HISTORICAL BACK GROUND
The Lord Narasimha is Lord of Dharmapuri. A large number of devotees, daily 1,000 on an average, visit the sacred shrine of Lord Narasimha to pay their homage to Him. Hindus believe Lakshmi Narasimha to be a half man, half lion form of Vishnu. The story behind this is that the a local being,named Hiranya kashyapa had obtained from God Bramha immunity from attack from "man or beast". This person then began abusing his powers and began forcing others to worship him, as if he were a God. Among those abused was his own son, Prahlada a staunch worshiper of Vishnu. In order to surmount Bramha's condition, Vishnu assumed a form that was neither man nor beast, but a combination of both, and then went on to finish off this person with his nails.At that time he was very furious and called as UGRA NARASIMHA and subsequently the saints and Gods prayed him to be cool and Narasimha came to Dharmapuri and undergone a deep meditation with yoga mudra and was called Yoga Narasimha.At the same place a shrine was constructed by then king of Dharmapuri, Dharma Verma by whom the town was called as DHARMAPURI.
Far away from the din and maddening pace of the city,
the cool breeze, from the river Godavari,the chirruping of the
birds, the quite flow of the shimmering water besides those
soft folds of lush green,Dharmapuri is always its resident's pride.
Dravid Brahmin Nostalgia,typical brahmin accent with Telengana dialect ,the suprabhatam airing from
the Temple,blossoms of the devotional environment with a silky human relations ,
it's place not only for just visit ,but to live to have an aesthetic life.
Dharmapuri is called after the name of King Dharmavarma who is a staunch devotee of Lord Narasimha, is famous for temples and artists, is well located on the banks of Holy River Godavary and by virtue of this it is called as Dakshin Kashi.The trishataka kartha Kavi Sheshappa hailed from this place only. A vedic school and sasnskrit college are the boosting sanathana dharma and vedic culture and transmitting in its vicinity. It is located in District Karimnagar of north Telngana of Andhra Pradesh of South India. It is nearly 220 KM from State capital Hyderabad And 80 km from the district Headquarters.It is also called as a great HARI HARA Kshetra with the presence of Lord shiva in the form of Ramalingeshwara.
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