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Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

Description of the Diety

Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy :
Glowing bright atop the shikhara of Garbha Gruha (Sanctum Sanctorum) of this cave temple is the golden Sudarshana Chakra (about 3 ft. x 3ft) of Lord Vishnu ( reincarnation as Lord Narasimha), the adornment as well as the weapon which is he symbol of this temple of lord Sri Lakshmi Narasimha swam temple is identified as far away from 6 km. It is said many years ago the chakra moved in the direction from which the devotees came as if like compass guiding them towards the temple. The Chakra Considered to possess mystic power and value, at times turns on its own; no human hand is capable of turning it.

Associated Dieties

Pushkarini Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple(uphills)

Sri Ramalingeshwara swamy temple (uphills at entrance of east side)

Sri Ramalayam. (uphills)

Historical information

Yadagiri Gutta is popular pilgrimage town in Nalgonda district in state of Telangana situated close to Warangal highway. It is famous for Yadagirigutta Temple, abode of Lord Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This cave temple is situated at an altitude of 300 feet on large hillock. Yadagirigutta was earlier known as Vedagiri because it is believed that Lord Vishnu kept all the Vedas at this sacred place. This is one of the important Places to visit in Telangana also popular weekend getaway from Hyderabad. The official name of this place was recently changed to Yadadri by Telangana government.

This temple has five forms of Lord Narasimha. In the sanctum of this hill temple Lord Jwala Narasimha, Gandaberunda Narasimha (without idol) and Lord Yoga Narasimha are here for worship, in addition to silver idol of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha and Temple of Goddess Aandaalamma. The top of innermost sanctum of this temple has golden Sudarshana Chakra of Lord Vishnu. The adornment is about 3 feet by 3 feet in dimension and it is the symbol by which the temple is identified by from distance. A legend about the chakra says that many years ago, it moved in the direction from which the devotees came, rotation like compass which guided devotees to this temple.

Shtala Purama

In Trethayuga, there lived sage known as Yadarishi, son of the great sage Rushyashringa and Santa Devi who did penance inside cave with the blessings of Lord Anjaneya (Hanuman) on this hill between Bhongir (Bhuvanagiri) and Raigiri (Now in Nalgonda district of Telangana, India). Pleased with his deep devotion, Lord Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu appeared before him in five different forms as Sri Jwala Narasimha, Sri Yogananda, Sri Gandaberunda, Sri Ugra Narasimha and Sri Lakshminarasimha. All these five forms (roopas) are presently worshipped within the temple. They later manifested themselves into finely sculpted forms which later came to be worshiped as Pancha Narasimha Kshethra.

There are Purana and traditional accounts of this Temple, which are widely popular among the devotees. There is mention about the origin of this temple in the Skanda Purana, one of the famous 18 Puranas. Another Legend also narrates that Lord Sriman Narayana, pleased with Sage Yadarishi’s penance, sent Lord Sri Anjaneya to direct the rishi to this holy spot, where the Lord appeared to him in the form of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha. This spot is marked by this temple located at the foot of Yadagiri hillock which is located 5 km from this present temple. There this sage worshipped the Lord for many years.

After Yadarishi attained moksha, number of tribes in this area, hearing of the Lord's presence, came to worship Him at this temple. But, not being very learned, these devotees began to engage in improper worship. Hence Lord Sri Lakshmi Narasimha moved into to the hills. The tribals searched for many years to find their Lord, no avail. After many years passed, the Lord appeared in the dream of devout lady among this tribe, directing her to large cavern wherein He revealed Himself to all in five majestic Avatars.

The Aradhanam and Puja in this temple are performed according to Pancharatra Agamam. The puja vidhanam (Puja procedure) was set by Late Sri Vangeepuram Narasimha charyulu who composed Yadagiri Suprabhatam, Prapatti, Sthothram, Mangala sahasranama and served as Sthana charya of this temple.

Specialities :

  1. Beliefs :
    As per belief the Lord Narasimha has adopted the role of "doctor" and is known as "Vaidya Narasimha" by his devotees at this temple offering cure to many chronic diseases and role of a 'do gooder' to those who are under the influence of malefic planets, witch craft or black magic. Many instances are cited of the Lord appearing in the dreams of man devotees, and administering medicines and operated these patients and blessed them with good health. Many devotees express of vivid dreams in which the Lord comes to heal them from chronic or terminal illnesses, and even mental or emotional problems. Mandala (40 day) Pradakshinams is very popular offered by many devotees to obtain relief/ or cured of perpetual ailment or chronic disease. Often, the Lord Himself has imparted mantra upadesham to select devotees in their dreams.
  2. There is a ancient Inscription at kolanupaka Jagaddevuni Narayana Swamy Temple saying that After Christ in the year1148 The King Tribhuvana Malludu won this battle in Telangana. He established fort on Ekashila Hillock at Bhongir in admiration of his Victory in Telangana. At the same time he paid visit to the Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy several Times.
  3. In 15th Century then Vijayanagara Empire King (Samrat) Sri Krishnadevaraya wrote in his autobiography that while he was waging a war he would Visit this temple and offers prayers & seeking blessings of this lord for victory and also he was blessed with a son with blessings of this Lord Narasimha Swamy.

Specific Rules & Regulations

Do's :

  1. Do pray Lord Pancha Narasimha Swamy varu before pilgrimage to Yadagirigutta.
  2. Do contact Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information . pooja details etc.
  3. Do concentrate on Lord Narasimha Swamy Varu and Goddess Andal Ammavaru inside temple & Kshetrapalaka Anjaneya Swamy Varu.
  4. Do deposit your offerings in designated hundi only.

Dont's :

  1. Pl visit Yadagirigutta for any purpose other than worshipping and offering pryers o Lord Sri Swamy Varu and Ammavaru.
  2. Smoking is banned at Yadagirigutta temple surroundings.
  3. Consumpion of alcoholic drinks are banned as Yadagirigutta temple surroundings.
  4. Consumption of non-vegetarian food is baneed in this Kshethram.
  5. Carrying weapons inside the temple is not alloed also devotees are requested switch of their mobile phones.
  6. Wearing any head guads like helmets, caps, tubans and hats are not alloed inside the temple premises.
  7. Performence of Bhajans and ‘Sastanga Pranama’ in Antaralayam is not allowed.
  8. Devotees are requested not to waste time while performing ‘Darshanam’ to Swamy varu in Garbhalayam.
  9. Please do not encourage to purchase spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  10. Please do not encourage beggars at Yadagirigutta.
  11. Spitting or creating nuisance are not permitted in premises of the temple.

Temple Timings

  • Morning - 4:30 A.M. to Night - 9:30 P.M.

Darshan Timings

  • 7:15 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
    12:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
    4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. : Special Darshnams
    5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    8:15 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Special Entry Timings

  • Shegradarshanam : Rs. 25/-
  • Athi Shegradarshanam (1 Laddu 100 grms) : Rs. 100/-

Prasad Timings

Timings : 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.

  1. Pulihora : Rs. 5/-
  2. Dadyodanam : Rs. 3/-
  3. Laddu : Rs. 10/-
  4. Vada : Rs. 8/-

Distribution of free prasadam :
100 Kgs of Pulihora prasadam and 6 Kgs of Daddojanam prasadam is being distributed freely to the piligrims in the temple daily.

Location

Yadadri Narasimha Swamy Temple
Yadagirigutta, Yadagirigutta Town,
Nalgonda District,
Telangana.
Pincode : 508115

Directions

Yadagirigutta is at distance 6 Km From Raigiri Railway Station, 13 km From Bhongiri Bus station, 60km from Hyderbad State Capital City

Travel Mode

By Road :
Sufficient no of buses by R.T.C From Many Depots
Private vehicles/own vehicle by devotees
Temple Administration are also maintaining mini bus services with 24 seats for Travel up to the Hills /vice versa
Auto Rikshaw Facility with many autos playing 18 hours a day from bus station/raigiri railway station to the hills.
By Rail :
Railway line upto delhi
6 km Raigiri
13 km Bhongiri

Nearby Temples

  1. Jain Temple :
    This village is situated 22 K.M. from Yadagirigutta. This Temple is famous for Jain devotees. This jain devotees visit all over India for darshan of Bhagavan Sri Swethamber Jain Theerth and it is 6 K.M. far from Alair Mandal.

Surrounding Places to Visit

  1. Bhongir Fort

Food

Distribution of free prasadam :
100 Kgs of Pulihora prasadam and 6 Kgs of Daddojanam prasadam is being distributed freely to devottes and piligrims in this temple daily.

Nitya Annadanam Scheme :
The Deavsthanam maintain Annadanam Scheme Since 1989 .All the donations received from donars are deposited and interest derived being spent towards Anna prasadam. Daily feeding 500 pilgrims on average .Daily feeding on Temple festival days i.e Bramhostavams and Karthika Pournami would be around 1000 devotees & Pilgrims.
Donations are collected for Construction of cottages & Choultries in Favour of donor. Donations have been fixed for different types of Rooms / cottages based on current construction values , Income Tax Exemption certificate U/S 80(G) will be provided from Temple Adnministration for the Donation amount offered by devotee/piligrim.

Accomodation - Temple Provide

Up hill :
Total Rooms 294
Non-Ac room : 264
AC rooms : 30

Down hill :
Total Rooms 187
Non-Ac room : 181
Halls : 7

Other Amenities

Water facilities to Pilgrims :
The devasthanam is having four borewells (with capacity of 50 HP) each for supply of water to pilgrims, Choultries,Guest houses etc.,in addition to above Massive capacity water tank was also constucted for supply of water to visiting pilgrims.inaddition Devasthanam has also installed new three bore wells at Tulasicottage and Goshala and for maintanane of Gardens .

Security Measures :
2+8 SPF personal and 40 home guards are deployed with weapons to safe guard this temple properties and surroundings .

Close Circuit T.V.s :
The devasthanam has installed closed circuit TVs as per govt directions issud by the commissioner

Sevas

SL.No Sevas / Poojas Amount
Daily Sevas
1 Suprabhata Seva - (4:00 A.M. to 4:30 A.M.) 50/-
2 Nijabishekam - (5:30 A.M. to 6:30 A.M.) 250/-
3 Nijabishekam (Couple) - (5:30 A.M. to 6:30 A.M.) 500/-
4 Sahasra Namarchana - (6:30 A.M. to 7:15 A.M.) 216/-
5 Kunkumarchana ( Friday at Ustava Mandapama) - (8:30 A.M. to 09.00 A.M.) 100/-
6 Sri Sudershana Homam - (8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.) 1,116/-
7 Kalyanothsavam - (9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.) 1,250/-
8 Jodu Seva - (5:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.) 500/-
9 Pavalimpu Seva - (9:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.) 50/-
10 One day Bramhostvam - (9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.) 2,001/-
11 Three days Bramhostvam - (9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.) 2,516/-
12 Five days Bramhostvam - (9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.) 3,516/-
13 Anjaneya Swamy Akupuja (Tuesday ) - (9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.) 316/-
14 Sri Ammavari Lakshaa Tulasi Archana - (7:30 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.) 2,500/-
15 Shathagatabhishekam (Swathi Nakshathram only) - (4:30 A.M. to 7:00 A.M.) 750/-
16 Laksha Bilwarchana in Shivalayam 250/-
17 Andal Ammavari Abhishekam (Friday only) 216/-
18 Astoatharam 100/-
19 Shegradarshanam 25/-
20 Athi Shegradarshanam (1 Laddu 100 grms) 100/-
21 Gandadeepam 51/-
22 Ashwara Sweekaram 51/-
23 Annaprasana (After Nevedana) 216/-
24 Swarna Pushparchana (2 Laddus 100grms) 516/-
25 Sarvaseva Pathakam - (4:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.) 51,116/-
26 Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Vratham
Timings : Morning - 7:30 A.M., 10:00 A.M
Afternoon - 12:00 P.M.
Evening - 4:00 P.M.
500/-
     
Saswatha Sevas
1 Sri Swamy vari Saswatha Brahmothsavam 10,116/-
2 Sri Swamy vari Saswatha Kalyanam 6,000/-
3 Sri Swamy vari Saswatha SahasranamaArchana 1,116/-
4 Sri Andal Ammavari Saswatha Nijabhishekam 1,116/-
5 Sri Swamy vari Saswatha Nijabhishekam 1,116/-
6 Sri Swamy vari Nitya prasada Vitharana 1,116/-
7 Sri Anjaneya Swamy Aku Pooja 2,000/-
8 Sri Swamy vari Nitya Nijahishekam 10,116/-
9 Sri Swamy vari Saswatha Nitya SahasranamaArchana 10,116/-
10 Sri Andal Ammavari Saswatha Nitya Archana 10,116/-
11 Sri Andal Ammavari Saswatha Nijabhishekam 10,116/-
12 Sri Anjaneya Swamy vari Shaswatha Archana 10,116/-
13 Sri Swamy vari Annadhanam 1,116/- (and above)

Annual Uthsavas

  1. Bramhostavams :
    Every year SriSwamy vari Brahmothsavams performed during the months of Palgunam i.e. from Shudha Vidiya to Dwadasi for (11 ) days (normally in month's of Febrauary & March).During the Brahmothsavams cultural programs like Harikathas, Bajans, Vocal recites, Upanyasams, Bharatha Natyams and Dramas were arranged with well known artists and Scholars from different parts of India..
  2. Jayanthi :
    Sri Swamy vari Jayanthi Mahotsavams will performed from Vysakha Sudha Dwadasi to Chathurdashi. These programs were also arranged at time of Narasimha Jayanthi,.Various Parayanams like Ramayan, Maha Bharath , Bhagwad Gita , Kshetra Mahathyam, etc arranged at time of Brahmothsavams and Jayanthi. The Peethadhipathis & Mathadhipathis who visit this temple during this period offer Pravachanams to all Devotees and visitors to this temple .

Monthly Rituals

  1. Swathi :
    Sri Swamy vari Astothara Satha Ghatabhisekam will performs every month on Swathi Nakshatram (i.e Birth star of Swamy varu) at 4-30 AM to 7-00 AM as per Agama Shastra procedure. Devotees may Participate in this Sathaghatabhisekham @ 750/- (Two persones allowed).
  2. Pavithrostavams :
    Sri Swamy vari Pavithrotsavams will performs from Shravana Shudha Dashimi to Dwadashi.
  3. Adhyanotsavams :
    Sri Swamy vari Adhyayanotsavams will perform Six days fromvaikunta Ekadasi
  4. Dhanurmasams :
    During the Dhanurmasam days, every day at early morning Margali will be held in the Temple and Thiruppavai Keerthanams will be rendered by Archakas which were written by Andal Ammavaru.
  5. Annakutothsavam :
    Annakutostavam will perform on the day of Kartheeka Pournami.
  6. Ramanuja Thirunakshathram.
  7. Nammalvar Thirunakshathram
  8. Manavala Mahammavari Thirunakshatram
  9. Thirumanjari alwar Thirunakshatram
  10. Thiruppavari alwar Thirunakshatram
  11. Andal Thirunakshatram
  12. Sri Krishna Janmastami
  13. Margali Masam
  14. Sri Rama Navami
  15. Maha Shiva Rathri
  16. Devi Navarathrulu
  17. Hanumath Jayanthi