the touch of his imperial hand the forest became a fair temple town
throbbing with devotional activity round the clock. In a word, it was again the
Bhuloka Vaikunta of Prahlad's time. As the royal patronage was extended in the
form of large endowments and architectural embellishments by the successive
rulers of great repute, like Vijayangara Kings and philanthropists, it is
retaining its sanctity, nay spreading the Narasimhopasana cult to an astonishing
degree by attracting lacs of devotees from the four corners of our Punya Bharat.
not this hoary tradition of adorning the archamuti with Chandan that should last
for one full long year be labeled strange and exotic? Can anyone call it
ridiculous or blasphemous? God's ordinances are as mysterious as His mysterious
existence. Paying obeisance and adhering to them strictly alone showers bliss
and one should plod on towards that effulgent Paranjyoti to merging his
Atmajyoti into it. It is wisdom. Then only the kingdom of god opens its portals
with fanfare, says the priest with infinite fervor.
: The temple lies in Simhachalam, accessible by four wheelers from
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.