Yadadri temple in Telangana is dedicated to Shri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami. The construction of this new yadagirigutta temple is completed and darshan will be open for devotees from 28 March 2022. This temple is the largest temple in the world made of Krishnashila (Black Granite Stone) in the last 100 years. The Telangana government is spending Rs 1,200 crore on the Yadadri temple project out of which 1000 crore has been spent. The budget decided is more than that of Ram Temple, Ayodhya. Know more about Yadadri Temple construction cost, architecture, images, opening date, latest news, and more.
Yadadri Temple Latest News
Yadadri Temple Opening Date
From March devotees will be allowed to visit the garbhagriha. The Yadadri temple will be open for devotees from 28 March 2022.
About Yadadri Temple
The magnificent temple of Shri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami has been completed. The temple is located on a hill 512 feet high. After getting separated from Andhra Pradesh the government of Telangana planned to build this magnificent temple. After the construction is completed it will be one of the most expensive temples in the country.
Yadagiri Narasimha Temple
There are idols of Jwala Narasimha, Gandhabhiranda Narasimha and Yogananda Narasimha in the cave. The cave is 12 feet high and 30 feet long.
Yadadri Temple Construction
The biggest feature of the temple is that it is built entirely on scriptures, but the beauty is that even the best palaces look pale in comparison. The whole temple will be made of black stone and according to Agam, Vastu, and Pancharath Shastras, this temple belongs to the Vaishnava sect. The architect advised. The art director enhanced the beauty and the engineers built a strong temple on the mountain.
140 kg of gold is being used in the temple. Of this, 125 kg of gold is being used in the dome of the sanctum sanctorum. Black granite stone is also laid here in such a way that nothing bad will happen for 1000 years.
- The team studied about 6 temples of the Vaishnava sect built in the south (including Tirupati Balaji). After understanding the construction of those temples the team started planning for the concept of the Yadadri temple.
- The art director Anand Sai started designing the temple in 2015. He had the task of building a very beautiful temple by adopting the traditional method
- After one year of research on factors like temple design, cost, and material, the final concept was planned.
- It was decided to change the whole area without touching the sanctum sanctorum.
- A committee was formed for Krishnashila, which visited 6-7 mines; they also took samples for testing from mines to test the sustainability of the stones.
- Rock testing was done in two labs in Rajasthan & Hyderabad.
- Sculptures that have been carved for generations were selected
- The stones were to be carved according to the scriptures. For which there was a need for professionals who have been doing this work for generations. After searching, they found 500 sculptors from Tamil Nadu and Andhra, whose four to five generations have been doing the same work.
- A team was formed, which selected these sculptors from different districts. Also for 14 years, their living and eating arrangements were made on site.
- The first pillar of the temple was erected in April 2016.
- The stones were combined with lime according to the Old Heritage system instead of cement-sand.
A glimpse of the heritage
- The carving of the temple and its beauty is such that it catches the eye.
- The stairs inside the temple are also made of stone.
- Due to Krishnashila, the temple will experience heat in the cold weather and cooling during the heat.
- There are 12 Alwar pillar, 158 balapadam pillar, 12 Kakatayi Pillar, 58 Yali pillar
- The architecture of Rajagopuram shows glimpses of the Dravidian, Pallava, Chola, Chalukya, and Kakatiya civilizations.
- The main gate of the temple is called Rajagopuram
- The sanctuary will be reached in 20 minutes. Before reaching here, devotees have to climb about 400 steps on foot. There is an elevator directly below the sanctuary
- For hair donation around 300 devotees can have a haircut in one hour at the temple.
- 140 kg of gold is used in the temple out of which 3 kg is from the old temple
- 15,000 laddus will be prepared using a modern laddu-making machine worth Rs. 900 crore.
- There are 2 big dining halls that provide annaprasadam to devotees.
Accommodations Near Yadadri Temple
Lakhs of devotees visit the Telangana temple every year. There are various accommodations in Telangana with great facilities that include Atithi gruh, Dharamshala, guest houses, and hotels in Telangana. The accommodations can also be booked online.
Yadadri Temple Darshan Timings and Ticket Booking
Best Time to Visit Yadadri Temple
Around 6-7 lakhs of devotees visit the temple daily for darshan. During weekends lakhs of devotees visit the temple. After the temple is constructed completely the numbers are expected to increase 3 times.
How to Reach Yadadri Temple
Yadadri Temple can be reached in 1 hour from Hyderabad.
Yadadri Railway Station (4 km) is the nearest railway station from the temple.
Hyderabad Airport (100 km) is the nearest airport to the temple.
Distance from the major cities
Hyderabad – 65 km
Bhuvanagiri Town – 12 km
Suryapet – 120 km
Nalgonda – 88 km