Simhachalam Temple | History, Timings & Festivals

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 provide complete information about the Narasimha Swamy temple. So, read this to know more details about the temple.

History of Simhachalam Temple:

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According to history, the Hiranyakashyap goes to the Himalayas and offers his prayers to Lord Brahma day and night. Lord  Brahma is 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.

Monday6 am to 9 pm
Tuesday6 am to 9 pm
Wednesday6 am to 9 pm
Thursday6 am to 9 pm
Friday6 am to 9 pm
Saturday6 am to 9 pm
Sunday6 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 amTemple Opening Hours
04:00 am to 04:10 amMelkolupu
04:10 am to 04:30 amSuprabhatha Seva
04:30 am to 04:45 amSuprabhatha Darshan
04:45 am to 05:00 amAntharalaya Sammarjanamu
05:00 am to 06:30 am Prathararadhanamu
05:30 am to 09:30 am Purana Panama
05:30 am to 06:30 amAaradhana Ticket Darshan
06:30 am to 11:30 amDarshan
9:30 am OnwardsKalyanotsavam
11:30 am to 12:00 pmMahanivedana
12:00 pm to 02:30 pmDarshan
02:30 pm to 03:00 pmTemple remains Closed
03:00 pmTemple reopens
03:00 pm to 07:00 pmDarshan
05:00 pm to 08:00 pmVeda Parayanamu
07:00 pm to 08:30 pmRatri Aaradhanamu
07:30 pm to 08:30 pmAaradhana Ticket Darshan
08:30 pm to 09:00 pmDarshan
After 09:00 pmEkanta 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.

1Ashtottara SathanamarchanaRs 200/-
2Sahasranamarchana (05.00 PM – 05.45 PM)Rs 500/-
3Ammavaraki Ashtottara SathanamarchanaRs 100/-
4Kappasthabham AalinganamRs 25/-
5GopoojaRs 50/-
6Nitya Kalyanam (09.30 AM – 10.30 AM)Rs 1000/-
7Swarna Tulasidalarchana (Every Ekadasi Day)Rs 2116/-
8Swarna Pushparchana (Every Thursday and Sunday)Rs 2116/-
9Saswatha Laksha KumkumarchanaRs 20000/-
10Saswatha Laksha Tulasi PoojaRs 20000/-
11Nityapooja, BhogakainkaryamuRs 10000/-
12Saswatha Nitya KalyanamRs 10000/-
13Saswatha Garuda SevaRs 5000/-
14Sahasra Deepalankarana Seva (Every Saturday at 05.30 PM – 06.30 PM)Rs 250/-
15Sudarsana Narasimha Yagam (Monthly once on Swathi Nakshathram day)Rs 2500/-
16Sri Lakshmi Narayana VrathamRs 100/-

Festivals at Simhachalam Temple

  • Ugaadhi (Telugu New Year)
  • Simha Jayanthi
  • Radhotshavam
  • Kalyanothsavam
  • Chandanothsavam
  • Vaisakha Pournami
  • Jyesta Pournami
  • Teppotsavam
  • Kanuma
  • Vykunta Ekadasi
  • Giri Pradhakshina
Facilities to Pilgrims

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 paroksha sevas. You can book at official website.

Paroksha Ashtottara SathanamarchanaRs.216/-Everyday10:15 AM to 10:30 AM
Paroksha Garuda SevaRs.516/-Everyday08:30 AM to 09:00 AM
Paroksha Sahasra NamarchanaRs.516/-Except Thursday and Sunday07:30 AM to 08:30 AM
Paroksha Nitya KalyanamRs.1,000/-Everyday09:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Paroksha Swarna PushparchanaRs.2,116/-Every Thursday and Sunday08:00 AM to 09:00 AM
Paroksha Swarna TulasidalarchanaRs.2,116/-Every Ekadasi Day08:00 AM to 09:00 AM
Paroksha Swathi HomamRs.2,500/-Every Swathi Nakshatram Day08:00 AM to 09:00 AM
Paroksha Chandana Samarpana SevaRs.1,116/-Everyday10:15 AM to 10:30 AM
Paroksha Chandana Samarpana SevaRs.10,116/-Everyday10:15 AM to 10:30 AM
Paroksha Chandana
Samarpana Seva
Rs.20,116/-Everyday10:15 AM to10:30 AM
Tourist places near Simhachalam
  • Borra caves
  • Indira Gandhi Zoological Park
  • Kailasagiri
  • Ross Hill Church
  • Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Araku Valley

Contact Details:

  • Address: Sri V N S Devasthanam, Simhachalam, Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh – 530028.
  • Uphill Enquiry: 0891-2979666
  • Downhill Enquiry: 0891-2764949
  • E-mail:
  • 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.

By Air:

The Vizag airport is the nearest airport to the temple.

By Rail:

The Vizag railway station is the nearest railway station connected to all cities in India.

By Bus:

The temple is well connected to the nearest cities and can travel by road.


Why is Simhachalam famous?

Simhachalam is one of the 32 Narasimha temples in Andhra Pradesh.

Which God is Simhachalam?

Lord Narasimha (the man-lion) is an incarnation (avatar) of Lord Vishnu.

Is mobile allowed in Simhachalam Temple?


Where is Simhachalam Hills?