This Temple is located on the banks of River Krishna at VEDADRI village in Krishna district of AP and at a distance of 80 km from Vijayawada and 10 Kms from Chillakallu on Vijayawada-Hyderabad National Highway. The nearest town is Jaggaiahpet at 12km.
This is one among the Pancha Narasimhar sthethram near Vijaywada.
The Lord Narasimhar exists here in five forms as Jwala , Yoganandha, Veera , Saligrama and Lakshmi Narasimhar.
Lord Vishnu in His ‘Masthyavatar’ (fish) rescued Vedas from the demon Somakasura. The Vedapurush requested Him to reside on their heads. River Krishnaveni also wished to perform daily abhishekam to Him. Lord told them that their wishes will be fulfilled during ‘Narasimha avatar’ and asked Veda Purushas to remain in Krishna waters as Saligram till then and further assured them that He will stay with them as Panchamurthy.
On Killing Hiranyakasipu , Lord Vishnu self-manifested on Vedadri hill as JWALA NARASIMHA.
Later Lord Brahma installed SALIGRAMA NARASIMHA MURTHY on the SALIGRAMA mountain.
Later Sage Rishyasringa and others, in search of a suitable place for performing penance, heard Veda recitals in perfect swarms from the hill here, named it as ‘Vedadri’ and performed their penance here and having found in a cave a swayambhu YOGANANDA NARASIMHA , installed it here.
Again at Garuda’s request Lord self-manifested as VEERA NARASIMHA on the top of Garudadri hills, 5km east of Vedadri .
As per the prayers of Vanadevatha, the Lord is pervading the mountains as LAKSHMI NARASIMHA MURTHY.
Must be carefull as there are lot of monkeys if u are taking eatables fruits and flowers.
Near the car parking area is the access to Krishna river , we spent almost an hour as we went by evening . Mountains on one side and foot hill Vedadri temple and Krishna river at the back of the temple lovely ambience.