Giri Pradakshina in Simhachalam Varahalakshmi Narasimha swamy temple is celebrated with utmost fervor on Ashada Pournami, Full Moon day in Ashada masam. Giri Pradakshina begins on July 2nd night in 2012 and will concluded on July 3rd. The journey of Simhagiri Pradakshina covers more than 30 kilometers. The is one of the three major festivals celebrated at Simhachalam temple while other two festivals are – Chandanotsavam and Kalyanotsavam.
In 2012, Giri Pradakshina started in the evening on 2nd July with naivedyam to the presiding deity of the temple. Several hundreds of devotees participated in the holy ritual.