Narasimha Jharni is a cave temple located in Bidar.It is associated with Lord Narasimha, an incarnation of Hindu god Vishnu.The ancient temple is excavated in a 300 m tunnel under the Manichoola hill range situated at around 1 km from the city.
The famous cave temple enshrines the powerful deity Lord Narasimha on the wall at the end of a cave,and it is an architectural wonder. It is believed that the shrine at Narasimha Jheera Cave Temple is a swayambu roopam. A perennial stream of water is said to be flowing continuously for hundreds of years in this place
Bidar Narasimha Swamy Temple Bidar
The fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Lord Narasimha, is half human and half lion. Legend says that Narasimha after killing Hiranyakashipu slew another giant named Jharasura who was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva. While breathing his last, Jharasura beseeched Vishnu to reside in the cave in which he was living and to grant boons to devotees. Granting last wish of his, Narasimha came to live in the cave. There is a roughly carved image of Narasimha on a stone wall at the end of the cave. After being killed, the demon turned into water and started flowing down the feet of the Lord Narasimha. The flow of water in the cave tunnel is continuous since then. The spring has never dried out.
People throng to this temple because it is believed that the idol at the Narasimha Jharni Cave temple is a swayambhu roopam – in other words, the deity is self-manifested and is very powerful. Recent Developments To facilitate the devotees, the cave temple has been Air conditioned and Electrified for lighting systems. The temple is open from 8AM to 6PM. The facilities at the temple are planned in a systematic way to draw more visitors. Creation of parking space, multi-purpose hall, rooms, overhead tank to ensure adequate water supply to the devotees and a percolation tank to make use of the water coming out of the cave has been taken up. A new approach road to the temple is being constructed to make a “systematic” entry to the temple. The pre-existing entry was not according to Vaastu.