Mangalagiri Temple

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Overview

 Mangalagiri Temple is situated on the Andhra Pradesh. Mangalagiri is one of the oldest Vishnu Temples in South India. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is the deity in this holy place. 11 storied  Gali Gopuram  is a main attraction to pilgrims as well as tourists. It was built by the then Zamindar Sri Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu during the period 1807-1809 and it has completed 200 years of its construction.
 
This shape of the hill looks like an elephant. From all the directions, the hill appears in the elephant shape only. There is an interesting legend to show as to how the mountain came into existence. 
 
There are three Narasimha Swamy temples in Mangalagiri. One is Panakala Narasimha Swamy on the hill. Another one is Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy at the foot of the temple. Third one is Gandala Narasimha Swamy at the top of the hill.
The temple of Sri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy is situated on the hill.It is believed that God takes some of the Panakam through the mouth and gives back some to the devotees as Prasadam. The interesting fact of Mangalagiri Panakala Lakshmi Swamy Temple is, you will not find any ant in and around of the temple despite of Panakam, in general Jaggery water will attracts the ants but in this temple we will not find any ants.temple/#sthash.Qf0IW5ih.dpuf On the right side of the steps provided to reach the temple, there is a stone inscription by Sri Krishnadeva Raya of Vijayanagar and a little further up, the foot prints of Mahaprabhu Chaitanya are to be seen. Midway on the steps there is a temple of Lord Panakala Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy there is only the face with the mouth widely opened. A dhwajasthambham was erected in front of the temple in 1955. Behind the temple there is the temple of Sri Lakshmi, to the west of which there is a tunnel which is believed to lead to Vundavalli caves on the banks of the Krishna. The stone inscription of the kings of Vijayanagar relate besides to the conquest of Rayalu over Kondapalli etc., that Siddhiraju Thimmarajayya Devara granted a total of 200 kunchams land in 28 villages of which Mangalagiri was one and gift of 40 kunchams by China Thirumalayya to Ramanujakutam.
 
The steps to the temple were constructed by Sri Channapragada Balaramadasu in 1890. There was a cave next the devi temple on the hill. It is said that, there is a way to Vundavalli from that cave, and the sages used to go by that way to take bath in Krishna River. Now, the cave is very dark, and the way could not be seen. 
 
Important Festival : Brahmothsavam - celebrated for11 days that begins from the month of February to March.
Mahashivratri, Hanuman Jayanti, Sriram Navami, Vaikuntha Ekadashi and Narashima Jayanti 
 
Temple Timings : 7 am to 3pm and 5pm to 8.30pm
 
Puja Timings: 7:30 am to 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm 
 
Best Time to Visit :  October to March
 
How to Reach,
Road Way : Mangalagiri Bus stations are very near to Mangalagiri temple.This temple can be easily reached. 12 kilometres from Vijayawada and 25 Kilometres from Guntur. You can reach the temple by steps or through Ghat road. 
 
Nearest Railway Station : Mangalagiri Railway station
 
Nearest Airport :  Vijayawada 

Location

Country
India
State
Andhra Pradesh
City
Guntur
Location
Mangalagiri
Address
Mangalagiri Temple,Panakala Narasimha Swamy Temple Road, Mangalagiri, GunturAndhra Pradesh 522503, India.
Contact Info
Phone: 08645-232945
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Panakala Narasimha Swamy Temple Road, Mangalagiri
Nearest Railway Station
Nearest Airport
Vijayawada Airport
IN
latitude : 16.530399320 longitude :80.796798710
Corporation :
GPS Code : VOBZ
Height
153 feet
Visiting Hours
7 am to 3pm and 5pm to 8.30pmPuja Timings: 7:30 am to 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

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  • According to the inscriptions, the temple was in existence even before 1172 A. D. between several kings who have prevailed in this square Sri Krishna Deva Raya endowed with large pieces of land for the maintenance of the temple. The zamindars of Amaravathi, Chilakuripet Narsaraopet, and several others have given generously to the development of the temple. The height of the Konda Kotappa Kotappa or Hill 1587 feet and the temple of Sri Trikotesw

  •  Mangalagiri Temple is situated on the Andhra Pradesh. Mangalagiri is one of the oldest Vishnu Temples in South India. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is the deity in this holy place. 11 storied  Gali Gopuram  is a main attraction to pilgrims as well as tourists. It was built by the then Zamindar Sri Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu during the period 1807-1809 and it has completed 200 years of its construction.

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