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Yadagirigutta Temple

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By Smitakshi Guha

Located in the Yadagirigutta town in the south Indian state of Telangana, the Yadagirigutta Temple is a popular pilgrim spot, devoted to Lord Narasimha Swamy, who is believed to be an incarnation of popular Hindu deity Lord Vishnu.

In the region, Lord Narasimha is also known by the name of Yadagiri, and hence, the temple is called Yadagirigutta Temple. The place attracts large numbers of devotees from all across the country every year who visit the temple to offer prayers and tribute to the deity.

In Hindu mythology, Lord Narasimha has often been regarded as Vaidya Narasimha, since it is believed that he has many times cured chronic illnesses in people, due to which, even today, those suffering from chronic ailments visit the place to seek the blessings of the deity and get cured.

Since it is historically believed that sages used to worship Lord Narasimha, the area surrounding the Yadagirigutta Temple is also referred to as the Rishi Aradhana Kshetram, which literally means the place/land of the worship of sages.

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