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Yadadri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Timings, History and Complete Guide

Yadagirigutta is a town in the Bhuvanagiri district of the Indian state Telangana. The temple is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swami which is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple is also known as Yadadri Temple and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple. It is a cave temple at a height of 300 feet on a large hillock named Yadagirigutta. The official name of this place was changed by Telangana government to Yadadri.

Yadagirigutta was known as Vedagiri because Lord Vishnu put all 4 vedas here.

Yadagirigutta Temple Timings

The Yadadri temple opens at 4:00 AM and closes at 9:30 PM daily. However, there will be a heavy rush on Saturday, Sunday and other Public Holidays.

Yadadri TempleTimings
Temple Opening Time4:00 AM
After Noon Break3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Temple Closing Time9:30 PM

Yadadri Temple Darshan Timings

The Yadadri temple all-day darshan timings are as follows.

Morning RitualYadadri Temple Morning Timings
Suprabhatam4:00 AM to 4:30 AM
Binde teertam4:30 AM to 5:00 AM
Bala Bogam5:00 AM to 5:30 AM
Nijabhishekam5:30 AM to 6:30 AM
Archna6:30 AM to 7:15 AM
Darshnamas (All)7:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Maharaja Bogamu11:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Darshanams12:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Dwarabandanamu (Darshan Close)3:00 PM to 04:00 PM
The Yadadri temple Every day Darshan timings are as follows.
Evening RitualsYadadri Temple Evening Timings
Special Darshnams4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Darshnamas (All)5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aaradhana7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Archana7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Darshnamas (All)8:15 PM to 9:00 PM
Maha nivedhana9:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Shayanostavams9:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Temple close9:45 PM

Yadagirigutta Temple Seva Details and Timings

The Yadagirigutta- Yadadri temple Seva-Pooja Timings are as follows.

Seva/Service/PujaCost (Rs)Time
Suprabhata Seva50.0004:00 AM to 04:30 AM
Nijabishekam250.0005:30 AM to 06:30 AM
Nijabishekam (Couple)500.0005:30 AM to 06:30 AM
Sahasra Namarchana216.0006:30 AM to 07:15 AM
Kunkumarchana (Friday)100.0008:30 AM to 09:00 AM
Sri Sudershana Homam1,116.0008:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Kalyanothsavam1,250.0009:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Jodu Seva500.0005:00 PM to 06:45 PM
Pavalimpu Seva50.0009:00 PM to 09:30 PM
One day Bramhostvam2,001.0009:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Three days Bramhostvam2,516.0009:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Five days Bramhostvam3,516.0009:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Anjaneya Swamy Akupuja (Tuesday)316.0009:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sri Ammavari Lakshaa Tulasi Archana2,500.0007:30 AM to 09:00 AM
Shathagatabhishekam (Swathi Nakshathram only)750.0004:30 AM to 07:00 AM
Laksha Bilwarchana in Shivalayam250.00
Andal Ammavari Abhishekam (Friday only)216.00
Astoatharam100.00
Shegradarshanam25.00
Athi Shegradarshanam (1 Laddu 100 grams)100.00
Gandadeepam51.00
Ashwara Sweekaram51.00
Annaprasana (After Nevedana)216.00
Swarna Pushparchana (2 Laddus 100grams)516.00
Sarvaseva Pathakam51,116.0004:00 AM to 09:00 AM

Entry Fees

Temple entry for devotees is free of cost. However, for VIP darshan you have to pay some money to skip the queue.

Online Darshan Booking

You can book your darshan online from the temple website. Here is a blog on how to book your darshan and seva or abhishekam at Yadadri temple.

History

Yadagirigutta Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy

The sage Yada, son of Rishi Shrunga performed a hard penance to God Narasimha. Pleased with this, Lord appeared in 5 different avatars. These are Jwala Narasimha, Yogananda Narasimha, Ugra Narasimha, Gandaberunda Narasimha and Lakshmi Narasimha.

Rishi requested him to live on this hill and bless the tribal people. Later these gods turned into finely sculpted forms and promised to be there till the end of Kaliyuga. So, this place is worshipped as Panch Narasimha Kshetram.

Architecture 

Old Temple

The temple was originally 2 acres but after renovation, it occupies 14 acres of land. There is a 12 feet high and 30 feet long cave, in which the temple is situated. Each Narasimha deity is in a different form. A 3 ft by 3 ft dimensioned Golden Sudarshana Chakra of Lord Vishnu is at the top of the sanctum. According to legends, many years ago the chakra moved in the direction of devotees coming.

Here Jwala Narasimha is in the shape of a serpent. Yogananda Narasimha is sitting pose where he is meditating in a yoga pose. The silver idol of Lakshmi-Narasimha is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions.

Anjeneya (Hanuman) temple is there with the main temple. The long side gap in the rock just below Hanumanji is believed to be the location where Gandabheranda Narasimha appeared. Under a huge slating rock, there is a sanctum sanctorum which covers half the deity.

New Temple

Chinna Jeeyar Swamy built a new temple near the old shrine and named it, Yadadri having Vaishnava tradition. Here the arch at the temple entrance shows 5 elements of the universe (Fire, Earth, Water, Sky, Air).

Followed by the Thenkalai tradition of Vaishnava Agama Shastras, the temple was built. With the knowledge of ancient designs and Agama shastras lead architect P Madhusudhan and famous Film set Designer Anand Sai were selected.

  • The temple is made entirely of stone. Three types of stones are used.
    • Krishna Shila is used for presiding deities in the sanctum sanctorum.
    • Stree Shila for idols of Goddesses.
    • Napusaka Sila for flooring and walls.
  • Black granite stone is also used similar to the architecture of the Kakatiya Dynasty in Telangana.
  • The carving of the pillars is from a single stone.
  • The total price of the Yadadri project is around $2.5 billion.
  • CM K Chandrasekhar Rao, his Cabinet, colleagues and business people donated the 125 kg of gold that covers the temple’s Vimana Gopuram (The top structure of the temple).

The unique thing about the temple is its design as no bricks or cement are used. The temple has been constructed with black granite to make it resistant to wear and tear for the next century.

Prasadam

100 Kg of Pulihora Prasadam and 6 Kg of Daddojanam Prasadam are distributed freely to the pilgrims in the temple daily.

Timings: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Saturday, Sunday and other important days the counters were opened from 7 AM to 9 PM uninterruptedly. 

Separate Counters for Ladies are also arranged whenever necessary.

ItemCost (Rs)
Pulihora5.00
Dadyodanam3.00
Laddu10.00
Vada8.00
Festivals

Brahmotsavam, Jayanti, Swathi Nakshatram and other festivals are celebrated here.

General Information
  • Deposit your offerings in the hundi only.
  • Don’t perform Sastanga Pranama in the Antaralayam.
  • Smoking, drinking and non-vegetarian food are strictly prohibited in the temple premises.
  • Don’t encourage beggars at Yadagirigutta.
  • Don’t spit or throw garbage near the premises of the temple.
  • The number of devotees visiting this temple is very high since it is situated near the capital city. On average, 5000-8000 pilgrims visit this temple daily.

Nearby Attractions

  • Bhongir Fort
  • Sri Ramalingeswara temple
  • Surendrapuri
  • Sri Anjaneya Pushkarini
  • Lotus Temple
  • Sri Ramalayam
  • Shwetambar Jain Tirth

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Yadagirigutta is from October to March. The place witnesses a heavy rush during weekends, holidays and festivals.

How to Reach Yadadri Temple?

By Road

There are many frequencies from Yadagirigutta. It is only 60 km from Hyderabad. You can easily get cabs, autos and buses to travel. Also, there are many buses of TSRTC services.

By Rail

The nearby Railway station is Raigir Yadadri railway station which is near to the temple. You can catch or link your train from here.

By Air

The nearest airport is Hyderabad International Airport. You can board your domestic or international flight from here. You can book a cab, bus or train to reach here.

Where to Stay Near Yadadri Temple?

There are many places of accommodation by the temple. For a better and hassle-free tour, you can book your stay with YatraDham.org.

There are many Dharamshalas and Hotels. Here are some available accommodations in Yadagirigutta.

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