Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sthambadri Sri Lakshmi Narashima Swamy Temple, Khammam, AP.

Sthambadri Sri Lakshmi Narashima Swamy Temple.


 




The temple of Sri Narashima Swamy is located in the heart of the Town, which is popularly known to local people as guha gudi. The ancient temple is believed t be existing from Tretha Yuga. The town is located on the banks of the River Munneru, which is tributary to River Krishna.


 
During Tretha Yugam Mouthgalya Maharishi with his disciples penance here in a cave and he was blessed by Lord Vishnu. Mothgalya Maharishi requested Lord Vishnu to stay back in this place along with Lakshmi. Lord came out of the pillar as Sri Lakshmi Narashima Swamy. Hence the place was known as Sthambadri.



The temple is on a vertical rock which is known as Khamba which means Pillar. The temple is on khamba so it was originally known as Sthamba Sikari which later turned into Sthambadri. At present the place is known as Khammam, which was derived from the word Khammam Mettu.



 




We have to climb steps to reach the temple.








Sri Hanuman sanctum is seen to right side, as we climb the hill.









Main Raja Gopuram of three tier.









We see dwajasthambam as a rock pillar which is covered with kavacham. Dwajasthambam like this is something Unique. There is a sanctum for Sri Hanuman near the dwajasthambam.









We see a mandapam with 32 pillars.








Garuda is seen opposite to, main Garbha Graham within the mandapam.








Inner sanctum is a Cave. Sri Narashimar is seen with Thayar. He is seen only up to bust. We see Urchava vigrahas, Aandal, Maharishi idol.


 




There is a separate sanctum for Sri Lakshmi Thayar.



 




Paduka is seen in front of Thayar Sannidhi.







Sayana Graha, of Lord which is known as Addala Mandapam of this temple.









Sthala Purana says in16th century, King Pratapa Rudra, who was ruling the place was blessed by Lord here. King developed the temple and pooja was arranged according to Vaikasana Agama Sthara. Panaka Abishekam on Sundays is important here. Public believe that all their wishes are fulfilled when they worship here the Lord for 40 days.

2 comments:

Ramesh v said...

Thanks mam
Giving information
I'm proudly belonging to Khammam

Ramesh v said...

Thanks mam
Giving information
I'm proudly belonging to Khammam

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