Vedadri Narasimha Swamy Temple is dedicated to five shrines of Lord Narasimha. The main deity is facing West towards river Krishna. Annual Kalyanotsavam will be celebrated for 8 days from Vaisakha Suddha Ekadasi day. It is said that Sage Rishyasrunga performed celestial wedding to the Utsava deities Narasimha Swamy and Goddess Lakshmi and Temple follows the same Kalyanam procedure.
Vedadri Narasimha Swamy Temple History
As mentioned in the Brahanda Purana, Lord Vishnu in the form of Matsya (fish) recovered Vedas from the demon Somakasura, who had stolen Vedas from Brahma. Vedas took the form of Humans and praised Lord. Vedas in Human form (Veda Purusha) requested Lord to reside on their heads for permanent. Impressed Lord, replied that “Veda Purusha wish and River Krishnaveni wish to perform daily abhisheka will be fulfilled during his Narasimha Avatar” till then he asked them to reside under the waters of river Krishnaveni as Saligrama stones. Lord Narasimha Swamy an incarnation of Lord Vishnu self-manifested on Vedadri hill after killing the demon Hiranyaskha. Swayambhu Narasimha called by Jwala Narasimha.
As per the folklore, Sage Vedavyaasa directed Sage Rishyasrunga and other sages to perform their penance near Vedadri hill. While in search of a suitable place, they heard the Sounds of Veda Mantras and discovered the Swayambhu Idol inside the Cave. With the blessings from the Lord Narasimha, they did penance here and attained salvation. Yoga Narasimha was installed by the Sage Rishyasrunga. It is said that Brahma installed Saligrama Narasimha Swamy here in the mid of the river Krishna.
It is said that Lord Brahma installed Saligrama Narasimha Swamy in the river Krishnaveni.
On request of the mighty vehicle Garuda, Lord Narasimha self-manifested on Garudadri hill as Veera Narasimha. On request of Vana Devathas, Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy manifested on Yogananda Narasimha Peeta.
Vedadri Narasimha Swamy Temple Timings
|1||6:30 am – 7:30 am|
|2||8:30 am – 1:00 pm|
|3||3:00 pm – 5:30 pm|
|4||6:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
Vedadri Narasimha Swamy Temple Free Darshan Timings
|1||6:30 am – 7:30 am|
|2||12:00 pm -1:00 pm|
|3||7:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
How to reach Vedadri Narasimha Swamy Temple?
- The nearest airport is at Vijayawada which is 96 km away.
- The nearest railway station Madhira which is 36 km away
1. The direct bus is available from Vijayawada and Jagayyapeta. Auto rickshaw available from Chillakallu and Jagayyapeta
Vedadri Narasimha Swamy Temple Images
Reference Link: Temple History