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Simhachalam Temple

Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple

Sri Venkateswara Temple-Sri Venkateswara Swamy Konda temple in Vizag is on Sri Venkateswara Konda hill and is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara.The temple also goes by the name of Narasimha Swamy Konda temple amongst the local population. According to several Telugu inscriptions, the temple is said to have been built in 1866 by a European Captain Blackmoor.

 

Simhachalam is the second-largest temple, after Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh, in terms of income earned. Devotees believe that the deity is capable of giving progeny to women and fulfilling the wishes of devotees. Kalyanotsava and Chandanotsava are the two major festivals celebrated in the temple, followed by Narasimha Jayanti, Navaratrotsava and Kamadahana. The festivals celebrated in Simhachalam have an influence of the Dravida Sampradaya. Apart from those by well-known poets, the temple is found in many literary references and lyrical works (dedicated by anonymous writers), which are preserved in the Government Oriental Manuscripts Library,