Varahalakshminarashima Temple, Visakhapatnam

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Wonder at the ornate edifice of Varahalakshminarashima 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. Using our international travel planner, Visakhapatnam attractions like Varahalakshminarashima Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Excellent location and great facilities. There should be be more Mobile deposit and the shoe deposit counters near the temple entrance and the carpark.  more »
  • It is quite a popular temple in the region. The deity is also known as Appanna locally. Visited this temple way back in the late 1970s and remember climbing quite a few steps to reach the temple...  more »
  • Very different idol of Varaha Narasimha! It is covered in Sandal wood paste and appears like the Shiva Linga. Tickets are available for quick darshan. Temple is maintained well. However the...  more »
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