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
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
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.
Abodes of Vishnu