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Sri Narasimha temple



Moolavar : Narasimha
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Chenchulakshmi
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Kethavaram
District : Guntur
State : Andhra Pradesh

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   Sri Narasimha Jayanthi is grandly celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   Presiding deity in the temple is a swayambumurthi.


Opening Time:

   As the temple is situated in a dense jungle area, foot hill temple only is open during the visit of the devotees. A family is staying near the temple.


Address:

   Sri Narasimha Temple, Kedavaram, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh.


Phone:

   NA


General Information:

   The journey to the temple from Vijayawada takes the devotee through other temples of importance too.? Leaving Viajayawada at 6.00 a.m. he/she may reach 1) Mangalagiri Panaka Narasimha temple (10 km) at 8.00 a.m. and proceed to 2) Vedatri (60 km) within 2 hours, where darshan is available till 12.00 a.m.? After lunch, proceed to 3) Mattapalli reaching before 4.00 p.m.? After darshan in the temple here, devotees may stay at Hoosoor Nagar.? 4) From Mattapalli, the journey continues towards Vadapalli.? Advance contact with the priest is necessary.? The watchman will help for the darshan in the temple.? To go to the hill temple, local people will help.? Following this itinerary, the devotees may return to Vijayawada the next morning by 6.00 a.m.Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesah is an important city linked by rail, road and air from all corners of India. Being centrally located in the country, trains are available to this place, from Chennai, Puducherry, Coimbatore and Madurai. Besides the Jan Sathapti Express, there are more trains from Chennai Central. There are three express trains on Wednesdays from Puducherry ? Puducherry-Delhi, Puducherry-Howrah and Puducherry-Bhuvaneswar Express trains leaving at 9.05 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. respectively. There are three daily express trains available from Coimbatore ? Kerala Express at 7.55 p.m., Dhanbad Express at 11.55 a.m. These are daily services. Jaipur Express 10.10 a.m. on Fridays, Shalimar Express at 9.15 a.m. on Fridays and Sundays are also available at midnight 1.25 a.m. From Madurai: Tirukural Express on Wednesday at 11.45 p.m., Champak Kranti Express on Mondays and Saturdays at 11.35 p.m., Cape Howrah Express on Saturdays 12.35 p.m.. Jammu Thavi Express on Fridays and Mondays at 7.00 p.m. and Varanasi Express via Manamadurai on Wednesdays at 8.05 p.m. are available. The traveler should check the above timings, as railways may change the schedules from time.


Prayers:

   Devotees pray to Lord Narasimha to realize their wishes.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and offer vastras.


Greatness Of Temple:

   The place is also known as Kattaram and Kedaram in the scriptures.? River Krishna is too deep in this region.? Frequent floods had destroyed huge parts of the place.? Presently, it has fields and forests only.? The population too is very small.? There are 600 steps to reach the hill temple.? The Swaymabu Narasimha idol on a rock is not clear.? Mother is praised as Chenchu Lakshmi.? Chenchu in Telugu means hunter community woman.? They had named the Mother after their community.? While digging the land here for a tank, one worker was hit by a stone and it began bleeding.? Testing the rock, it turned to be a diamond rock.? Further digging brought out some idols also.? Hence, Lord Narasimha is praised as Vajralaya.? Vajram means diamond.


Temple History:

   The place is called Kedavaram after the name of King Kedavarma ruling this region in 11th century.? Lord appeared in the dream of a Yadava king of nearby land and told him about His presence at Kedavaram.? This was duly communicated by him to Kedavarma.? Kedavarma climbed the hill and found the idol.? As the space at the hill top was not adequate for building a temple, it was built at the foothill.? Festivals began to be celebrated.? Lord Narasimha graces the devotees with Mother Mahalakshmi.? There is also a shrine for Sri Anjaneya in the temple.


Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Presiding deity Lord Narasimha is a swayambumurthy.?


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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