Hemachala Narasimha Swamy Temple - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Ramappa Temple): 87 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Place Location: At Mallur

Transportation Options: + Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 11 km from Mangapet, 73 km from Laknavaram, 87 km from Ramappa Temple, 88 km from Bhadrachalam, and 132 km from Warangal, Hemachala Narasimha Swamy Temple, also known as Malluru Narasimha Swamy Temple is a Hindu temple located at Mallur in the Jayshankar Bhupalpally district of Telangana. It is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Telangana, and among the must-include places in Ramappa Temple tour packages.

Hemachala Narasimha Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishu. The temple is situated at an altitude of about 1,500 feet on Puttakonda (hillock) amid the forest. According to mythology, demon king, Ravana has given this place to his beloved sister a gift, Shurpanaka where the great Rama killed some 14,000 demons led by Khara Dushana. It was Agastya, the great sage who gave the current name to the sanctuary as Hemachalam.

This temple has many specialties. The deity Narasimha Swamy is embodied from a Volcano mountain. The priests say that Idol here is sensed as the human body with hair on the chest. If we touch the chest of the Idol with the forefinger, we can see the finger sinking into the rock without resistance. If we remove the finger we can find the trench formed due to pressing and leaving the impression on the chest. This is the specialty of the Hemachala Narasimha Swamy Temple. The Idol is 10 feet tall and produces water from the naval which is served as theertham for the devotees. The dwjasthambha here at the temple is nearly 60 feet in height. There is a rock formed Ugra Anjaneya Swamy statue near the temple. There is a Hanuman temple on the way to the hillock called Shikanjaneya.

Lakhs of devotees visit the temple in April or May to glimpse the Brahmostavas. The temple can be reached by auto or cab from Mangapet which is located on the Eturunagaram-Bhadrachalam Highway. One needs to climb around 120-150 steps to the temple from the base of the hill.

Timings: 8.30 AM - 1 PM & 3 PM to 5 PM

Entry: Free, Rs. 50 for Parking