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Yadagirigutta Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple - Yadadri Temple Attractions


About Yadagirigutta Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple


Yadagirigutta, popularly known as Yadadri is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Lord Narasimha Swamy is also called as Yadagiri by the devotees, hence the name Yadagirigutta.

The temple is located in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district of Telangana state in India.

Since, Yadagirigutta is at a distance of roughly 63 KM from Hyderabad city, it is perfect for a day trip along with Bhongir Fort. The best way to reach Yadagirigutta temple is to drive there and it's a joyride driving on the highway.

Yadagirigutta Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy

Temple Information:


Primary Deity:Lord Narasimha Swamy
District:Yadadri Bhuvanagiri
Architecture:Dravidian Architecture
State:Telangana
Country:India

Temple Attractions:

  1. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple present on the beautiful Yadagiri hill
  2. Yadagirigutta is where one can find five different forms of Lord Narasimha Swamy
  3. Vishnukundam Pushkarini (Holy Water tank)

Temple Distance:


Bhongir (Bhuvanagiri):15 KM
Bibinagar:28 KM
Jangaon:33 KM
Ghatkesar:40 KM
Hyderabad:63 KM
Nalgonda:85 KM
Vijayawada:258 KM

Temple History:


There is a mention of this temple in Skanda Purana. According to an ancient Hindu mythology, there lived a great sage Yadarishi in Treta Yuga. He is the son of Rishi Rishyashringa and Santa Devi.

He performed a great Tapas to please Lord Vishnu, on Yadagiri hill. Lord Vishnu as Narasimha Swamy was pleased by his penance appeared in front of him in three avatars: Jwala Narasimha, Gandabheranda Narasimha  and Yogananda Narasimha.

Sage Yadarishi was not happy with Lord Narasimha appearing alone as Yogananda Narasimha. He wanted to see the Lord together with his consort.

So, Lord Narsimha pleased Yadarishi by appearing along with Goddess Lakshmi on his lap, thus he got the name of Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.

Sage Yadarishi begged the Lord Narasimha Swamy to remain in these forms on Yadagiri hill. Thus, you can find the Lord Narasimha in all three forms embedded in stone in the main cave, which is around 12 feet high and 30 feet long.

Jwala Narasimha Swamy is present in the form of snake and Yogananda Narasimha Swamy is present sitting in meditation in yoga posture.

Towards the right side of the temple main door, a Hanuman Temple is present. He is the Kshetra Palaka (Ruler) of the Yadagiri hill.

The present government in Telangana is planning to improve the amenities in the temple premises to attract more devotees.

There are many temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha Swamy in our country, out of which most of them are present in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states.

Popular temples of Lord Narsimha Swamy are:
  1. Ahobilam - Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
  2. Mangalagiri - Sri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
  3. Simhachalam - Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha
  4. Dharmapuri - Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
  5. Mattapalli - Yogananda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
  6. Antharvedi - Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
  7. Kadiri - Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy

How to reach Yadagirigutta:


Yadagirigutta Sri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is well-connected by both Road and Rail networks. Frequent buses are available from the State capital city Hyderabad and Warangal to Yadagirigutta bus depot.


By Road:

There are many TSRTC buses plying on Sundays and on public holidays from Hyderabad to the temple.

By Train:

Raigir Railway Station (RAG) is the nearest railway station to reach Yadagirigutta temple.
  1. Raigir Railway Station (RAG) 6 km
  2. Bhongir Railway Station (BG) 11 km
  3. Secunderabad Jn (SC) 60 km
By Air:

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad is just 92 km away from the temple.

Yadagirigutta Temple Timings:


Yadagirigutta Sri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy temple is opened at 4.00 AM every morning with Suprabatham and closed at 9.45 PM with Shayanostavam.

Festivals and Events at Yadagirigutta:


Bramhostavam of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is celebrated in the month of February and March. Annakutothsavam is performed on the day of Karthika Pournami.

Festivals like Sri Rama Navami, Krishna Janmashtami, Maha Shivaratri, Hanumath Jayanti and Devi Navaratri celebrations are performed with great fervor at this temple and also special rituals are carried out on every Sundays.

Nearby Temples at Yadagirigutta:


  1. Pathagutta Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple (Peddireddy Gudem - 2km away from Temple)
  2. Pushkarini Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple(uphills - 1.0km away from Temple Steps)
  3. Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple (uphill near footsteps)
  4. Surendrapuri - Kunda Satyanarayana Kala Dhamam
  5. Lotus temple

Yadagirigutta Temple Route Map:



Note:


According to some online sources, the Yadagirigutta Temple, which is currently undergoing restoration, will be open to darshan fo the visitors either in February or May during Brahmotsavam or Narasimha Jyanthi in 2018.

Yadadri Temple Development Authority (YTDA) is working on development activities of the temple at a rapid pace. The rennovation of the main temple is going on using the traditional lime mortar technology.

Some of the new additions to the ancient historic Yadadri Temple include:

  1. Construction of 7 Gopurams and Alwar Mandapam, which consists of 12 Alwars of Vaishnavite sect are in progress.
  2. Construction of 108 feet bronze Hanuman idol.
  3. Pushkarini work in progress to support 10 lakh litre water storage capacity.
  4. A Central Bus Terminus in the shape of Govinda Namas to link with the national highways.
  5. Work in progress for Laddu Prasadam Complex, Vratha Mandapam Complex and Shivalayam.
  6. Other small sculptural works are also in progress at the temple.
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