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SRI LAKSHMI NARASIMHA SWAMY TEMPLE,
BEJJANKI, KARIMNAGAR DIST




History of Temple:

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Bejjanki village and Mandal head Quarters of Karimnagar district is situated on a hillock on North-West of the village. The architectural Sculpture of the temple resemble to that of Chalukyas and Kakatiyas architecture and Sculpture.

The deity is inside a cave on the hillock facing south. Pujas are performed everyday. The deity has been fulfilling the wished of the devotees. The temple is so built south facing the cave, where the deity is embodied as sane tum – sanetorium of the temple. The deity is not an idol installed by men. The deity is “Swayambhuva”

All round the temple there is a well with entry on three sides. The mandap built facing the deity has Dwarapalaks on the North of the Mandap.
The temple is a great piece of sculpture. The four pillars of the Mandap were great by carved Portraying pictures from Puranas and social events. Several deities were portrayed by carvings in the riches on four sides of the pillars. Images of several deities were carved on the pillars. The external domes on the left side of the temple portray the figures depicting Ratikreeda. The sculpture in the temple is a magnificent piece of art of the period. The Gopuram on the sane tum sanatorium resembles the gopuras of temples of Kadambulas.

The temple appears to be built in 12th century during Kakatiyas as seen from the sculpture.

Andalu Stambum:

There is a 30’ pillar on the north of the temple. It is called “Andalu Stambam” . The devotees desiring for children the sari to this pillar and offer rice to it.

Shivaalayam:

There is a temple for Lord Siva on the north of the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple. The Siva temple seems to have been constructed earlier to the temple of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha. The Shiva and Vaishnava cult prevailed during the period.

Bhyravudu:

On the west, a distant away from Siva temple there is an idol of Veerabhadra with four arms on a big rock on the hillock. The four arms of the idol were so portrayed depicting damaruka, Trishul, Sword and head cut. The Serpent hoods were portrayed like an umbrella on the head of Veerabhadra. The idol was so depicted with an elongated tongue as if to take blood Oozing out from the head of a figure of dog cut in rock.

Pushkarni:

There is a lake on the lower side of the hillock on the west of temple. The devotees take bath in the lake and offer prayers to the lord. Specially during the Shraavana month, devotees in large number take bath in the Pushkarni.

The Brahmotsavams of the lord Sri Laksmi Narasimha are performed every year from Chaitra Shudda Saptami to Pournami on a large scale with great pomp.

     
 
 
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