Are Simhadri Appanna & Narasimha same gods or different?



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Yes. Both are same.

Appa means "father" in telugu. Word "Appa" is added as Narasimha Swamy is father to all. So, He is also called as "Appanna" .

Chaganti Koteswara Rao, well known scholar in Telugu states, explains the meaning of word Appa and reason for adding it in this video (in telugu).

  • I thought appa was a non-telugu word for father?
    – user1195
    May 11, 2017 at 2:56
  • @moonstar2001 Appa is Telugu word. You can check here.
    – The Destroyer
    May 11, 2017 at 4:52

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