Sri Varahalakshmi Narasimha Swamy Vari Devasthanam

Simhachalam Road
Visakhapatnam, AP - 530028

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Sri Varahalakshmi Narasimha Swamy Vari Devasthanam is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, who is worshipped there as Varaha Narasimha. It is one of the most important Vaishnavite pilgrimage centers in Andhra Pradesh, India.

The temple is located on Simhachalam Hill, which is a part of the Eastern Ghats. The hill is 300 meters (1,000 feet) above sea level and is situated 11 kilometers (7 miles) north of Visakhapatnam.

The temple was built in the 11th century by the Eastern Chalukya king, Vikramendra Chola I. The main deity of the temple is Varaha Narasimha, who is depicted as a man with the head of a lion. The idol of Varaha Narasimha is made of black granite and is covered with sandalwood paste.

The temple complex also houses several other temples, including temples dedicated to Lakshmi, Hanuman, and Shiva. There is also a tank called Gangadhara, which is believed to have been created by Lord Vishnu.

The temple is a popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus from all over the world. The annual Brahmotsavam festival, which is held in July or August, is a major event that attracts thousands of pilgrims.

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