The Yadagiri Gutta is a small hill that is famous for Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple. The very mention of Yadagiri Gutta is the reference to the temple of lord Narasimha. It is in Nalgonda District in Andhra Pradesh. The temple is a favourite hangout spot for weekends and holidays. It is approximately 60 km away from Hyderabad city bus stand. The lord is also called as Yadagiri, thus the temple is named after Him. Lord’s birthday is celebrated on 28th April every year but the temple is equally busy as devotees visit on all other days also.
History of the temple:
The legend says that a great sage Yadarishi and Santa Devi who observed penance for lord Narasimha. Lord Narasimha pleased by their devotion, appears as lord Vishnu in five different forms. These five forms later got personified into five idols. And ever since then, the temple is known as Pancha Narasihma Kshetram. There is also a mention about this temple in Skanda Purana.
The temple can be reached by boarding the bus from Hyderabad city’s bus stand. It will be a two hour journey. A commercial area near by the temple is Punnami Hotel developed by Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.