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Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Kadiri

Andhra Pradesh, Anantapur

Kadiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is a famous temple located at Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Narasimha is self-manifested emerging from the roots of Khadri tree. The idol of the Lord was recovered by Veera Bukka Rayalu of Vijayanagar dynasty from the roots of the Khadri tree and a temple was built during 1274 - 1275 A.D. Later, the idol disappeared from the temple and Achyutha Devarayulu as instructed by the Lord in the dream, brought the idol from Sthothadhri hill caves and installed in the temple in 1545 AD.


According to the legends, after killing Hiranya Kasyapa, the rage of the Lord Narasimha Swamy did not disappear and roamed around the forests. Prahaladha along with other Devas prayed to Lord Narasimha swamy to calm down and he calmed down at this place. Hence, the Narasimha Swamy Temple here is called as Prahalada Sametha Narasimha Swamy Temple.  It is believed that the Lord Narasimha Swamy stayed at the roots of Chanda Vruksha (Kadiri Vruk...View more


Narasimha Dasari and Lakshmana Dasari set the long pillars within the temple compound for lighting Lamps in 139. In the year 1509, Sri Krishna Devaraya built the corridor (Ranga Mantap) with Lion faces and Alwar Shrine. In 1545, Achyutha Devaraya built the East Raja Gopuram (Temple Tower), Temple for Lord Vinayaka, Temple for Lord Krishna and Raghavendra Brundhavan. In the year 1569, Sri Thirumala Raya built the corridors and Pushkarini (Temple T...View more

Darsan Info

Timings : 05.30 AM to 01.00 PM and 04.30 PM to 08.45 PM

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Darsan Dresscode

Wear good clothes and avoid shorts for men


Anantapur is the perfect city to enjoy traditional Telugu cuisine. Rice forms the staple diet of the locals. Also, a crepe-like dish called dosa and steamed rice cakes (idli) are famous delicacies of the region.

Location and Contact

Khadri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, 515591


Kadiri is situated about 92kms from Anantapur and 100kms from Puttaparthi. There are regular buses from these places. Also one can reach here from Bangalore which is 185kms away from Kadiri. Cuddapah and Mandanapalle are at a distance of 130kms and 85kms respectively. There is a good railway network passing through Kadiri. The nearest aerodrome is in Puttaparthi, which is connected to major cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. When one is going from Hyderabad to Penukonda, one need to take the Bangalore road. After crossing Kurnool (210km), take the Bangalore highway from the Bypass road without entering Kurnool. One will cross Ullinda Konda, Veldurthi, Dhone, Kotha Kota, Gooty and Anantapur. From Anantapur, follow the NH205 towards Kadiri. The journey from Anantapur to Kadiri on road is of about 1hr 30minutes to 2 hours.

Additional Info

  1. Accommodation at reasonable rates is available in temple premises and is managed by temple administration.There are AC and non-AC rooms with all the amenities required. The room tariff generally begins at Rs.100/-. As there are limited number of rooms, an advance booking is recommended. For room booking and other facilities, one can contact the administration at +91-8494-221066 / +91 94413 66377
    Accommodation at Kadhri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy:
    1) 2 A.C.Cottages are available in Temple Premises, each cost Rs.500/- Per Day and only S Persons are allowed.
    2) VIP Cottage Temple Premises Cost Rs.800/- Per Day and only 5 Persons are allowed.
    3) 10 Non A.C.Double bed rooms with attached bathroom available Rs.300/- Per Day and only 5 Persons are allowed.
    4) 12 Non A.C.Single bed rooms with attached bathroom available Rs.200/- Per Day and only 3 Persons are allowed.
    5) 12 A.C.Cottages at Vasnthavallabha Sadan available Rs.800/- Per Day and only S Persons are allowed.
    6) 9 A.C.Cottages at Vasnthavallabha Sadan available Rs.400/- Per Day and only 5 Persons are allowed.
  2. SBI ATM
  3. Yes
  4. Yes

Temple Rituals

Daily morning pooja and arati to god Vishnu starts form 05:30 AM onwards. Daily seva's to be performed thereafter according to temple calendar.

Regular Offerings

Not Available

Special Rituals

Not Found

Famous Festival

Annual chariot festival or Rathothsavam

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