Simhachalam Temple, Visakhapatnam

4.5
#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Visakhapatnam
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. Arrange your visit to Simhachalam Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Visakhapatnam using our Visakhapatnam online route planner .
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  • The drive up to the legendary Simhachalam Temple is beautiful and you will be awestruck when you reach up. The darshan is orderly and the place spotlessly clean. If only other temples were in the coun...  more »
  • Beautiful and oldest temple, you will get a feeling of Tirumala after taking the long ride up the hill and mammoth size of temple. Must visit for temple lovers and devotional pilgrims.  more »
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