This place, 60km north of Hyderabad, was named after a sage named Yadava, who performed intense austerities to see Lord Vishnu in his form as Lord Narasimha. Being pleased with him, Lord Vishnu appeared before him as Jwala Narasimha, Gandabheranda Narasimha, and Yogananda Narasimha. He begged the Lord to remain permanently on the hill in these three forms. Yadagiri is the corrupted form of the original name, Yadava-giri. The temple here is on top of a hill.

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple.
There are three forms of Lord Narasimha in this temple—Jwala Narasimha, Gandabheranda Narasimha, and Yogananda Narasimha—each embedded in stone. The oil lamps here are kept burning 24 hours a day. Many people visit this temple.

It is said that whatever a sincere devotee prays for here will not go unfulfilled; no pilgrimage to this place is made in vain. It is also stated that incurable diseases will be remedied here if one worships the Lord for a week or two, or even better, for forty days, with faith and determination.

The temple is situated upon a 90m (300 ft) hill. At the foot of this hill is a gateway with a gopuram called Vaikuntha-dwara, or “gateway to Vaikuntha,” the spiritual world.