Sunday, June 19, 2016

Nampally Gutta Temple

Location: Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Nampalli Gutta, Karimnagar, Telangana 505001, India
At a distance of 2 km from Nampally Bus Stop, 4.5 km from Vemulawada Bus Stand & 32 km from Karimnagar, Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is situated at Nampally Gutta. 

The temple is nestled on a small hillock on the Vemulawada - Karimnagar highway. It is a small shrine dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The idol was carved out of the rock around which the temple was built. The visitors have to walk a few hundred steps that lead to the top from nearest the parking area at bottom. The climb is little steep may take up to 15 minutes.

One the way to the Narasimha temple, there is a temple for Naga
Devatha. The temple was built in a model of Snake. Visitors can enter the shrine through the snake's belly - a long, winding tunnel. There are statues depicting the story of Prahalada and Hiranyakasipu. At the end of the tunnel, the statue of Lord Narasimha killing the demon Hiranyakasipu is present. There are also a few ancient idols of Naga Devatha. At the entrance of the temple, one can find a statue of Lord Narasimha breaking his way out of a pillar.

Timings: 9 AM to 5:30 PM


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