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Simhachalam Temple:
The prominent Hindu temple, Simhachalam temple that dates back 11th century in the outskirts of Vizag city, it is dedicated to the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Narasimha Swami. It is one of the eighteen ‘Naarasimha Kshetras’ (Lord Narasimha Temples) in India and the second richest temple of the country after Tirupati. Narasimha Swami here gives his “nijaroopa darshan” for only 12 hours in a year (on Akshaya Tritiya day), the rest of the days the deity is covered with Sandalwood paste. The architectural style of the Simhachalam temple depicts Kalinga and Dravidian architectures