Saturday, May 30, 2009
SRI LAKSHMI NARASIMHA TEMPLE, KADIRI
KADIRI LAKSHMI NARASIMHA TEMPLE.
THIS TEMPLE IS ABOUT 90KMS FROM ANANTHPUR IN ANDHRAPRADESH,
Lord Narasimha at Kadiri is swayambhu emerging from the roots of Khadri tree. The Moolavirat is that of Ashta Bahu Narasimha (having eight hands) cleaving Hiranyakasipu and transforming into a more protecting persona with Prahlada standing beside him with folded hands. Astonishingly, after the daily abhishekham is performed, the Murthy of the Lord oozes sweat even after being repeatedly wiped off by the Archakas here.
A famous event carried out every year is the Rathothsavam (Car Festival), on this holy day, a huge Rath (Chariot) with the Lord Lakshmi Narasimha's idol on it is pulled by hundreds of devotees are watched by thousands of people.
nearby places are puttaparthi, tadpatri etc. lodges: NAMA LODGE, main road, Kadiri-515591 08494-224170,223305