General Information

DOs:

  • Do observe absolute silence inside the temple and chant Om Namo Narasimhaya to yourself.
  • Do respect and promote religious sentiments among co-pilgrims.
  • Do contact any of the Simhachalam Devasthanam’s Enquiry Offices for information regarding the temple and your Worship there.
  • Do Pradakshinam (keeping the shrine to your right) with devotion before entering the temple.
  • Do follow the procedures of the temple and wait for your turn for the Darsanam of the Lord.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

DONTs:

  • Don't eat non-vegetarian food. Don't consume liquor or other intoxicants.
  • Don't wear footwear, or move around in a vehicle, in and around the premises of the temple.
  • Don't approach touts for quick Darsanam and accommodation.
  • Don't rush in for Darsanam, but move along in the queue.
  • Don't buy spurious prasadam from street vendors.
  • Don't throw away the prasadam and Teertham given to you at the temple.
  • Don't wear flowers and garlands in Gardens; all flowers are for the Lord only.
  • Don't spit or be a nuisance inside the temple premises.
  • Don't enter the shrine naked or wearing only a loin-cloth.
  • Don't wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Don't carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Don't eat food brought from outside or chew betel leaves in the temple premises.
  • Don't evacuate urine or motion or spit in the premises of the temple.
  • Don't pay obeisance with only one hand.
  • Don't sit with your back facing the Deity.
  • Don't talk about your wealth, money and status.
  • Don't quarrel in the temple premises.
  • Don't commit any act of violence or harshness in the temple premises.
  • Don't sleep in the temple premises.

Trust Board:


Sri P.Ashok Gajapathi Raju Garu

 

Previous Hereditary Founder Trustees :

S.no  Name of the Trustee Duration
1 Sri Pusapati Vijaya Rama Gajapathi Raju garu 1713-1757
2 Sri Pusapati Ananda Gajapathi Raju garu 1758-1760
3 Sri Pusapati Vijaya Rama Gajapathi Raju garu 1761-1794
4 Sri Pusapati Narayana Gajapathi Raju garu 1795-1845
5 Sri Pusapati Vijaya Rama Gajapathi Raju garu 1846-1879
6 Sri Pusapati Ananda Gajapathi Raju garu 1880-1897
7 Sri Pusapati Vijaya Rama Gajapathi Raju garu 1898-1922
8 Sri Pusapati Aluck Narayana Gajapathi Raju garu 1923-1937
9 Sri Pusapati Vijaya Rama Gajapathi Raju garu (Dr. P.V.G.Raju) 1938-1995
10 Sri Pusapati Ananda Gajapathi Raju garu 1995-2016
11 Sri Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju garu 2016-----

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