Dharmapuri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple - Karimnagar, Telangana

Dharmapuri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Karimnagar District is a very holy temple located on the banks of sacred Godavari River.

The Godavari river is also popularly known among the devotees as Dakshina Ganga.

Dharmapuri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Karimnagar
About Dharmapuri Temple:

Dharmapuri temple is one of the best sacred place with peaceful surrounding atmosphere to visit during the Godavari Pushkaralu period.

The main deity of this temple is Lord Narasimha Swamy,the incarnation of Lord Vishnu along with the Goddess Sri Lakshmi Devi.

The Dharmapuri temple needs more development work and good maintenance to get popularity like Basara and Yadagirigutta.

Dharmapuri Temple Location:

Dharmapuri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is located in Dharmapuri town. Dharmapuri town which is also the mandal headquarters is roughly 80 km away from Karimnagar district in the newly formed Telangana State.

The temple is at a distance of 230 km away from Hyderabad city and a mere 29 km from Jagtial town.
Koneru at Dharmapuri Temple
The town derived its name after the famous King Dharamavarma who is an ardent devotee of Sri Narasimha Swamy.Godavari river in Dharmapuri is called Dakshina Vahini as it flows from North to South.

There are many temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha Swamy in our country, out of which most of them are present in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states.

Other popular temples of Lord Narsimha Swamy are:
  1. Ahobilam - Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
  2. Yadagirigutta - Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
  3. Simhachalam - Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha
  4. Mangalagiri - Sri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
  5. Mattapalli - Yogananda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
  6. Antharvedi - Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
  7. Kadiri - Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
Festivals Celebrated at Dharmapuri:

Almost all major Hindu festivals are celebrated with great devotion at Dharmapuri temple.

The best time to visit this holy temple is from September to March and during the festival period which are celebrated with great pomp and grandeur.


Make a plan to visit the Dharmapuri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple during the annual Brahmotsavam Jatra period, which starts at Phalguna Shuddha Ekadashi day and continues for the next 10 days in the month of March / April.

Karthika Masam festival is celebrated with great fervor in the month of October/November

Yama Dwitiya/Dwitheeya:

Every month poojas are done on Bharani Nakshatra day and special pujas are held on 'Yama Dwitiya', the second day after Diwali festival.

It is believed that on this day Lord Yama, visits the house of his sister Yamuna Devi for a lunch.

Lord Yama promised his sister that who ever offer prayers on Yama Dwitiya day would not go to Yamaloka and they would be get rid of all misery and distress.

How to reach Dharmapuri Temple:

The Dharmapuri temple is well connected with all the major cities of the state by TSRTC.

From Via Distance
Hyderabad Siddipet/Jagityal 230 km
Warangal Karimnagar 146 km
Karimnagar Jagityal 80 km

The nearest railway stations from Dharmapuri are at Peddapalle (55 km) and Mancherial (44 km).

Accommodation Facility at Dharmapuri:

Devotees can get good accommodation facility at:-
  1. Soma Vihar which is an AP Tourism Guest House
  2. TTD Guest House located near the Godavari river
  3. Srinivas Guest House located near Dharmapuri temple complex
  4. Sri Vasavi Nitya Annadana Satram
Dharmapuri Temple timings:

The temple is open to the devotees from Morning 5:00 AM to Night 8:00 PM.

There will be a break in the darshan in the afternoon from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Morning Hours Evening Hours
5:00 AM to 1:00 PM 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Address and Website of Dharmapuri:

Sri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Vari Devasthanam,
Mandal: Dharmapuri
Dist: Karimnagar, A.P, INDIA
Ph: 08724-273227(o)

Dharmapuri Temple Route Map:

Best Places to visit in and around Karimnagar:

  1. Vemulawada Temple
  2. Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy Temple
  3. Elgandal Fort
  4. Kaleswara Muktheswara Swamy Temple
  5. Ramagiri Fort
Godavari Pushkaralu:

Each river flowing in India is linked with a particular Zodiac sign. When Jupiter (Brihaspati or Guru) enters LEO (Simha Rasi), Pushkaralu are held at Godavari.

There are many popular temples in Andhra and Telangana States to visit during Godavari Pushkaralu (worshiping of rivers) period starting this July 14th 2015.

Godavari Maha Pushkaralu is celebrated by the State Governments from 14th July 2015 to 25th July 2015. Maha Pushkaralu is celebrated once in every 144 years.

Some of the best places in Andhra and Telangana States for the devotees to perform a holy dip in the sacred Godavari River during Pushkaralu period are given below.

Andhra Pradesh:
  1. Rajahmundry in East Godavari district
  2. Kovvur in West Godavari district
  3. Narasapuram in West Godavari district
  1. Bhadrachalam in Khammam District
  2. Dharmapuri in Karimnagar district
  3. Kaleshwaram in Karimnagar district
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1 comment:

  1. Very nice and informative article on the ancient Dharmapuri Temple.


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