Simhachalam

Varaha Lakshminarasimha Swamy

Varaha Lakshminarasimha Swamy

One of the “richest” deities in those parts is the Varaha Lakshminarasimha Swamy standing atop the verdant Simhachalam Hill, just 16 km off Vishakhapatnam. The deity portraying “Ugra Narasimha’ is constantly covered with sandalwood paste, giving it the appearance of a Shiva Linga. During the Chandanotsavam in April-May the mound of sandalwood paste is broken up and devotees can have a glimpse of the deity in all its majesty. It is believed that when the deity is stripped of all the chandan paste, it is the hottest day in that part of the State. Though Simhachalam is very close to Vishakhapatnam, there are choultries to stay in serene surroundings.

Getting There:

The temple is just 16 km from Vishakhapatnam city while the Vishakhapatnam airport is 9 km.

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