Yadagirigutta Temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha Swamy. Self-manifestation of Lord Narasimha Swamy at Yadagirigutta is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. Yadagirigutta is popular by Rishi Aradhana Kshetra, which means Sages Worshiping place.
Yadagirigutta Temple Legends
Legend dates back to Trethayugam, When Sage Yadava, son of Rishyasringa decided to perform the penance for the Lord Vishnu, seeking the darshan of Narasimha Swamy Avatar (One of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu) in his three forms (Avatar). On Anjaneya’s advice, Sage Yadava moved to the base of a hillock here and performed a strict penance. Impressed Lord Vishnu granted the Darshan at the base of the hillock. Sage attained salvation and the hill popular by the name Yadavagiri.
Knowing the presence of the Lord, tribals living nearby gathered here to worship the Lord. Out of Ignorance, they indulged in some improper practices while worshiping, which resulted in the Lord moving up the hills. Tribals searched for the Lord and in vain they returned back their homes.
One fine day Lord appeared in the dreams of a devout tribal lady and revealed his whereabouts. Lord blessed the tribals and appeared in his five forms.
Yadagirigutta Temple Details
The 3 Natural rock formations are revered as the first three forms of the Lord. The Jwala Narasimha Swamy looks like a Serpent, Yoga Narasimha Swamy can be seen in a meditation posture. Ghandabheranda Narasimha Swamy, known as a formless manifestation of the Lord here, is acknowledged in the form of a lamp which burns continuously within a fissure underneath the Hanuman Shrine. Ugra Narasimha Swamy is here in the form of the cave entrance. Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Silver Idol represents Kalyana and Vaidya form here.
Yadagirigutta Temple Timings
Temple Openings Hours: 4:00 am – 9:45 pm
Morning Hours: 7:15 am – 11:30 am
Afternoon Hours: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Evening Hours: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm and 8:15 pm -9:00 pm
Yadagirigutta Temple Accommodation
On Arrival, booking can be done at Yogananda Nilayam, Opposite Bus station. There is no enquiry office in the hills, office located in the town itself.
How to reach Yadagirigutta Temple?
- Temple is 62 km from Hyderabad. Bus frequency is quite high from Hyd city.
- Temple is 14 Km from Bhongiri Bus station.
- Nearest Airport is at Hyderabad, which 91 km from Temple.
- Temple is 9 km from Raigiri Railway station. Private vehicles are available with good frequency.
- Temple is 62 km from Secunderabad Railway station
Yadagirigutta Temple Gallery
Reference Link: Temple History