Yadagiri Gutta - Yadadri - Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
Yadadri or Yadagiri Gutta, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is a popular Hindu Temple of Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation Lord Vishnu. It is situated on a hillock in the Nalgonda district, Telangana. Yadagirigutta is the most unique, beautiful and pleasant Hillock with moderate Climate in all seasons and the temple is located at a distance of about 60km from the Hyderabad city.
Legend / Sthala Purana
In Tretayugam, there lived a sage by the name of Yadarishi, son of the great sage Rishyasrunga and Santa Devi who did penance inside a cave with the blessings of Anjaneya (Hanuman) on this hill between Bhongir (Bhuvanagiri) and Raigiri. Pleased with his deep devotion, Lord Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu appeared before him in five different forms as Sri JwalaNarasimha ,Sri Yogananda, SriGandabherunda, Sri Ugra and Sri Lakshminarasimha. All these five forms (roopas) are presently worshipped within the temple. They later manifested themselves into finely sculpted forms that later came to be worshiped as Pancha Narasimha Kshetram.
As the belief goes, Lord Narasimha has taken on the role of a "doctor" and is known as "Vaidya Narasimha" by his devotees at this shrine to cure many chronic diseases and the role of a 'do gooder' to those who are under the influence of bad planets, witch craft and black magic. Many instances are cited of the Lord appearing in the dreams of the devotees, and administering medicines and operated the patients and blessed them with good health. Many devotees tell of vivid dreams in which the Lord comes to heal them from chronic or terminal illnesses, and even mental or emotional problems. A mandala (40 day) pradakshina is very popular made by many devotees to get cured of a long standing ailment or chronic disease. Often, the Lord Himself has imparted mantropadesham to select devotees in their dreams.
Sri Kunda Satyanarayana kala Dhamam
Kala Dhamama at Surendrapuri, near Yadagiri Gutta, is created as a centre of artistic, sculptural excellence and an abode of all divine worlds. It bestows upon the visitors the boon of vision of all Gods and the wonderful sculptures make them recollect the skills of the creator. At this popular pilgrim destination, you will spot the worlds of all deities from Brahmaloka, Vishnuloka, Sivaloka, Nagaloka, Indraloka, Yamaloka, Narakaloka, Patalaloka, Padmavyuham to Padmadweepam. The sculptures include elaborate representations from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Bhagavatgita and Puranas.