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Feb 9, 2011

Narasimha Cave Temple in Bidar

Bidar Narasimha Swamy

Narasimha Zarana Cave Temple - It is also known as Narasimha Zarna Cave temple, and Jharani Narasimha Temple. 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 (self-manifested) roopam. A perennial stream of water is said to be flowing continuously for hundreds of years in this place. It is a thrilling experience to walk through waist deep water for 300 meters through a cave-like tunnel, to seek a view of Lord Narasimha. It is one of the main attractions of Bidar.

Cave having natural spring water which leads to the deity Narasimha Swamy .

The legend goes that, Lord Narasimha after killing Hiranyakashpu, proceeded to kill a demon named Jalasura. Jalasura was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva. After he was killed by Lord Narasimha, Jalasura turns into water starts flowing from Lord's feet. And to this day water keeps flowing from lord’s feet and fills the cave.
So, to reach the lord we will have to wade through a 300 feet long cave, with water about 4 feet deep. Bats hanging from the cave's ceiling add to the thrill. Lighting and ventilation have been recently installed. The water is a little muddy, since it is flowing water it is not uncomfortable to walk thorugh it.

There is a water fountain outside the temple, in which people bath before entering the cave.

At the end of the cave we have Lord Narasimha and also the Shiva linga which Jalasura was worshiping. There is very less place to stand, around 8 people can see the lord at once. If there are more people they have to wait in water.

How to reach:

By Air: The nearest airport is Begumpet international airport (Hyderabad)(just 120km)
By Rail: Bidar is connected by well maintained rail network running to Hyderabad and Bangalore.
One can also travel to Gulbarga city from where take a bus to reach Bidar within one and half hours.
By Road: Regular luxury buses run from Bangalore via Hyderabad on NH 7 and NH9; the journey takes nearly 16 hours.

Bidar Location in Google Map

Bidar Narasimha Temple Video:-

First few minutes of the following video covers Bidar Narasimha Temple.


  1. wow superb .thanks for knowing abt lord lakshmi narasimhaswamy temple at bidar.
    friendz why dont you people visit KHADRI LAKSHMINARASIMHA SWAMY TEMPLE at kadiri. it a beautiful piligrame at south india situated at ananthapur & cuddapah (kadapa) border.

  2. thanks for giving more information about lord lakshminarasimha swamy.
    please visit a beautiful & famous piligrame of lord lakshmi narasimha swamy temole at khadri, siyuated at KHADIRI. IN ANANTHAPUR (DT). IT A TEMPLE AT BORDER OF KADAPA (CUDDAPAH) and ANANTHAPUR (DT).

  3. hey God pranaam.....these type of wonders can done by you only.......

  4. can i know whether darshan is allowed in the evenings. If some one can let me know about the timings??

    1. Hi anybody can let me know the timings of the temple plssss

    2. Temple opens at 7:30 AM and closes at 6 : 30 PM on all days.

    3. my friend says the temple is temporarily closed for 10 days, anybody can let me know when the temple is open please

  5. Hi, my friend ia told me that temple is closed temporarily for 10days but he don't know when tha temple is open? anybody can let me know when the temple is open?

  6. Pl tell me a postal address & contact number of Pujari

  7. Hello pl send me a postal address of Zara Narashima temple & also contact number of Pujari . Pl help me this is urgent we needed

  8. What will be the water level during Feb

  9. can any 1 give phone no. of this temple

  10. Please mention phone number of EO so as to get proper guidance.

  11. I visited to this temple , miracle place and we will feel the energy of the god and water is very clear and clean unbelievable, really wonder place

  12. Dharshan is blocked due to renovations inside of the cave.. it will open again'in August.. this info got from pujari inside the temple.. we went there and returned back

  13. I visited but no Darshan due to renovation inside
    Plz let us know that Darshan is started or not through zarna.