Shri Narsimha Mandir Pokharni


Pokharni is situated about 18 kilometers from Parbhani. The Narasimhadeva temple draws throngs of pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh and other surrounding states, who can travel easily by car or rail to this holy site.

The presiding Deity, Sri Narasimhadeva, is here with Laxmi Devi, who is situated nearby. While the temple compound is quite large, the Deities’ sanctum (gabhara) is very small — a 3 foot by 4 foot room. The entrance is equally small, and devotees must squat to see the Lord through a 3 foot high entrance. Just as worship of Lord Nrsimhadeva in Kali Yuga requires great diligence, getting His darshan here at Pokharni is also somewhat difficult.
The Nrsimhadeva temple at Pokarni was built approximately a thousand years ago, around 1000 B.C. to 1300 B.C. The construction is in the Hemadpanthi architectural style. It was built by a king whose girl child was cured of blindness. Although the king wanted to move the Nrsimhadeva Deity residing at Bhaktagan village into the new temple, the villagers refused to allow it. Instead, the beautiful two-armed Deity, holding chakra and conch, was installed at Pokharni

Photo Gallery

  • Pokharni Temple Entrance
  • Pokharni Temple Sabha Mandapam
  • Shri Prabhu Narsimha

How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest Air Port is at Nanded. Pokharni is 85 k.m. away from Nanded.

By Train

Pokharni is Railway Station on Parbhani-Parli Railway route. Hyderabad -Parli Railway are available. Also you can reach Pokharni from Parbhani. Parbhani is well connected to Nanded and Aurangabad in South Central Railway Trascks.

By Road

Pokharni is 20 k.m. away from Parbhani on Parbhani - Latur highway via Gangakhed.