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    Chandan Utsav of Lord Narasimha being celebrated today!

    In Indian mythology, the Narasimharupa was an incarnation of the Lord Vishnu to kill the demon king Hiranyakashap and protected his son Prahlad who was a staunch follower of the Lord in spite of his father's hindrances. Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple at Simhachalam near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh is one of the famous temples depicting Lord Narasimha's incarnation. The main deity of the temple is covered by Chandan (paste of sandalwood) as a part of daily ritual and the original form of the idol is not visible to the people. Only on the day of Akshara Thritaya every year, the 'Nijarupa darshan' would be given to the piligrims by removing the year long chandan cover to the deity. Again the next day onwards, it would be covered with chandan daily till the next Akshara Thritiya. It is felt that the anguish Lord after killing Hiranya was made very cool by performing pooja with Chandan.

    Thousands of people from various parts of India and from the neighbouring state of Odisha in particular would throng to have Nijarupa Darshan of the Lord after an year long wait for this auspicious day.
  • #633947
    Yes it is the peculiar religious followed at the Simhachalam Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple when for one day ie today the Lord will be seen in his original form and tomorrow again new sandal paste would be smeared and applied all over the Idol and that shall stand till next Akshaya Trithiya. To see the original form of the God, many devotees from different districts of AP , Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Odisha has already arrived to witness this rare darshan for one day.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #633952
    Similar postings are highly useful to people living in other parts of our country. As well as they could visit such places if they happened to visit nearby places.

  • #633953
    I have the opportunity of having nijarupa darshan once or twice in Simhachalam when I was staying in Vizag. Many people from various parts of the country will reach here today to have the darshan. Inside the temple it will be very hot today. The deity here is a Ugra Swarupam and the God is very bring him back to normal chandanam is applied. When Lord Vishnu came as Lakshmi Narasimha he was very furious. After killing Hiranyakasipudu no one was able to go near. Then only Prahlada prayed the God and brought him to narmalcy.
    People feel having a darshan today is very lucky.

    always confident

  • #633997
    Blessed are the devotees who are destined to see the Lord in his real form today. Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple is said to be one of the most popular of the 32 Narasimha temples in the region.

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