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Yadagirigutta, near Bhongir on the Secundrabad - Kazipet (Warangal)   railroad is home to a hill temple enshrining the Narasimha incarnation of Vishnu as Lakshmi Narasimha.

The temple: The sanctum of this hill temple is a natural cavern on the hill. Jwala Narasimha, Ghandabheranda Narasimha (without an image) and Yoga Narasimha are held in worship here, in addition to a silver image of Lakshmi Narasimha and a shrine to Aandaalamma.  

Two particular rock formations in the wall of the sanctum cave are revered as Jwala Narasimha and Yoga Narasimha respectively.  The Jwala Narasimha image resembles that of a serpent, while the Yoga Narasimha image shows Narasimha seated in meditation.

This cave temple is situated at a height of 300 feet on the hill, known as Yadagiri. At the foothills there is the Vaikuntha Dwara entrance.

At the temple entrance to the temple there is a   shrine to Hanuman and a gap in the rock, which is said to represent Ghandabheranda Narasimha.

There is also a temple to Shiva on the Yadagiri hill.

Legend has it that the son of Rishyasringa by name Yadava meditated upon Vishnu here, desiring a vision of three different forms of Narasimha. His wish was granted and the hill came to be named after him as Yadavagiri, which in due course came to be known as Yadagiri.

Local belief has it that worshipping here for a period of 40 days would relieve devotees of incurable diseases.

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Abodes of Vishnu