Bidar Narasimha Jharni Cave
Lord Narasimha Swamy
Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple is also known as Narasimha Zarna Cave temple, and Jharani Narasimha Temple. Narasimha Jharni is a cave temple located in Bidar.
This temple is associated with Lord Narasimha, an incarnation (avatar) of Hindu god Vishnu. A famous cave temple popularly referred to as Jharani Narasimha Cave Temple is dedicated to self manifested deity of Narasimha Dev. To worship the deity of the temple, devotees have to pass through the cave which comprise of a continuously flowing stream of water.
The ancient temple is excavated in a 300 mtrs tunnel under the Manichoola hill range situated at around 1 km from the city. The water in the cave is about at the waist level with bats hovering at the ceiling.
The temple of Narasimha Jhira has a myth which mentions that the mighty Lord Narasimha first killed Hiranyakashipu and then proceeded to slay the demon Jalasura who was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva. After being killed by Lord Narasimha, the demon Jalasura turned into water and started flowing down the feet of the Lord Narasimha.
For this reason, people have to wade all the way through the water to reach the Lord. Recent arrangements were made to provide electricity and ventilation in this cave. You’ll need to take a quick bath in the water fountain located outside the Narasimha Jhira Cave temple.
The end of the cave houses two deities – Lord Narasimha and a Shiva Linga which the demon Jalasura had worshipped. Around eight people can stand and watch this spectacular sight as there is very little space here. Others will need to wait in the water.
Note: Get extra pair of clothes as tunnel passage of God will be filled with water.
Hotels and Guest houses are available for the devotees accommodation in Bidar City.
Another place to visit in Bidar is Bidar Fort, which is situated in Bidar city.Sultan Alla-Ud Din Bahman of the Bahmani Dynasty shifted his capital from Gulbarga to Bidar in 1427 and built his fort along with a number of Islamic monuments.There are over 30 monuments inside Bidar fort .
Bidar city is well connected to all the major cities of Karnataka and near to Hyderabad. The Bidar busstand is 6.3 km and Bidar Railway station is 6.0 km from the temple. Private Taxis and Autos are available from Bus stand and Railway station.
Hyderabad International Airport (149 km) is the nearest airport to reach.
- Morning 8:00 AM To Evening 6:00 PM
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