Kethavaram is an old Narasimha Kshetra that is arranged on the banks of River Krishna in Andhra Pradesh. The essential Lord of this sanctuary is Narasimhar (Lord Vishnu). The spot is otherwise called Kattaram and Kedaram in the sacred texts. Waterway Krishna is too somewhere down in this area. Successive surges had annihilated colossal parts of the spot. In a matter of seconds, it has fields and backwoods as it were. The populace too is little.
About The Temple
There is by all accounts 2 sanctuaries here. One is at the foot of the slope and the other is at the slope top. There are 600 stages to achieve the slope sanctuary. It is one of the old sanctuaries in this locale that is generally committed to Lord Vishnu and thronged by enthusiasts and explorers in huge number on vital days with much merriment. The sanctuary structure reflects Dravidian sanctuary design styles from all the niche and corner of the premises. The Rajagopuram and the columns inside the sanctuary complex are best case of antiquated day's aesthetic aptitudes and craftsmanship. The agamam or pooja of this place of worship is known as Kameeyam. This sanctuary is roughly 1000 – 2000 years of age. The blessed tree of this place of worship is Vilwa. The blessed water of this sanctuary is well water.
About The Deity
Sri Narasimha Swamy at Kethavaram is a Swayambhu Moorthy (self-manifested deity). The Mother Goddess is Chenchu Lakshmi.
Legend and Stories
Kethavaram was named after the King Ketha Varma who governed this district. Kethavaram is likewise called as Kaataaram or Kethaaram in the sacred writings. Once, amid the rule of KethaVarma, the Lord showed up in the fantasy of a Yadava King who administered a close-by area and let him know about His(Lord's) nearness in the slope of Kethavaram. The Yadava King promptly passed on this message to King Ketha Varma, who led a broad inquiry in the slope lastly found the Swayambhu Moorthy of Lord sriNarasimha. Kethavarma built a sanctuary at the spot and masterminded Nitya Pooja. Celebrations started to be praised at a stupendous quality. Master Narasimha graces the enthusiasts with Mother Mahalakshmi. There is likewise a holy place for Sri Anjaneya in this sanctuary. While burrowing the area here for a tank, one laborer was hit by a stone and it started dying. Testing the stone, it swung to be a precious stone rock. Further uncovering brought a few icons moreover. Henceforth, Lord Narasimha is lauded as Vajralaya., vajram meaning precious stone.
It is to be noticed that celebrations of this holy place are Krishna Jayanthi, Ramanavami and Vaikunta Ekadashi days. Different celebrations of this place of worship are New year days, Deepavalli and Pongal. Sri Narasimha Jayanthi is fantastically celebrated in the sanctuary.
Devotees perform abishek to Lord and offer vastras.
Devotees pray to Lord Narasimha to realize their wishes.
Guntur does not have an air terminal. Closest air terminal is Vijayawada Airport. The closest railroad station is Bellamkonda Railway Station. Kethavaram town is situated in Bellamkonda Tehsil of Guntur area in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is arranged 29km far from sub-region headquarter Bellamkonda and 85km far from area headquarter Guntur.
Sri Narasimha Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.