Simhachalam Temple, Visakhapatnam

4.5
#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Visakhapatnam
Wonder at the ornate edifice of Simhachalam Temple, dedicated to Lord Narasimha, an incarnation of Vishnu that presents as a lion-man. The Kalinga architecture of the central shrine features an abundance of iconography, and the star attraction here remains the deity, perhaps dating back to the 11th century. Once a year they remove the sandalwood paste from the deity, revealing it to worshippers before reapplying the cover 12 hours later. Join the numerous devotees who flock to the lush green hilltop to pay their respects, some even making a 25 km (15.5 mi) pilgrimage around the hills before coming to the temple to give offerings to Narasimha. Arrange your visit to Simhachalam Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Visakhapatnam using our Visakhapatnam online route planner .
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  • This was really nice place to visit with quite helping and smiling people around. We wish to come back on Akshay Trutiya  more »
  • must visit, hill top. private vehicle two way will be handy if with family. VIP darshan pass is a good idea  more »
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