a cave, under a huge slating rock, which covers half the abode.
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Festival
Every year, Brahmothsavams held for 11 days during the months of Palgunam (in Febrauary & March) i.e. from Shudha Vidiya to Dwadasi. Narasimha Jayanthi also celebrated in the Month of Vaishakha.
The temple remains open from 4:30 AM to 9:30 PM in all days. Daily pujas of the Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy are performed with Archana, Aarti and Abhisekham.
How to reach the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
The nearest airport is Hyderabad which is about 102 km from Yadagiri Gutta.
The nearest Railway station Raigir only for passenger trains. The nearest major railway stations is at Bhongir about 14 km far.
Yadagiri Gutta is well connected by bus services from Hyderabad, Secunderabad and other city of the state.