Yadagirigutta is a temple for Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu who is also known as Yadadri. It located on hillock in Yadagirigutta of Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district of the Indian state of Telangana.
With the blessings of Anjaneya, Yadarishi son of the great sage Rishyasrunga and Santa Devi did penance inside a cave on this hills, between Bhongir (Bhuvanagiri) and Raigiri (Now in Nalgonda district of Telangana, India). Pleased with his deep devotion, Lord Narasimha an incarnation of Lord Vishnu appeared before him in five different forms as Sri JwalaNarasimha ,Sri Yogananda, SriGandabherunda, Sri Ugra and Sri Lakshminarasimha. All these five forms (roopas) are worshiped as Pancha Narasimha Kshetram in the temple.
Another Legend says that Sriman Narayana, pleased with Yada's penance, sent Sri Anjaneya to direct the rishi to a holy spot, where the Lord appeared to him in the form of Sri LakshmiNarasimha. 5 km away from the present temple the spot is marked as the foot of the Yadagiri hillock. There the sage worshiped the Lord for many years and gained moksha. The tribes how get here about the Lord's presence worshiped him at this temple, but the devotees began to engage in improper worship so Sri LakshmiNarasimha moved into to the hills. The tribals searched their lord for many years but in vain. After many years Lord Narasimha appeared in the dream of a devout lady among the tribe, directing her to a large cavern where he revealed himself to all as five majestic Avatars.
Glowing bright at the top of the sikharam of Sanctum Sanctorum of this cave temple is the golden Sudarshana Chakra of Lord Vishnu, the adornment as well as the weapon is a symbol this temple is identified by from as far away as 6 km. It is said that many years ago the chakra moved in the direction from which the devotees came as if like a compass guiding them towards the temple.The Chakra Considered to posses mystic power and value, at times turns on its own ; no human hand is capable of turning it.
There is a belief that says that, Lord Narasimha has taken an role of a "doctor" and is known as "Vaidya Narasimha" by his devotees at this shrine to cure many chronic diseases and the role of a 'do gooder' to those who are under bad influence. Many devotees instancsed Lord appearing in the dreams, and administering medicines and operated the patients and blessed them with good health. Many devotees tell of vivid dreams in which the Lord comes to heal them from chronic or terminal illnesses, and even mental or emotional problems.