StaMbhadri ! This is the earlier name of present Khammam City. The name Khammam has been derived from the name of a local hill which has been called Stambhadri, that is an abode to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and also believed to have been in existence since Tretayuga. The name of the the then town Stambhadri, later reportedly became KhaMbhadri, Khambham meTTu ,and finally to present name Khammam. The meaning of Stambhadri, Khambhadri, Khammam mettu, and Khammam is the one at the same i.e "Pillar". The city is located near the Munneru river which is a tributary of the river Krishna. As per Hindu Texts Lord Narasimha appears from a Pillar. So it is believed that Lord Narasimha appears from this Stambhadri and killed the demon Hiranyakashyapu. The ancient temple which has been exists on Stambadri Gutta is called as Stambhadri Gutta Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple and it is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.So Devotees as well as other People usually called this hill as "Narasimha Swamy Gutta".
Presently The gutta Temple is under the control of Telangana Endowments department. it comes under B Category as per it's annual income. The Temple Trust board is constituted by the commissioner of Endowments Department Telangana State from time to time. . The Temple has religious as well as secular Staff. On behalf of the Department There is an Executive officer who works under the administrative control of the Trust Board. For other details see the images given below. The main Temple Festivals are Swamivari Kalyanotvam, Brahmotsavams, Godadevi Kalyanam Etc. This temple is one the tourist destination in Khammam District.