Chandanotsavam on Akshaya Trutiya 2019 in Simhachalam Temple

Chandanotsavam or Nijarupa Darsanam is an important ritual celebrated in Simhachalam Temple on Akshaya Trutiya day. In 2019, Chandanotsavam date is May 7. 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 […]

Gandham Amavasya

Gandham Amavasya is celebrated in Simhachalam Varaha Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple, Andhra Pradesh. In 2019, Gandham Amavasya date is May 4. 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 2018, Chandanotsavam is observed on April 18. 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 […]