NIMBACHALAMU



On the Hill


Shri Swamy Vari garbha Gruha:- As said in the Sthala purana, Lord Shri Laxmi Nrusimha Swamy Varu has accepted the request of Prahlada and sat in the sanctum sanctorum as Swayambhu which Literally means self – installed. Mythology says that this Bhavya Vigraha of Shri Nrusimha Swamy has enjoyed the pujas done by Bramhadi devatas. The sanctum sanctorum is present in a natural cave. On the left side of Shri Laxmi Nrusimha Swamy are Krishna-Arjuna who are known as Nara- Narayana. The idols of Nara-Narayana are present only at two places – they are Badrinath and Nimbachalam. Hence this temple is also known as “Dakshina Badrinath”. After Nara-Narayana are Anjaneya, Madhavaacharya and Garuda. Nitya Archana Vidhana in this temple is based on Padyamala(Shoda-Shopa Chara tantra Sarokta Puja) written by Great Pontiff of Dwaita Siddhanta Shri 1008 Shri Jayatheertha Shri Pandan galu of Uttaradimutt.


Jodu Lingalu:-


After doing Penance on this hill, with the orders of Shri Swamy Varu, Lord Shiva took the form of Jodu Lingalu which are towards N.West of Sanctum Sanctorum. Besides Parama Shiva, Anjaneya, Ganapathi and Kalabhairava idols are present over here. Kalabhairava, according to sthala purana, is the guardian of all the wealth and assets of Nimbachalam. Hence his darshana is imminent.


Ayodhya Anjaneya:-


According to stalapurana, with the orders of ShriRama, Anjaneya undergoes tapasya and with the command from Shri Laxmi Nrusimha Swamy he settles back at the foot of the hill on the bank of Chintamani Kunta (or) Chintamani Tataka. Anjaneya, the avatara of Vayudeva, is an ordent devotee of Shrihari. He is the only God who understands Vishnutatva. He is responsible for the existence of all life on the earth. As is said “ Hari Sarvothama, Vayu Jeevothama”, this Vayu gives enlightenment and paves way for Moksha. Hence his darshana and dhyana are a must on the part of any Vaishanava.