A small but potent round shaped black stone worshipped as the representation of Narasimhaswamy of this temple, produced
many a miracle that cemented the people's faith in the Lord and finally became responsible for the construction of a beautiful
big temple. This Lord is popularly known as Gutta Narasimhaswamy.
The origin of this sacred shrine began with a fantastic occurrence. Once a farmer came across a round shaped black stone
in his field, while ploughing the land. He placed it on a nearby place. But surprisingly enough, he found it on the next day in
its original place. Roused by curiosity, he watched it one night unseen. Then entered the spirit of Narasimha and told him
that he had been going through this way to Yadagiri every year from this spot for the Sankranti festival. Not satisfied with the
verbal utterance, he took him to a boulder lying in the vicinity. 'Me farmer then observed the foot prints of the Lord facing the
south - the direction of Yadagiri. Fully satisfied with the divine sports, he built a small temple and installed the stone for
worship. He prospered and those who adored were lifted. But hecklers and non-believers were punished according to the
gravity of commission.
Here is an instance of the miserable plight of one atheist - one night a drunkard going this way uttered flippantly - "Oh God!
you are called Narasimha and I am also called Narasimha. There is no difference between you and me I am wiser and
powerful than you, and have the power of motion, but you are denied of it, so I am greater". So saying he threw the adorable
stone away and went his way. God then demonstrated His sport - the prattler's wife, who was pregnant then delivered a
lump of flesh equal to the shape and weight of that stone thrown out. He opened his eyes and realised the gravity of
transgression. And at once prayed to the Lord to forgive him, and he would name the boy Narasimha, if born properly. Would
saranagatha ever live in despair? Has not the Lord run unaided at the call of Gajendra? Genuine repentance gets rewarded
rightly at the right time. People hearing all that happened evinced unbounded enthusiasm and started praying to the Lord
with infinite zeal that yielded bumper harvest of bliss and progress.
This lies in Medipur of Thadur mandalam of Kollapur taluq of Palamur district of Andhra Pradesh, enjoying transport