Simhachalam Chandanotsavam

Simhachalam Chandanotsavam details, Date, Timings, Duration.

This festival is observed on The Akshaya Tritiya day in the month of Vaisakha (April). This day according to the belief is most sacred as it is an auspicious day for Lord Maha Vishnu. Even a small gift presented or donated on this day is supposed to bring manifold and multiple returns to the donor.

On this day the sandal paste applied on the deity is removed and the original form (Nijaroopa Darshan) of the deity is exposed and revealed. The Nijaroopa Darshan can be seen for 12 hours from dawn to dusk. The removal of the sandal paste is done amidst the resonant chanting of the Vedas and other hymns. The sandal paste is subsequently applied on layers of silk-cloth on the deity and the massive application gives the look of a linga in form and shape.

After removal of the sandal paste, Panchamrutha Abhishekam is performed. The Naivedyam is not offered when the Nijaroopa (original form) is revealed to view. Instead of all the three food-offerings of the day morning, noon and night are offered together in the night.

The sandalwood paste required for covering the deity is twelve maunds (layers) which is no small quantity. Thus the process of covering the deity with the application of Sandal is done for three days. The first phase is done on the Narasimha Jayanthi, the second phase on the Ashada Suddha Pournima and the last phase on the Suddha Pournima in the month of Jyestha.

Simhachalam Chandanotsavam attracts huge crowds from the Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Special tickets Rs.200, Rs.500 and Rs.1000 will be sold for Nijaroopa Darshan. On this special day, Special buses will be running from all parts of the state. A representative from the Government of Andhra Pradesh will be presenting Silk clothes.

Simhachalam Devasthanam free buses will run from Patha Adivivaram, Gosala junction to Temple.

Simhachalam Nijaroopa Darshan tickets Booking

Tickets can be purchased in person from counter available at Simchala Hill.

Tickets can also be availed in person from Andhra Bank, State Bank of India, A.P Grameena Vikas Bank, Indian Bank, State Bank of Hyderabad, Axis Bank branches which are located in Visakhapatnam.

How to reach Simhachalam Temple?

  1. Temple is 19 Km from Visakhapatanam Bus station. Visakhapatnam which is well connected with road, air and Train.
  2. From Visakhapatnam Railway station, the temple is 16 km away.
  3. Bus frequency is quite from all parts of Vizag to this temple.

Simhachalam Chandanotsavam

Simhachalam Chandanotsavam Reference Link: Nijaroopa Darshan


  1. I need one ticket

    • Dear Sir,
      It will be available in Public Banks. I will check and let you know the locations


  2. Chinnarivenkat Ramana

    I want SP darsantickets for akshsya tritiya day how to book my tickets

    • Dear Sir

      I will check and let you know the Banks where Chadanotsavam tickets will be sold.


  3. Sir,

    Need tickets for chandanaostavam how to purchase

  4. Sir,

    Pls let me know on what date tickets will issue and bank names and areas

    • Dear Sir,
      Tickets will be issued at Vijaya Bank counters.

    • what are the timings of darshan for rs.1000/- darsan tickets. Any seperate Q ,in this ticket for senior citigen. approximately how much time it will take for darsan in this ticket Q. This question may look silly. But this is important, as we are aged,diabetic & etc.Will we be allowed to use lift on this day. When will they start issuing the tickets. Please answer all these question.
      Thanking you.

      • Dear Sir,
        There is no separate line for Aged devotees. Rs.1000 will not take more than 35 – 40 mins. Tickets are issued at Vijaya bank counters and at the temple counter.

  5. Tickets on date will issue

    • Dear Sir
      It is advised to purchase tickets in advance either at Vijaya Bank counters or at the temple counter. Tickets may not lost long



    • Dear Sir,

      Sure ga kanukoni Chebuthanu. Please give me 2 days time for this as i need to reach temple staff for this

  7. V V S S R NAIDU

    Dear Sir,

    tickets selling start chesara please inform such that we can purchase the tickets

    • Dear Sir,
      Vijaya bank counter lo isthunaru.. and Tickets temple dagarra kooda isthunnaru. Kanukoni chebuthanu Sir.

  8. This year the chandanovastavam is only meant for political leaders and high officials, and the preference is only given for them. The general public has to wait for long time and spending Rs 500/- & 200/- but darshan has given from long distance and even not given fraction of second time to have darshan. But the political leaders and high official and their families/relatives with out paying any amount they have been allowed inside the temple for darshan which is not fair. The VIPs should have been mixed with the public at last stage and all should have been allowed near to the god for satisfactory darshan.

  9. Wanted to know whether can we get VVIP tickets in the temple…