Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple:
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple of Dharmapuri is one among the nine Lord Narasimha Swamy Kshetrams. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Dharmapuri is also called as Teertharajamu.
The Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple on the southern banks of the River Godavari is one of the most famous religious places in the Karminagar district. This ancient temple of Telangana is situated in Dharmapuri town which is one among the nine Kshetrams of Narasimha. This temple is owed to the presence of more number of temples in the region.
Dharmapuri Telangana is well known as “Dakshin Kasi” or the Benaras of the South. The Dharmapuri village was ruled by the King Dharma Varma and thus came the village name. It is said that the temple existed before 850 to 928 BC.
This ancient temple of Telangana has 2 versions after witnessing and owing the ravages. The Older version of temple is known as Pata Narasimha Swamy Temple and the new version of temple is known as Kottha Narasimha Swamy Temple.
The Rustumdil Khan, Subedar of Hyderabad with the support of the then Delhi Sultan, Aurangzeb converted the temple into a mosque. However in the year 1448, the temple was once again rebuilt and this came to be known as the Patha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple.
The Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy idol is shown in a seated position called Padmasana – the distinctive posture with his palms bending on his knees. He is situated along with his consort, Goddess Lakshmi. It is believed that that this form of lord narasimha swamy is a rare one. Hence this ancient temple importance in Karimnagar has been increased in the devotees.
This temple in dharmapuri karimnagar is surrounded with the shrines of gods and goddesses. Among these, there are 8 idols of Lord Hanuman and 6 feet tall idol of Lord Brahma. The other idols are the idols of Lord Sri Krishna and Balarama and the idol of Lord Yama.
The Telangana Temples are abounding with legends. One such legend of this temple is about the Bhadra Stream which was in its previous birth a woman was reborn as this stream in order to fulfil her wish to be with Lord Sri Vishnu. The Stream Bhadra joins the Godavari and fulfils her desire by flowing beside the temple with the Godavari.
The temple organizes Brahmotsavam Celebrations where the Utsav Vigraha or the idol of procession of the deity is taken out for procession by adorning it. This is the time when many devotees visit this temple and take part in the celebrations.
Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Photos:
Speciality of Sri Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy Temple:
- This temple is famous for the idol of Lord Brahma which is 6 feet tall and has 4 faces.
- This temple is one among the nine Lord Narasimha Swamy Kshetrams.
Special Attractions of Sri Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy Temple:
- 6 feet tall shrine of Lord Brahma
- 8 idols of Lord Bramha
- Lord Yama idol
- Idols of Lord Sri Krishna and Balarama
Sri Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy Temple Dharmapuri Timings:
The temple is opened on all days from early morning 5 am to 2 pm in the noon and reopens again from 4pm to 8pm. It is closed from 2 pm to 4 pm.
Nearest Dharmapuri Tourist Places:
- Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy Temple
- Vemulawada Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple
- Basara Saraswathi Devi Temple
- Satyanarayana Swamy Temple, Gundem
Distance to Sri Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy Temple Dharmapuri:
- Distance from Hyderabad to Dharmapuri – 224 kms
- Distance from Warangal to Dharmapuri – 160 kms
- Distance from Karimnagar to Dharmapuri – 68 kms
Sri Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy Temple Contact Numbers:
- Temple Devasthanam Office: 087 2427 3227
- Karimnagar District Tourism Officer: 094 4081 6070
- Telangana State Tourism Department: 040 2345 0444