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Sri Narasimhar temple
Moolavar: Narasimhar
  Amman / Thayar:
  Thala Virutcham:
  Agamam / Pooja :
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name:
  District: Krishna
  State: Andhra Pradesh
  Sri Narasimha Jayanthi is very devotionally celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Lord Sri Narsimha in the temple is a swayambumurthi in the form of an anthill.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.  
  Sri Narasimhar Temple, Vedatri, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh.  
  +91 8678- 284 899, 284 866, 98482 75169 
 General Information:
  Let the devotee begin his/her journey to the temple from Vijayawada.  At a distance of 10 km is the Mangalagiri Panaka Narasimha temple.
Beginning the journey at 8.00 a.m., Vedatri, 60 km from here can be reached in two hours.  Darshan is open up to 12.00 a.m. in this temple.  After lunch at Vedatri, proceed to Mattapalli reaching at 4.00 p.m.  After darshan, the devotee can stay at Hoosoor nearby.
Before reaching Vadapalli, please contact the priest by phone.  Kedavaram is 60 km far from Vadapalli.  Priest will not be available here always.  The watchman in the nearby house will open the temple and facilitate darshan.  The devotee may seek the guidance of local people if he/she wishes to see the hill temple.  After darshan here, the devotee can reach Vijayawada back before 6.00 p.m.
Rail facilities:
From Chennai: Train No. 12077-Chennai-Vaijayawada Jan Satapthi Express leaving Chennai at 7..00 a.m.  – Daily.  More trains are also available.

From Puducherry: Train No. 22403 – Puducherry-Delhi Express – on Wednesdays leaving Puducherry at 9.05 a.m.
Train No. 12868 -12.30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Puducherry-Howrah Express:
Train No. Puducherry-Bhuvaneswar Express on Wednesdays at 6.30 p.m.
From Coimbatore: Train No. 12625 – Tiruvananthapuram-Delhi Kerala Express – daily at 7.55pm.
Train No. 13352 – Alappuzha-Danbad – Danbad Express – daily at 11.55 a.m.
Train No. 12522-Ernakulam-Birvani – Birvani Express on Fridays at 10.10 a.m.
Train No. 12969 – Coimbatore-Jaipur (Jaipur Express) on Fridays at 9.15 a.m.
Train No. 16323 – Thiruvananthapuram-Vijayawada (Shalimar Express) on
Fridays and Sundays at 1.25 a.m – midnight.
From Madurai:  Train No. 12641 – Kanyakumari-Nizamuddin Express (Tirukural Express) on Wednesdays at 11.45 p.m. At night.
Train No. 12651 – Madurai-Nizamuddin (Champak Kranti Express) Mondays and Saturdays11.35 p.m. at night.
Train No. 12666 – Kanyakumari – Howra (Cape Howrah Express) on Saturdays at 12.35 p.m.  (Day time)
Train No. 16787  Tirunelveli-Jammuthavi (Jammuthavi Express) on Mondays and Fridays at 7.00 p.m.
Train No. 14259 – Rameswaram-Varanasi (Varanasi Express) Wednesdays at 8.05 p.m.  (running Via Manamadurai).
The above schedules are subject to be changed by the railways from time to time.  Hence the traveler is advised to check the timings before deciding the programme.

Devotees seeking child boon pray toVedatri Narasimhar to offer Uyyala worship.

Thanks giving:
  Those realizing their wishes leave a knife as their Kanikka. 
 Greatness Of Temple:
  To worship Swayambu Narasimhar, the devotees have to reach the hill temple through 285 steps.  There is a stone carved idol of Sri Anjaneya in the hill temple.  Women expecting marriage tie a yellow thread in the tree here.  Those seeking child boon tie cradles.  There are Nagar idols also here.  People can also have a river view from the hill top.  Safety steps are built for bathing in the river.
Uyyala in Telugu means cradle.  Realizing their child boon, devotees place Lord Narasimha and Mother Chenchu Lakshmi in cradle and swing it back and forth.
Though a Vishnu temple, there is a shrine for Lord Shiva too here.   Lord Shiva is praised as Sri Visweswara Swami and Mother as Parvathi Ammavaru.  During festival time, they come in procession in a small rath.  There is Nandhi too in Shiva shrine.  There is also a shrine for Veerabadraswami.  Sacred ash Prasad is not offered in the temple.  Instead, Theertham Prasad is offered and Jadari embossed with Shiva Feet is placed on devotees’ heads.
A woman devotee came to the temple seeking remedy for her acute stomach pain.  Doctors had no hopes of her recovery despite a surgery.  She and her family prayed to Lord Narasimha.  She survived after the surgery.  They believed that Lord Vedatri Natha Himself performed the surgery in the form of the surgeon.  Till now, she is visiting the temple.  The knife, she left at the feet of Lord as her Kanikka, is still in the shrine.  It is worth recalling the advice of Sage Veda Vyasa that faith in Lord Narasimha would protect the devotees from any threatening situation in this Kaliyuga.  The devotee worshipping Lord Narasimha will attain salvation.  The present temple was built by Reddy kings 900 years ago.  Inspired poets Erra Pragata and Kavi Sarvabouma Sreenatha Vyakya Kara Narayana Theerthalu had sung the glory of Lord Narasimha.  There are mentions in the holy books about this Narasimha such as Stotra Dandaka, Kasi Kandam etc.
  Temple History:
  Somakshura, a demon snatched the four Vedas from Lord Brahmma the Creator and disappeared into the sea.  Lord Brahmma appealed to Lord Vishnu for the recovery the scriptures.  Lord Narayana took the Matsavadhara incarnation – Fish Avatar - plunged into the sea, destroyed the demon and recovered the Vedas and handed over to Brahmma.  The Vedas took human form and expressed their gratitude to Lord for protecting them from the hands of the demon.  They begged the Lord to stay in the place where they (Vedas) were then.  Lord Perumal told them that He could not grant the boon then but would fulfill their wish when He tooki the Narasimha Avatar to kill Hiranya.  The Vedas stayed in the Salagrama hill on the banks of Krishnaveni River.  River Krishnaveni approached the Vedas to help her also to have the darshan of Lord.
As promised, Perumal came to the place after destroying Hiranya and named the place as Veda Athri – Mount of Vedas.  He too stayed there but was too furious which no one could endure.  Lord Brahmma came to Vedatri from His Satyaloka.  He took a slagrama stone from Krishnaveni River but placed it in the river back as He could not bear the heat and fury.  Later Rishya Sringa came here for conducting the Putrakameshti Yagna – a Yajna seeking child boon – for Emperor Dasaratha installed Mahalakshmi in the place to soften Narasimha’s fury.  Lord was softened.  Thus, Ugra Narasimha became Lakshmi Narasimha.
Garuda Bhagwan came down to earth from Vaikunda to earth with a Narasimha and placed it in a spot at Vedatri hills.  That place is now known as Garudathri.
Lord Narasimha is praised here by five names as Veera Narasimha, Jwala Narasimha, Salagrama Narasimha, Lakshmi Narasimha  and Yogananda Narasimha in the sanctum sanctorum.  
Special Features:
  Miracle Based: Lord Narasimha is a swambumurthi in the form of an anthill.
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