Simhachalam Temple, originally known as Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, is a famous Hindu temple in Visakhapatnam. This shrine stands on Simhachalam Hill and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is worshiped here in the form of Varaha Narasimha i.e. a human with the head of a boar and tail of a lion. There are numerous legends associated with this shrine. Being a famous temple in Visakhapatnam, it is visited by a large number of devotees from different parts of the country.
It Is Known For:-
1) It is one of the 32 temples of Lord Vishnu and is said to be existing since the medieval era
2) It reflects the Kalinga-Dravidian style of architecture
3) It is also said that Saint Ramanujan, a great Indian scholar & mathematician, visited this temple to seek salvation
4) The festivals like Narasimha Jayanti, Kalyanotsava, Chandanotsava, Navratrotsava, Krishna Janmashtami, Diwali etc.
Best Time To Visit:-
Simhachalam Temple is a famous shrine and it is always flooded by the devotees. On a daily basis, it sees hundreds of devotees offering their prayers to Lord Vishnu. Therefore, one can pay a visit to this temple at any time of the year. However, the best time is during the celebration of the festivals listed above.
Simhachalam Temple has a well-established connectivity of roadways and railways. People from distant places can reach by hiring the service of the local transit like the bus, taxi, and autos.
Nearest Railway Station- Visakhapatnam Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Visakhapatnam Airport
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