Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Dharmapuri:
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple of Dharmapuri is one of the nine Lord Narasimha Swamy Kshetrams & 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 Karimnagar district. This ancient temple of Telangana situated in Dharmapuri town which is one among the nine Kshetrams of Narasimha. This temple owed to the presence of more number of temples in the region.
Dharmapuri Telangana well known as “Dakshin Kasi” or the Benaras of the South. The Dharmapuri village ruled by the King Dharma Varma and thus the village named Dharmapuri. The temple existed before 850 to 928 BC.
This ancient temple of Telangana has 2 versions after witnessing and owing to the ravages. The Older version of the temple known as Pata Narasimha Swamy Temple and the new version of the temple 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 rebuilt and known as the Patha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple.
The Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy idol is 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 this form of lord Narasimha Swamy idol a rare one. Hence this ancient temple importance in Karimnagar increased in the devotees.
This temple in Dharmapuri Karimnagar surrounded by 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 fulfill her wish to be with Lord Sri Vishnu. The Stream Bhadra joins the Godavari and fulfills her desire by flowing beside the temple with the Godavari.
The temple organizes Brahmotsavam Celebrations where the Utsav Vigraha or the idol of the procession of the deity taken out for procession by adorning it. This is the time when many devotees visit this temple and take part in the celebrations.
Dharmapuri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Photos:
Speciality of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha 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 Narasimha 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 at noon and reopens again from 4 pm to 8 pm. Temple 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, Gudem
Distance to Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Dharmapuri:
- Distance from Hyderabad to Dharmapuri – 224 km
- The Distance from Warangal to Dharmapuri – 160 km
- Distance from Karimnagar to Dharmapuri – 68 km
Dharmapuri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Contact Numbers:
- Temple Devasthanam Office: 087 2427 3227
- Karimnagar District Tourism Officer: 094 4081 6070
- Telangana State Tourism Department: 040 2345 0444