Sri Narasimha Eranna Swamy Temple Timings: 4.00 am to 8.00 pm
Sri Narasimha Eranna Swamy Temple is a famous temple in Urukunda village in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. Here, the Sanctum Sanctorum is a holy Peepal tree under which there are idols of Veerabadra Swamy and Lakshmi Narasimha, which are worshipped as per Veera Saiva Tradition.
As per legends, a sage named Hiranya, also popular as Eranna or Veeranna, did several years of penance under a Peepal tree in Urukunda village. The grazing cows of the village used to gather around him and he used to spend a lot of time caring them and talking to them. The kind villagers visited him with fruits and food and sought his blessings. It is believed that with his divine power the Sage cured chronic diseases of the villagers.
One day the villagers could not find Sage Veeranna at his usual place, but instead, there was an idol of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha under the Peepal tree. They believed that it was sage Veeranna who had appeared as Narasimha Swamy. They installed the idol under the Peepal Tree properly and began to worship him as Sri Lakshmi Narasimha.
For the villagers, Sage Veeranna was like a guardian angel (Kshetrapalaka), and they wanted to worship him too. They made a silver idol of Sage Veeranna, positioned it next to Sri Lakshmi Narasimha’s idol and started worshipping him as Sri Veerabadra Swamy.
Another version of the legend says that Sage Eranna had worked a lot to promote Saiva-Vaishnava unity, and after his disappearance the villagers saw the idols of Sri Veerabadra Swamy and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha under the Peepal tree and they started worshipping both of them together as per the Veera Saiva tradition, which is continued till date.
Devotees perform pujas and abhishekam to the holy Peepal tree, which is considered as the Sanctum Sanctorum. It has no roof and can be worshipped from all sides of the temple even if the main temple remains closed. Thousands of devotees come here every year seeking relief from mental ailments and physical illnesses.
Guru Raghavendra Swamy’s visit: It is believed that once when Guru Raghavendra Swamy was on his pilgrimage, travelling along the banks of the Tungabadra River, he along with his disciples visited this temple to worship Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and Veerabadra Swamy.
Prasadams at Sri Narasimha Eranna Swamy Temple:
Free Prasadam: Free Pulihora and Daddhojanam prasadams are distributing to the devotees throughout the day.
Prasadams Paid: Laddu 80 Gms Rs.10/-, Pulihora 150 Gms for Rs.5/-
Festivals Celebrated in Sri Narasimha Eranna Swamy Temple:
1) Mahasivaratri – Maha Rudra Abhishekam.
2) Ugadi – Special alankarana to the god and Panchanga Sravanam
3) Dasara – Special alankarana for nine days.
4) Sankranthi – Special alankarana .
5) Kartheeka Masam – Special alankarana for one month.
6) Sravananamasam – Special alankarana for one month.
Pooja Tickets Information:
1) Athiseegra Darshanam – 100.00
2) Seegra Darshanam – 25.00
3) Special Darshanam – 10.00
4) Talaneelalu – 10.00
5) Nivedhyam / Janivaram – 5.00
6) Astothram – 50.00
7) Harathi – 5.00
8) Aaku Pooja – 25.00
9) Abhisekham – 250.00
10) Kalyana Vastra Pooja – 50.00
11) Two Wheeler Pooja – 25.00
12) Four Wheeler Pooja – 100.00
13) Vivaha Kattadi – 500.00
14) Prakarothsava Seva – 400.00
15) Mahamangala Harathi – 50.00
Temples Near Eranna Temple:
Sree Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Mantralayam approx 35 kms.
Sree Mahayogi Lakshmamma Avva temple, Adoni approx 30 kms.
Sree Budumula Doddi Anjaneya Swamy temple, Budumula Doddi Village, Kowthalam Mandal approx 5 kms.
Eranna Swamy Temple Address:
Sri Narasimha Eranna Swamy Temple,
Andhra Pradesh – 518344.
Office Phone Number: 9491000738 , 9966390671.