Simhachalam Temple, Visakhapatnam

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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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  • Simhachalam temple located around 15 KM from central Vizag is a best temple of God Narsinha , which we visited on early morning of 13 September 19. To avoid crowd and early entry it is better to start...  more »
  • Interesting temple to visit outside Hindu festivals (to avoid the "over-crowd") Too bad you can't take pictures.
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