Kadiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

History

The Temple in Kadiri is dedicated to Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is located at a town in the Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. All the lords used to worship Lakshmi narasimha at a local hill called stotradri after he destroyed the demon Hinranyakasipu in the Durgam in Godduvelagala which is situated nearby to this town Kadiri. The name Kadiri denoting the place with a hill representing the feet of Vishnu and some say that this place is namedafter the Khadri tree under which the idol of the local temple of Narasiha Swamy is found. The temple has 4 entrances having a gopuram at each entrance constructed with 500ft square high wall. The Rajagopurams on the four sides of this temple were constructed by Vijayanagara Emperors. The idol of the lord is in human form with Lion’s Head, covered with silver armour decorated with silver shoulder blades, moustaches and eyes and is in the posture of bearing the stomach of Hiranyakasipu. A 80 ft square pushkarini is in the north east corner within the temple compound. To the south of the temple there is the shrine of Chinnamma with her image in stone. The temple car which is considered to be the biggest in Weight in South India contain numerous indecent carvings and the Car streets contain several small mantapams on four tall pillars in which the idol is set down and worshipped during festivals. As per the mythology that the uthsava murthies were handed down to Bhrigu Rishi by the Lord himself in a petika or box for his daily worship. The Lord is further worshipped in the names of Vasantha Vallabhudu or Vasantha Madhavulu as the pratista was done in the Spring season. The river Maddileru, othere wise called as the Arjuna River, (where Arjun did penace) has its pounranic fame as being the river on the banks of which Arjuna did penace. The course of the river is through 6 theerthams called respectively:1.Swetapushkarini 2. Bhrugu Theertham 3.Sesha Theertham, 4. Kunti Theertham 5. Laxmin Theertham,6.Ganga Theertham 7. Garuda Theertham and 8. Bhavanasi Theertham.
 

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Sai Nagar, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591

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