The Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple at Kadiri is one of the most important temples dedicated to the deity in the region.
Most of the inscriptions on the shrine's walls date back to the Vijayanagara Era and are in Telugu. These mention that the temple was built during the reign of Bukkaraya I. Other structures, such as the thousand pillar pavilion, were constructed over subsequent centuries. However, the shrine has been extensively painted over and thus, looks like it was built in recent times.
The temple authorities claim that the deity's chariot here is the largest amongst those of all south Indian temples. Interestingly, the chariot features many erotic carvings.
Where to Stay and Eat:
There are a few basic, no-frills hotels in Kadiri. Attar Residency (Tel:08494-227999, 228999; Tariff: 1,000-1,400) and Jonna Hotel (Tel: 224666, Cell: 09154458099 ; Tariff: 690-1,390) are some of the better options. You can also try Chandra's Lodge (Tel: 223859, Cell: 09440781110; Tariff: 500-1,300) and Nama Lodge (Tel: 224170, 223305, Cell: 09885060021; Tariff: 500-1,100). Meals can be arranged from the nearby restaurants
Nearest Airport is Bangalore City.
Kadiri is the nearest Railway Station, local transportation like autos are available to the temple from the rail station.
Kadiri is well connected by major cities like Hindupur, Bangalore & Anantapur.
Timings: 6.30 am -1.00 pm & 4.30 pm - 8.30 pm
One can pay a visit to this temple at any time of the year. However, the best time is during the celebration of the festivals.
Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple-Is one of the finest architectural legacies of the Vijayanagara Empire because of the precision and finesse with which sculptures have been etched on them.
Chintala Venkat ramana Swamy Temple-Built with black granite stone, is known for its massive gopuram, which has a plethora of engravings at its base.
Thimmamma Marrimanu-A canopy measuring over 25,000sq m and about 1,200 prop roots, Thimmamma Marrimanu is a natural marvel that is touted as the largest banyan tree in the world.
Lepakshi-The monolithic Nandi, said to be the largest in the world.
Hemavathi-Historic village of Hemavathi is home to a remarkable group of temples built in the 8-10th centuries under the reign of the Nolamba Dynasty.
Gooty Fort-The fort at Gooty is one of the most impressive citadels in Andhra Pradesh.
Dharmavaram-The handloom silk and cotton sarees of Dharmavaram are famous not only in Andhra Pradesh, but across the country.
Penna Ahobilam-On the banks of the Pennar River stands tall a temple dedicated to Laxmi Narasimha Swamy.
Ratnagiri Fort-Close to karnataka border, stands the mighty Ratnagiri Fort, which stretches across two hill locks.