Dharmapuri temple History, Timings, Darshan, Route Info, Pooja details.
Dharmapuri temple History
From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built in 1018 AD. This temple was demolished in 1422 – 1436 AD by the Muslim rulers. It was rebuilt in the 17th Century. Temple is located on the banks of River Godavari. Lord Yogananda Narasimha Swamy self-manifested in the form of Saligrama Sila. Rama installed Lord Siva Idol in this temple, hence the name Rama Lingeswara Swamy. This temple was built in 11th Century AD.
As per the Legend, Lord Vishnu took the form Narasimha (Human Body and Lion Face) and killed the Demon King Hiranya Kashyap. Lord Narasimha’s anger didn’t go down even after killing the demon. Lord Narasimha roaring in anger and roaming in the Hills and Forests. Devas, Prahalada and Saints prayed for Lord Narasimha to calm down. On their request, Lord Narasimha performed meditation here in this place in Yoga Mudra posture. Later, King Dharma Varma an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu built the temple. This temple is called as Hari Hara Kshetram.
The Temple will be heavily crowded on Nrusimha Jayanthi, Mukkoti Ekadasi (Vaikunta Ekadasi) and Karthika Pournami days.
Annual Brahmotsavam will be performed 13 days, which starts on Phalguna Suddha Ekadasi. Nine days festival will be celebrated during Nrusimha Jayanthi.
Dress Code: Any decent outfit.
Dharmapuri Temple Timings
Morning Hours: 5:00 am – 2:00 pm
Evening Hours: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Temple timings might change on special days.
How to reach Dharmapuri temple?
- The nearest airport is at Hyderabad which is 264 Km away from the temple.
- The nearest railway station is at Mancherial which is 40 Km away.
- The direct bus is available from Karimnagar, Hyderabad, Mancherial, Ramagundam.
- Bus frequency is high from Karimnagar, Mancherial stations.
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