Simhachalam Temple History, Timings and Pooja details
Simha in Sanskrit means, ”Lion” and Adri in Sanskrit means, ”hill”. The temple is located on the top of the hill. Hence the temple is called as Simhachalam.The temple is one of the eighteen “Narasimha Kshetras” which means the holy abodes of Lord Narasimha. The Kshetra Palaka of Simhachalam is Kalabhairava, hence the pilgrim must visit the Kalabairava temple prior to visiting the Narasimha Swamy temple. Lord Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is another form of Lord Vishnu. The main deity is usually covered with sandalwood paste year around which will be removed on Akshaya Tritiya Day. One can have Nijarupa Darshan for 12 hours on this auspicious day. The festival will be celebrated in grand. Lakhs of devotees throng temple on this day. The Festival name is called by “Chandana yatra” or “Chandanotsavam”. This festival falls in the month of Vaisakha Masam.
Simhachalam Temple Daily Poojas / Schedule
4:00 am- 4:30 am Suprabatha Seva
4:30 am – 6:00 am Temple will be closed
6:00 am -11:30 am Sarva darshan
11:30 am -12:30 pm Break, Nivedana
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Sarva Darshan
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nivedana, Break
3:30 pm – 7:00 pm Sarva Darshan
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Nivedana, break
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sarva Darshan
Simhachalam Temple Seva details:
Swarna Pushparchana 6:30 am to 8:00 am
Nithya Kalyanam Daily
Astotaram During temple timings
Special darshan tickets During temple timings
Interesting places near by Simhachalam
2. Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple.
3.Govindaraja Swamy Temple
4.Lakshmi Devi Temple
5. Simhavalli Thayaru Temple.
How to reach Simhachalam Temple?
By Bus: 20 km from Visakhapatnam to the temple.
By Train: The direct trains are available from all parts of the Country to Visakhapatnam.
By Air: The direct flights are available from all part of the Country with high frequency.
Reference Link: History