Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple or Yadagirigutta Temple, which is also known as Bhongir Temple is a popular Hindu temple of Lord Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation Lord Vishnu.
Yadagirigutta Temple is situated on a hillock of Nalagonda District. It is 60 kilometres from the city of Hyderabad. There are huge number of devotees visit the temple on Sundays and public holidays.
The temple is popular and busy throughout the year with various religious events of South India. The annual Brahmotsavam is held in the month of March, which includes Yedurkolu, The Celestial Wedding and Divya Vimana Rathotsavam. The birthday of Lord Narasimha is celebrated on 28 April every year.
The sanctum of Yadagirigutta Temple is a natural cavern on the hill. Jwala Narasimha, Ghandabheranda Narasimha (without an image) and Yoga Narasimha are worshipped here, in addition to a silver image of Lakshmi Narasimha and a shrine to Aandaalamma. Two rock formations in sanctum wall are revered as Jwala Narasimha and Yoga Narasimha respectively. The Jwala Narasimha resembles a serpent, while the Yoga Narasimha image shows Narasimha in meditation. This temple is at a height of 300 feet on Yadagiri hill. At the foothill there is Vaikuntha Dwara entrance. At the entrance there is a shrine dedicated to Hanuman with a gap in the rock representing Ghandabheranda Narasimha. There is also a temple to Shiva on the Yadagiri hill.
Yadava, the son of Rishyasringa meditated on Vishnu desiring a vision of three different forms of Narasimha. His wish was granted and the hill was named Yadavagiri, and later Yadagiri. Local belief is that worshipping here for a period of 40 days relieves the devotees of incurable diseases.
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