HistoryThe epics say that 'Narashimha Swamy' is one of the ten avataras of Lord Vishnu. This Vishnu temple is believed to have been constructed by one 'Ranganayudu', a Palegar of Patharlapattanam. The significance of this sacred shrine dates back to Trethayuga. According to local version, the presiding deity Narasimha swamy in His terrific aspect 'Vugrarupa' chose to settle down here after killing Hiranyakasipu. After killing Hiranyakashipa the Lord conciliated by the prayers of Prahlada shuns his frightening persona and appears in a protecting semblance.
How to ReachKadiri is accessible by road, rail and air. By Road: 1. Anantapur - 92 Kms 2. Madanapalli - 85 Kms 3. Bangalore - 185 Kms 4. Cudddapah - 130 Kms 5. Puttaprthi - 100 Kms By Air the nearest aerodrome is in Puttaparthi which is at a 100 km to Kadiri. Puttaparthi is connected by air with cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.