- Heavy security would be deployed for the annual ‘Chandanotsavam’ festival of Lord Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple at Simhachalam, scheduled to be held on May 7.
- The Shri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Simhachalam is a Hindu temple situated on the Simhachalam hill, in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It is dedicated to the incarnation of Vishnu known as Narasimha. Except on Akshaya Tritiya, the idol of Varaha Narasimha is covered with sandalwood paste throughout the year, which makes it resemble a Shiva Lingam.
- Chandanotsavam (sandalwood festival), also known as Chandan Yatra, is the most important festival celebrated in the temple. It is during this festival, that the sandal paste is removed and the idol is seen by the pilgrims. It is celebrated on the festival day of Akshaya Tritiya (April – May)
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