Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is located at Vedadri in Jaggaiahpeta in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. The main presiding deity is Yogananda Sri Narasimha Swami. This is one of the Panchanarasimhar Kshetrams in Andhra Pradesh.
Yogananda Sri Narasimha Swamy temple is an ancient temple. The temple structure is conventional, being brightly coloured and ornamented with a variety of images. A beautiful image of Narasimha Swami in yoga posture is seen outside the temple premises welcoming the devotees. The Utsava Idols are extraordinarily high and impressive. The temple has beautiful Raja Gopuram with images of gods and goddesses are carved on it. The lower portion of Dwajasthambam is seen inside the mandapam. There is Ardha Mandapam and Garbha Gruham. Here in the Krishna River, we see Narashimar Saligramam.
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Vedadri
Sownakadi Muni explains to Sanakadhiyar and to Rishis about Brahmapurana. In this Purana it says that the demon Somakasura took the Vedas from Lord Brahma. Lord Brahma approached his father Lord Sriman Narayana to help him in accruing the Vedas. Sriman Narayanar in the form of Matsya killed the demon Somakasura and brought the Vedas back intact. As a gesture, Vedas thanked Lord Narayanar in human form and requested Him to stay back on their head. Lord agreed to fulfil their wish. Lord said he would stay here as Pancha Moorthy. He asked Veda Prussia’s to stay here as Saligrahama Mountain, on the bank of the River Krishnaveni. He said he has granted a boon for River Krishnaveni also. She has requested Him, to allow her to pray and worship Him every day. Lord said wishes of Veda Prussia’s and River Krishnaveni will be fulfilled simultaneously. After Hiranya Vadam, Sriman Narayanar stayed back on the Vedadri Sikara as Jwala Narashimar and fulfilled Veda Purusha’s wish. Brahma requested Jwala Narashimar to stay in Sathya lokam as Saligramha Narashimar.
Lord Sriman Narayanar went to Sathya Lokha with Brahma. Even before Lord Brahma offered his worship to Lord in Sathya Lokha, the fire took place. So Lord Brahma brought Saligrahma moorthy to the River Krishnaveni and erected the Saligrama Moorthy on Saligrama Mountain Thus the wish of Veda purusha’s and River Krishnaveni was fulfilled simultaneously. Rishyasrunga Muni and other Rishi’s approached Vyasa Bhagawan and requested him to show the path of Salvation in Kaliyugam. Vyasa Bhagavan said Nama Sankeerthanam is the easiest way to attain Moksha in Kali Yugam. Rishis went in search of some peaceful place to recite. When they crossed this Veda Sikaram they heard the echo of Veda mantra. Here they worshipped Yoga Narashimar and started their penance. They were blessed by Sriman Narayanar as Yogananda Narashimar in this place. Rishyasrungar installed Yogananda Narashimar on this Saligrahma Sikaram.