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Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Simhachalam

Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is situated in Simahachalam, 15k ms from Visakhapatnam.
The main idol of this temple is Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. Lakshmi is the consort of Narasimha Swamy. There are 10 Incarnations of Lord Vishnu.  Varaha is the third and Narasimha is the Fourth  incarnation. The idol in this temple is the combination of two incarnations of Lord Vishnu.
The history of Simahachalam temple links back to Purana's and there are some interesting facts about this history. Those facts goes as:
There was a demon called Hiranyakasipu. Prahlada was the son of the demon King Hiranyakasipu.  Prahlada was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. Being a demon Hiranyakasipu did not like that.  He forced him to stop worshipping Vishnu and punished him severely. There are four places where he punished his son. They are:
2.Kruthasoucham 3.Harampapam 4.Ahobalam.
At Visakhapatnam sea Hiranyakasipu threw a big Mountain on Prahlada and Lord Narasimha came from Va…