Devarayanadurga is situated in the Tumkur district of Karnataka is popular for its temples, forests and mesmerising climate and view. It got its name from King Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar who claimed the town after winning against a local Chief Jadka. Surrounded by dense green forests, the rocky hills of Devarayanadurga located at an elevation of 3940 ft. is a pleasant hill station worth a visit. Some famous temples here include Bhoga Narasimha, Yoganarasimha and the Laxmi Narasimha.
The Bhoga Narasimha temple is situated at the foothills while the Yoganarasimha is located at the top of the hills. The Laxmi Narasimha temple lies on the first elevation of the hill. Another famous tourist attraction here is the natural Namada Chilume spring. It is believed that the spring was formed when the arrow from Lord Rama pierced the ground. Also, the footprints of Rama are impressed on the ground near the spring. The forest here has a cultivated nursery where Ayurvedic plants are stored and planted. The car festival as well as Sri Narasimha Jayanti are a few popular celebrations here.
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