Vaikunta (Mukkoti) Ekadashi at Simhachalam Temple

Vaikunta (Mukkoti) Ekadashi at Simhachalam Temple is a grand festival to watch and experience. In 2022, Vaikunta Ekadashi Uttara Dwara Darshanam date is January 13. As Uttara Dwara Darshanam (Vaikunta Dwara Darshanam) is a special significant ritual on this day, tens of thousands of devotees throng Simhachalam Temple to have darshanam of Sri Varaha Lakshmi […]

Gandham Amavasya

Gandham Amavasya is celebrated in Simhachalam Varaha Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple, Andhra Pradesh. In 2022, Gandham Amavasya date is April 30. It falls on Chaitra Amavasya, three days prior to Akshaya Tritiya Chandanotsavam. On Akshaya Tritiya day, Simhachalam Appanna (Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy) blesses devotees with his Nijaroopa (original form) – Nijaroopa Darshanam. On Gandham Amavasya, the […]

History of Simhachalam Temple (Sthala Puranam)

Here is the history of Simhachalam Temple (Sthala Puranam of Simhachalam Varaha Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple). Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple of Simhachalam is located in Visakhapatnam district (Vizag) in Andhra Pradesh. Sthalapuranam The local Sthala purana contains a religious historical account of the foundation of the Temple which relates to the well-known story of the demon […]

Chandanotsavam at Simhachalam Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple during Akshaya Trutiya

Chandanotsavam or Nijaroopa Darshanam is a major ritual celebrated on Akshaya Trutiya day at Simhachalam Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy temple. In 2022, Chandanotsavam is observed on May 3. During Chandanotsavam, devotees can have Nijaroopa darshanam or the actual shape of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha swamy. On normal day, Simhachala Lord will be visible with Chandanam pootha (covering […]

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 […]