Kadiri Narasimha Swamy Temple

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Kadiri is a town and a municipality in the southeastern part of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh, India.

The name Kadiri is a vernacular name for the Sanskrit word, Khadri, meaning Canary wood or Indian Mulberry (Morinda Citrifolia). Legend has it that the Lord Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy has emerged out of this tree in this place and hence the name.

The famous Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is located in this town, and large numbers of Hindu pilgrims visit the Temple throughout the year.

The official website of the temple can be accessed through http://www.srikadirinarasimha.org

Lord Narasimha at Kadiri is swayambhu emerging from the roots of Khadri tree. The Moolavirat is that of Ashta Bahu Narasimha (having eight hands) cleaving Hiranyakasipu and transforming into a more protecting persona with Prahlada standing beside him with folded hands.

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