Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Dakshina Simhachalam Temple
Andhra Pradesh, Prakasam
Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Situated at Singarayakonda, the temple is also called as Dakshina Simhachalam Temple. The earliest inscription in the Singarayakonda Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is of 1449-50 AD, which records the instillation of the temple.
According to the legends, once there was a demon named Kharasura, who was an ardent devotee of Lord Narasimha. The demon interrupted Yajnas of the Sages. Lord Rama reached there during his exile period, and promised to guard the sage’s yajna from the demon. When the demon came to disturb the yajna, Rama installed the Lord Narasimha idol and offered prayers to the Lord before killing the demon. It is also believed that Sage Narada did penance he...View more
e for Lord Narasimha who appeared before him in Varaha Narasimha Avatar.
The temple is built in Vijayanagara style of architecture.The Gopuram found in the front of the temple was built by Krishnadevaraya. Temple also has sanctum of Yoga Narasimha who sits in a beautiful posture in one of the Yoga Aasana.
Timings : 07:00 AM - 12:30 PM
02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Wear modest clothes and avoid shorts for men
Prakasam district is an administrative district in the Coastal Andhra region of Andhra Pradesh. The district was named after the patriot and first Chief Minister of Andhra State Tanguturi Prakasam, also known as Andhra Kesari (Lion of Andhra). Markapur is India's main slate manufacturing town where the historic temple of Lord Chennakesava is situated. Cumbum lake also known as Gundalakamma lake built on Gundalakamma rivulet upon Nallamalai hills is one of the oldest man made lakes of Asia. The district is renowned for its black granite and the town of Chimakurthy is known to produces some of best quality granite in India.
Patha Singarayakonda Rd, Pakir Palem, Singarayakonda, Andhra Pradesh-523104
1. The nearest international airport is at Vijayawada which is 200 km away.
2. Next nearest is at Tirupati which is 220 km from this temple.
1. The nearest railway station is at Singarayakonda which is 2.9 km away
1. Direct buses to Singarayakonda is available from Kandukur, Ongole.
2. From Kandukur, temple is 15.6 km away. 3. From Ongole bus station, the temple is 37. 3 km away.
Morning pooja and arathi starts from 7:30 AM onwards and thereafter, daily activities to be performed inside the temple as per the temple calendar.
Brahmotsavalu celebrations are held annually in June. Other festivals are Ekkadasi, Ugadi, Dussehra.