Sri Kadiri Laxmi Narayana Temple kadiri

Kadiri in Anantapur district. It is 100 kilometers from Puttaparti. The Lord Sri Narasimha Swamy in the Sanctum Sanctorum of the temple which emerged from a Khadri Vrksham in Sanskrit, ( called Maddi tree in Telugu). The Lord’s consort Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi is in an adjoining Sanctorum and is also called Sri Amrutha Valli Ammavaru here. Gradually this place came to be known as Khadri by transforming into its current vernacular form. There are several sacred thirthas around the temple that are a worth visiting. The deity at Kadiri describes this transformational phase of the Lord who is in a stage of his fury culminating on Hiranyakashipa on his lap and becoming appeased to the prayers of Prahlada with folding hands on his side. The astonishing aspect of the Murthy here is after the daily Abhishekam is performed to the Lord, the Murthy of the Lord Keeps trickling out water droplets incessantly as they are being wiped off. Several scenes from 'Ramayana' are painted on the ceiling of the 'Rangamantapa' and several frescos on that of the Lakshmi mantapa depicting scenes from the 'Bhagavata'. The sacred thirthas connected to the temple are worth watching. It is said that devotees who offer prayers here get relieved of their sorrows, sufferings and sins. Special poojas are performed during Dassera and Sankranti here. Best Season/Time to visit: During Dassera and Sankranti. Accommodation is available on the temple premises at very reasonable rates starting from Rs. 100/- For room booking and other facilities please contact the temple administration at +91-8494-221066. Private accommodation is also available in Kadiri town.

The 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 Reach
Kadiri 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.

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