Chandanotsavam on Akshaya Trutiya 2022 in Simhachalam Temple

Chandanotsavam or Nijarupa Darsanam is an important ritual celebrated in Simhachalam Temple on Akshaya Trutiya day. In 2022, Chandanotsavam date is May 3.

During the ritual of Chandanotsavam, Lord Sri Narasimhaswamy appears with his actual shape which is called Nijaroopam.

On normal days Simhachalam Narasimha swamy appears with four layers of chandanam (sandalwood paste). The annual celebrations would begin with ‘Suprabhatam’ to the Lord, Visvaksena puja, and removal of the old sandal covering of the Lord by the priests.

According to Temple authorities “All political and administrative VIPs, VVIPs, protocol category visitors and mega donors must submit letters to the devasthanam before 6 pm. Application received after the deadline will not be considered. This year, all protocol category visitors will be allowed for laghu darsan in two phases—between 5 am to 6 am and from 4 pm to 5 pm”.

Darshanam for General public

For general public darsan, the gates will be opened from 4 am on May 3 and they will be closed by 7 pm. Devotees in the queue will be allowed for darsan up to 12 midnight, after which the temple will be closed.

The hereditary trustee of the temple and his family members would be the first to have darshan of the Lord at around 3.30 a.m. followed by offering ‘pattu vastrams’ to the Lord. Sahasra ghattabhishekham (offering sacred bath to the Lord with thousand kalasha) and other pujas would be offered to the Lord after those who were in the queues complete having darshan late in the night.

A fresh coat of sandalwood (Chandanam pootha) would be applied to the deity and special pujas would be performed after that and Suprabhata darshanam would begin around 8 am on 26 April.

the second layer is applied on Vaishakha Pournami, the third is on Jyeshta Pournami, and the last and final layer is applied on Ashada Pournami day. Chandanotsavam attracts lakhs of devotees from all over India.

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  1. Kumar says:

    Is there any relation between Akshaya Trutiya and Ugadi

  2. R. Dharma RAo says:

    I didn’t find information at a glance about booking of
    puja tickkets and acommoditaion availbity either in dharmshalas or cottages. Names of the dharmshalas and
    cottages situated nearer and distance to the temple also
    to be placed in web site under seprate head.

  3. Kailashchandra says:

    Chandanotsavam on Akshaya Tritiya 2020 in Simhachalam Temple

  4. Prabuddha says:

    original video of lord appana getting ready for chandnotsavam in simhachalam

  5. Shivanshi says:

    why is chandan removed in simhachalam only on akshaya trithi

  6. Dhanya says:

    why is chandanotsavam done only on akshaya tritiya at simhachalam

  7. Harika Illupilla says:

    please provide us the infomtion about the tckets availabe

  8. Divakar Rao Bhadragiri says:

    One should have nijarupa darshan of lord Simhachalavaraha lakshmi Nsrasimhs seamy atlesst onve I lifetime which gives moksha to human life.

  9. Balaji Kunjeti says:

    Once in our lives, God should gift us his Nija Roopa Darsanam at Simhachalam… Jai Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swami…

  10. pv balasubramanyam says:

    very good information for common public
    Is it possible to give LIVE NIJARUPA darsanam in BHAKTI TV CHANNEL

  11. PLN Sarma says:

    the ticket selling may please be intimated to me by e mail tome.My e mail address is (

  12. PLN Sarma says:

    when I ask for chandanothsavam tickets for 2020, you are replying some thing confirm for tickets

  13. sivalakshmi nomula says:

    how to get the tickets for nijaroopa darshan of lord on akshaya tritiya day. what is the cost and procedure for booking.



  15. Guduru Narasingarao says:

    I wish to have Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy on Chandanotsavam day i.e., 29/4/2017
    Saturday. Please inform whether
    tickets for Rs. 500/- darshan are
    available at Vizianagaram, my
    native place If so, where from i can purchase.
    Awaiting your early reply.

  16. Sarada Rajkumar says:

    I would like to visit chandantsavam on 29th April. May I know d tickets details please.

  17. k rambhupal reddy says:

    dear sir, does disabled persons and patients have special queue for darshan on chandanotsavam

  18. Krishnaprasad says:

    Can we get the sandal remove
    D by post to Bangalore. If so how?

  19. Kalagara Srinivasa Rao says:

    Sir I need lord chandan paste, my mother father .

  20. Ramesh vustepalli says:

    Sir I want chandanam which is removed from God so please kindly inform me to thos phone number 9494520837 dr.ramesh vustepalli

  21. Ramesh vustepalli says:

    Sir I want chandanam removed from god so please inform me to mobile no:9494520837