The Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Alayam is on the Simhachalam hill near Vizag in Andhra Pradesh. Narasimha Swamy is one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu. People from all over the world visit this temple. The government of Andhra Pradesh has included this temple in the tourism list. The Simhachalam temple is a holy and historical place. Simhachalam Temple Timings: 6 am to 9 pm.
The temple is full of greenery and has a calm environment. The excellent climate makes you forget everything once you step into the temple. Here we are giving complete information about the Narasimha Swamy temple. So, read this to know more details about the temple.
History of Simhachalam Temple:
- 1 History of Simhachalam Temple:
- 1.1 Simhachalam Temple Timings:
- 1.2 Contact Details:
- 1.3 How to reach Simhachalam Temple:
According to history, the Hiranyakashyap goes to the Himalayas and offers his prayers to Lord Brahma day and night. Lord Brahma gets impressed and offers him a boon. He asks for eternal power.
After getting the power, Hiranyakashyap treats himself as a god. He starts making people chant his name and worship him forcefully. But Prahalad, his son, is a devotee of Lord Vishnu and never listens to the Hiranyakashyap words.
The Hiranyakashyap gets angry with his son and orders the soldiers to kill him. Lord Vishnu saves Prahalad from death. So, Prahalad builds a temple for Lord Vishnu. The temple is on the top of Simhadri Hill. Hence, people call this temple Simhachalam Temple.
Simhachalam Temple Timings:
These are the timings of Simhachalam Temple.
|Monday||6 am to 9 pm|
|Tuesday||6 am to 9 pm|
|Wednesday||6 am to 9 pm|
|Thursday||6 am to 9 pm|
|Friday||6 am to 9 pm|
|Saturday||6 am to 9 pm|
|Sunday||6 am to 9 pm|
Darshan and Pooja Timings:
The following are the Darshan and Pooja timings of the Simhachalam Temple.
|Temple Timings||Pooja/ Darshan details|
|04:00 am||Temple Opening Hours|
|04:00 am to 04:10 am||Melkolupu|
|04:10 am to 04:30 am||Suprabhatha Seva|
|04:30 am to 04:45 am||Suprabhatha Darshan|
|04:45 am to 05:00 am||Antharalaya Sammarjanamu|
|05:00 am to 06:30 am||Prathararadhanamu|
|05:30 am to 09:30 am||Purana Panama|
|05:30 am to 06:30 am||Aaradhana Ticket Darshan|
|06:30 am to 11:30 am||Darshan|
|9:30 am Onwards||Kalyanotsavam|
|11:30 am to 12:00 pm||Mahanivedana|
|12:00 pm to 02:30 pm||Darshan|
|02:30 pm to 03:00 pm||Temple remains Closed|
|03:00 pm||Temple reopens|
|03:00 pm to 07:00 pm||Darshan|
|05:00 pm to 08:00 pm||Veda Parayanamu|
|07:00 pm to 08:30 pm||Ratri Aaradhanamu|
|07:30 pm to 08:30 pm||Aaradhana Ticket Darshan|
|08:30 pm to 09:00 pm||Darshan|
|After 09:00 pm||Ekanta Seva Temple Closing Hours|
Refer to the above table to know the darshan and pooja details of Simhachalam temple.
Poojas & Sevas at Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Alayam
These are the pooja costs.
|1||Ashtottara Sathanamarchana||Rs 200/-|
|2||Sahasranamarchana (05.00 PM – 05.45 PM)||Rs 500/-|
|3||Ammavaraki Ashtottara Sathanamarchana||Rs 100/-|
|4||Kappasthabham Aalinganam||Rs 25/-|
|6||Nitya Kalyanam (09.30 AM – 10.30 AM)||Rs 1000/-|
|7||Swarna Tulasidalarchana (Every Ekadasi Day)||Rs 2116/-|
|8||Swarna Pushparchana (Every Thursday and Sunday)||Rs 2116/-|
|9||Saswatha Laksha Kumkumarchana||Rs 20000/-|
|10||Saswatha Laksha Tulasi Pooja||Rs 20000/-|
|11||Nityapooja, Bhogakainkaryamu||Rs 10000/-|
|12||Saswatha Nitya Kalyanam||Rs 10000/-|
|13||Saswatha Garuda Seva||Rs 5000/-|
|14||Sahasra Deepalankarana Seva (Every Saturday at 05.30 PM – 06.30 PM)||Rs 250/-|
|15||Sudarsana Narasimha Yagam (Monthly once on Swathi Nakshathram day)||Rs 2500/-|
|16||Sri Lakshmi Narayana Vratham||Rs 100/-|
Festivals at Simhachalam Temple
- Ugaadhi (Telugu new year)
- Simha Jayanthi
- Vaisakha Pournami
- Jyesta Pournami
- Vykunta Ekadasi
- Giri Pradhakshina
Facilities to Piligrims
Prahladha Yoga and Naturopathy Hospital
- P.A.C Building (Free Dormitory)
- Gajapathi Sathram – 48 Rooms
- Narasimha Sadan
- T.T.D. Choultry
- Pushkarini Choultry
Simhachalam Temple Available Parokshasevas
These are the parokshasevas. You can book at official website.
|Paroksha Ashtottara Sathanamarchana||Rs.216/-||Everyday||10:15 AM to 10:30 AM|
|Paroksha Garuda Seva||Rs.516/-||Everyday||08:30 AM to 09:00 AM|
|Paroksha Sahasra Namarchana||Rs.516/-||Except Thursday and Sunday||07:30 AM to 08:30 AM|
|Paroksha Nitya Kalyanam||Rs.1,000/-||Everyday||09:30 AM to 10:30 AM|
|Paroksha Swarna Pushparchana||Rs.2,116/-||Every Thursday and Sunday||08:00 AM to 09:00 AM|
|Paroksha Swarna Tulasidalarchana||Rs.2,116/-||Every Ekadasi Day||08:00 AM to 09:00 AM|
|Paroksha Swathi Homam||Rs.2,500/-||Every Swathi Nakshatram Day||08:00 AM to 09:00 AM|
|Paroksha Chandana Samarpana Seva||Rs.1,116/-||Everyday||10:15 AM to 10:30 AM|
|Paroksha Chandana Samarpana Seva||Rs.10,116/-||Everyday||10:15 AM to 10:30 AM|
|Rs.20,116/-||Everyday||10:15 AM to10:30 AM|
Tourist places near simhachalam
- Borra caves
- Indira Gandhi Zoological Park
- Ross Hill Church
- Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary
- Araku Valley
- Address: Sri V N S Devasthanam, Simhachalam, Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh – 530028.
- Uphill Enquiry: 0891-2979666
- Downhill Enquiry: 0891-2764949
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Simhachalam Temple: Website
How to reach Simhachalam Temple:
The transport facilities for the Simhachalam temple are as follows. So, you can reach the temple as your comfort.
The Vizag airport is the nearest airport to the temple.
The Vizag railway station is the nearest railway station connected to all cities in India.
The temple is well connected to the nearest cities and can travel by road.
Simhachalam is one of the 32 Narasimha temples in Andhra Pradesh.
Lord Narasimha (the man-lion) is an incarnation (avatar) of Lord Vishnu.