Narashimha Swami temple is located to the
west of the town and is a popular place of pilgrimage attracting devotees
even from neighbouring districts. The epics say that 'Narashimha Swami' is
one of the ten avataras of lord Vishnu. This Vishnu temple appears to have
been constructed by one 'Ranganayudu', a Palegar of Patharlapattanam.
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'. Unfortunately the murals have lost their freshness and are fading. Many inscriptions on the temple mostly mention the gifts given by kings to the temple.
The legendary significance of this sacred shrine dates back to Trethayuga, and according to local version, the presiding deity - Narasimhaswami in His terrific aspect - 'Vugrarupa' chose to settle down here after killing Hiranyakasipu.
Road: Tourists can access this place from Kadiri, which is well connected by road to all the places of the Anantapur district.
Hotel accommodation is available in Anantapur.