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Nava Narasimha Swamy temples list

Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Andhra Pradesh or Telangana famous as Nava Narasimha skhetram. Nava Narasimha swamy temples list is Ahobilam, yadadri, Maladri, Simhadri, Vedadri, Mangalagiri, Antarvedi, Penchalakona, Kadiri or Dharmapuri.

Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Telugu states are around 108 in count, which are very ancient belongs to Krutha yuga. Out of these 108 temples, 9 temples are considered as Nava Narasimha Kshetras. All these temples are old and houses self manifested Lakshmi Narasimha swami with goddess Lakshmi. These are mentioned in Kurma, Vishnu, Brahmanda and Padma puranas.

History of Lakshmi Narasimha swami

NARASIMHA GAYATHRI MANTRA

Vajra nakhaaya vidmahe,
teekshna damstraya dheemah,i
tanno Naarasimha prachodayaath !

According to legends mentioned in Puranas Jaya and Vijaya, dwara palakas of Vaikuntam. Once as they didn’t allow 7 sages to Lord Vishnu darshan so they cursed to stay away from Lord Vishnu for 3 life spans. So they born 3 times as enemies of Lord Vishnu as Hiranyaksha-Hiranya kasipa, Ravana-Kubhakarna and Shishupala-Danthavaktra.

Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple
Narasimha Swamy temple

Lord Narasimha incarnation and Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple

Hiranya Kasipa raged as Lord Vishnu in his incarnation(Varaha) killed his brother Hiranyaksha. He wanted to take vengeance on Lord Vishnu and all gods and saints. So he did penance for Lord Brahma to acquire more powers. For his penance Lord granted all his requests. They are, he should not be killed with humans or animals, gods or demons or any being created by him. Not to be killed day or night, inside or out side of a residence, nor on the ground or in the sky by any weapon or non living thing. With this list of clause he severely ruled whole Universe without kindness. And oblations of gods also stolen by him finally.

Then her wife with his new born son Prahlada entered in his palace. His son was devotee of Lord Vishnu. When Prahlada was in womb of his mother she was taken to Sage Narada Ashram and made to listen Lord Vishnu stories. So he was soaked in Lord Vishnu devotion. Hiranyakasipa want to brought up his child as demon but Prahlada is in deep devotion towards Lord Vishnu. His teachers, mother and father unable to abandon from spirituality.

Hiranyakasipa became anger and ordered his servants to kill him with weapons, to throw him from hilltop, and to keep him under feet of elephant, between powerful snacks, to burn him and finally to give him poison. But there is no effect on him. Every time Lord Vishnu saved him. Then Hiranyakasipa asked his son to show Lord Vishnu in a pillar.

Nara simha swamy temples in Andhra
Narasimha Swamy temple

Then from the pointed pillar lord Vishnu came out in deadly fearsome form, half man and half Lion. He captured demon with nail weapons, at twilight on his lap while sitting at entrance of palace ripped his stomach and wore intestines garland. With understanding every clause he haunted demon in angry form. Then devotee made Lord to calm down with his prayers and Lord appears in Sri Lakshmi Narasimha swami incarnation and blessed sages and devotees.

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Lakshmi Narasimha Swami temple(Nava Narasimha Kshetras)

Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temples list in Andhra Pradesh

1. Ahobilam – Ahobila Lakshmi Narasimha swami – Kurnool district (140 km from Kurnool city).

Ahobilam is also called as Nava Narasimha Kshetram as 9 Narasimha sawmi temples are around it.

Nava Narasimha Kshetram Ahobilam map

 

2. Malyadri – Malyadri Lakshmi Narasimha swami, Prakasham disrtict, near to Singarayakonda.

3. Simhadri – Varaaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swami, Simhachalam, Vishakapatnam.

4. Vedadri – Sri Yogananda Lakshmi Narasimha Swami, near to Jagayyapeta.

It is also called as Pancha Narasimha Kshetram as on bank of river krishna there are 5 temples around this temple.

5. Mangalagiri – Sri panakala Lakshmi Narasimha swami, Mangalagiri, near Vijayawada.

6. Antarvedi – Sri Lakshmi Narasimha swami temple, Antarvedi, Sakhinetipalle mandal, west Godavari district.

7. Penchalakona – Sri Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha swami temple, Penchalakona, Nellore district,70 km from Nellore.

8. Kadiri – Sri Lakshmi Narasimha swami temple, Kadiri, Ananthapur

Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Telangana

9. Yadadri – Sri Lakshmi Narasimha swami temple, Yadagiri gutta, Nalgonda, 13 km fro Bhongiri.

10. Dharmapuri – Sri Lakshmi Narasimha swami temple, Dharmapuri, Jagtial, karimnagar 70 km.

Nava Narasimha temples means 9 temples but some people consider Kadiri in Nava Narasimha swamy temples list as it’s ancient temple.

 Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple images

Narasimha Swamy temples in Telangana
Dharmapuri Narasimha swamy temple

 

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Gayathri Sharma is travel enthusiast from India. Adventure lover, Travel blogger by profession.
She loves to write on Indian tradition and culture and always fascinated by Indian temples.Read some
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6 Comments
  1. December 22, 2018 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Had lovely experience going through the post.

  2. December 23, 2018 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    It was a lovely read. We have been hearing about the Lord Narasimha and how the Lord’s incarnation put the devil to sleep once and for all. Gave all the good old memories. Thanks for the lovely article!

  3. Abhijit
    December 25, 2018 at 4:37 am - Reply

    Nice narration of the story from Narasimha avatar. The idea that Hiranyakashipa took blessing of Brahma to avenge death of his brother is intriguing. Then Narayan appears as Narasimha, half man half lion, to kill Hiranayakashipa is again so fascinating. Nice pictures.

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