History and Significance of Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple

History and Significance of Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple

Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple is located on the Simhachalam Hill in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. As per the Sthala Puranam, Lord Vishnu manifested in Varaha Narasimha Swamy form to save his devotee Bhakta Prahlada’s life from his father Hiranyakashipudu. Simhachalam Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple history is dated back to the 11th century. The idol of Sri Varaha Narasimha Swamy is covered with sandalwood paste all over the year. But on Akshaya Tritiya, the idol will be in nija roopam. We present you the Simhachalam Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple history.

The moolavirat of Sri Varaha Narasimha Swamy is placed in a separate hall named Prahlada mandapam. The idol. The idol is in a tribhanga posture with a boar’s head, a human body, and a lion’s tail. The idols of Sridevi and Bhudevi holding lotus flowers are seen on either side of the deity. The Varaha Narasimha Swamy idol has no ornaments and drapes carved on the body. The limbs and face of the idol are disfigured due to vandalism.

Know about the Significance of Akshaya Tritiya and the date

In terms of income earned, Simhachalam is the second-largest temple, after Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh. Kalyanotsavam and Chandanotsavam are the two major festivals celebrated in the temple, followed by Narasimha Jayanti, Navaratrotsavam, and Kamadahanam.

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History of Simhachalam temple:

Simhachalam temple has a history of nearly a thousand years. As per the historians, the Simhachalam temple has been recognized in the 11th century CE due to an inscription on the temple by the Chalukya Chola king Kulottunga I. The temple received good attention during the period of the Chalukya Cholas. After the Chalukya Cholas, the Eastern Ganga dynasty took care of the temple.  The Gajapathis came into power, after the fall of the Eastern Gangas, The Tuluva kings supported the temple up to the 16th century. After the fall of the Vijayanagara dynasty, the Muslim states of Deccan asserted independence.

In 1949, the temple came under the endowment ministry of the State Government. The family members of the Pusapati Gajapathi of the Vizianagaram state are the current trustees of the temple. They are serving the temple for the last three centuries.

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