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Simhachalam Temple, Visakhapatnam

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Wonder at the ornate edifice of Simhachalam Temple, dedicated to Lord Narasimha, an incarnation of Vishnu that presents as a lion-man. The Kalinga architecture of the central shrine features an abundance of iconography, and the star attraction here remains the deity, perhaps dating back to the 11th century. Once a year they remove the sandalwood paste from the deity, revealing it to worshippers before reapplying the cover 12 hours later. Join the numerous devotees who flock to the lush green hilltop to pay their respects, some even making a 25 km (15.5 mi) pilgrimage around the hills before coming to the temple to give offerings to Narasimha. To visit Simhachalam Temple on your holiday in Visakhapatnam, and find out what else Visakhapatnam has to offer, use our Visakhapatnam trip itinerary maker.
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  • Simhachalam today is a symbol of cleanliness, discipline and organization. The temple and the premises is well maintained and inspite of the thousands of tourists is neat and clean. Also noticed that ...  more »
  • Nice drive, not too crowded or dirty and well maintained place. Better to visit in the evening but even day time is not too hot.  more »
  • Temple are located in top of the hill, very nice temple and facility and arrangement are systematic & good, bus are very cheap for here.  more »