5 Lakshmi Narasimha Temples

Pancha Narasimha Kshetrams

All Pancha Narashima Kshetrams were in Andhra Pradesh. Its highly significant to visit these five Narasimha temples. The Pancha Narashima Kshetram are : Vadapalli, Mattapalli, Kethavaram, Vedadri and Mangalagiri.

  • Mattapalli Sri Lakshmi Narashima Swamy, The temple is situated on the banks of River Krishna at Mattapalli in Huzurnagar Talaq of Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh. The place is about 225 kms from Hyderabad, and 25 Kms from Huzurnagar.
  • Vedadri Yogananda Lakshmi Narashima Swamy temple:The temple is on the bank of Krishna River and it’s located in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. It’s about 10 kms from chillakallu on the national highway from Vijayawada to Hyderabad
  • Vadapalli This is the first pancha Narashima kshetram:This place is 20 kms from Miryalaguda station which is on Hyderabad to Chennai via Nalgonda.
  • Mangalagiri Panakala Narashimar. The place is about 20kms from Vijayawada.
  • Kethavaram Sri Narasimha Temple, Kedavaram is located in Guntur district.
  1. Mangalagiri
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Four of us –  Hema and Ramani, Vyjayanthi and Sundararajan  arrived at Vijayavada station from Tirupathi at about 2.00AM on Wednesday 10th July 2013.   We had contacted Sri Mukkur Niruhari Nivas Mattapalli, booked two AC rooms ( Rs 500 per day) at Matapalli and they arranged to send a car to pick us up from Vijayawada. We contacted the driver Kishore and met him near the clock tower outside the station. We asked him to take us to a place where we could bathe and get ready to go to Mangalagiri our first destination. We had to pay Rs.500/- for the room. We took bath, got ready and after our morning prayers Sandhyavandanam- japam , left the place by 5.30 AM. The driver knew Hindi and took us for coffee before our yatra started.

Our first stop was Lakshmi Nrisimha Temple. We saw a huge gopuram, imposing and majestic and very different in structure from the usual gopurams. It is 153 ft high 49 feet wide with 11 storeys. The temple houses Laksmi Nrisimha swami, Rajyalakshmi thayar, Sri Rama parivara and a vahana mandapa housing golden Garuda vahana, silver Hanuman vahana etc. We make our offerings (Before starting a yatra we buy diamond sugar candy, cashew nuts, almonds and raisins and mix them well.). As we make our way out the canopy of the temple chariot catches our attention.

From here we drive uphill to reach the famous Panaka Narasimha temple. We buy tickets for kalkandu panakam offering (Rs 70) and are puzzled to receive a small packet of kalkandu. Only after entering the cave we realize that this candy is not for the panakam but for offering. We are mesmerized by Sri Nrisimha with His mouth wide open. Where is the rest of Him we wonder as the priest pours panakam down His throat till we hear a swallowing gurgle at which point the priest stops the pouring. The effect was electrifying. We wanted to see this phenomenon again. Thankfully only one family had offered so we got to witness this Marvel again. Totally overwhelmed by our Bhaktha jana priya Narasimha ,The Simply Great God, we make our way out and drink the wonderful panaka prasada spiced with black pepper powder and climb up a few steps to see a huge image of Hanuman.

We climb further up to Thayar sannidhi. There is a beautiful golden door with Lakshmi images. We wait for sometime reciting Tiruppavai when we notice a cave further up. Inside we find Narasimha, Nammazhwar and Ramanuja.

From this point we could see the Lakshmi Narasimha temple Gopuram and  the area around, while waiting we see the priest coming. He knocks at Thayar’s door goes behind the screen lights the lamp while we wait for the screen to open. We are blessed with the sight of Rajyalakshmi on the wall. Jaganmatha was so tiny and cute and captivating. Ashotthara archana was performed with kumkum. We offered Turmeric powder and kalkandu mix. We got four glass bangles as prasadam along with kumkum and happily made our way down.

Some of the pictures from Mangalagiri Temple:

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2. Mattapalli

On the way to Mattapalli.  We stopped to buy vegetables at Huzoor Nagar. There are two vendors selling vegetables on carts. We use Hindi and bit of Telugu to buy vegetables. We also buy some fruits and travel about 5kms to reach Mukkur swami’s guest house. We are welcomed by Smt. Vaidehi and Sri Badri who show us our rooms. Hema and Ramani get room 31 and we get 32.

Sri Mukkoor Lakshmi Narasimhacharaiyar has done many swathi yagnas in this kethram. He has opened a goshala here. Swami smiles His benign smile from the photo.  For a moment adiyen feels sad  that we have lost someone who would have built a bridge to SriVaikuntam  if he had a longer life. But swami achieved more than a centenarian in his short life proving beyond doubt that we live in deeds not in years. My reverie is interrupted by the friendly voice of  Smt Vaidehi who made us comfortable with her spontaneity and straight manner. She asked us to come for lunch and we had a sumptuous hot meal of rice, sambar, keerai kootu, bitter-gourd karamadhu, sathamadhu, and buttermilk and the bitter gourd chutney was tasty. RO system has been fixed to provide safe drinking water. Smt Vaidehi guided us and chalked out our programme: Visit Matapalli temple, attend evening sathumurai at Yagya vatika on that day.  Next morning take bath at Krishna and do 32 pradaksinams.  Get back to Yagya vatika attend Vishvaroopam, sathumurai, have prasadam. leave for Vadapalli and Kethavaram with packed lunch.

We did accordingly, after resting we were given coffee/tea. The madapalli kainkaryam was done by Sri Prakash assisted by SriVatsan swami the young aradhakar.  After visiting temple and having darshan of Matapalli Narasimhadeva and Rajyalakshmi thayar and Andal we attended the evening aradhana at the yagya vatika. The vatika houses the deities worshipped by Swami.

At the entrance we see the image of Swami which captures His benefic smile and is life-like. Swami’s toe is folded and as we sit around Him we feel that Mahaans never die, they just vanish from our sight. The Mattapalli Mangalashtakam and Puthraprapthiashtakam are recited followed by sathumurai. Prasdam is panakam, black gram sundal.  Sakkaraipongal and vangi bhath. We are provided a dinner of rice, sathumadhu lady finger karamadhu and buttermilk .

We go to sleep after Mukkur’s azhagan is put to sleep with Smt Vaidehi’s laali-Jo-jo acknowledged by Sri yagna murthi’s swinging. We get warm milk as prasadam.

11th July.   We get up by 5.30 and head for a dip in The Krishna. With wet clothes we do 32 pradakshina with the bhakthas who keep count with aare pathras or turmeric.(Aare patras are special to Matapalli and perumal is worshipped them. We keep them in our godrej at home.) We go to the guest house change to dry clothes do japam, sandhya, drink coffee and do Go-puja to the cow and calf waiting for the temple to open.  After Vishvarupam and sathumurai we get theertham and prasadam comprosing of piping hot pongal and kesari.

We set for our next stop Vadapalli.With us is another family of six devotees in another car.  We reach the bank of the river to go by a boat to Dachepalli which would save us 40kms but the boat was under repair and it was raining intermittentlt.

Some of the pictures from Vedadri and  Matapalli Temple:

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Travelogue by: Vyjayanthi and Sundararajan, To be continued in next part…

Sthala Puranam about Mattapalli Narasimha Temple

  1. This is one of the Panchanarasimhar kshetram in Andra (Vedadri, Vadapalli, Mattapalli, Mangalagiri, Ketavaram)
  2. Sri Mukkoor Lakshmi Narasimhacharaiyar has done many swathi yagnas in this kethram. He has opened a goshala here.
  3. This Mahakshetram is situated on the banks of river Krinaveni & is 140km from vijayawada.
  4. Thayar thirunamam Rajya Lakshmi Thayar; Moolavar is Shree Yoganandha Lakshmi Narasihmar. VimAnam: BrahmaanandhaNilaya Vimanam.
  5. Theertham: Krishnaveni Theertham.
  6. Rishi aradhana Kshetram. Sri Bharadwaja Maharishi worshiped in this place.

Location: Mattapalli is situated on the banks of river Krishna, in Huzurnagar taluq of Nalgonda District in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Presiding Deities: Sri Yogananda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, Sri Raajyalakshmi Thaayar and Sri Chenchu Lakshmi Thaayar

Sthala Puranam (Temple in the legends ) :

The Maha Kshetram is in the midst of a dense and lovely forest, which instills awe and inspiration in the minds of the visiting pilgrims. In one of the caves adjoining the pilgrim town, the image of the Lord has been radiating glory from times immemorial. Legend had it that Sri Bharadwaaja Maharshi worshipped this deity everyday accompanied by several other sages. In those unknown times, only sages and gods could worship the self revealed images of Narasimha in the cave. Later the sages who had the welfare of this world at their heart, decided to throw open this holy place to the common man. An auspicious time for it came in Kali Yuga.The deity was revealed in a dream to the devotee Sri Anumala Machireddi, the ruler of Thangeda which is 3 km off Mattapalli on the opposite bank of the Krishna river. The Lord wished Machireddi to reveal his image for the good of the mankind during Kali Yuga. The ruler accompanied by his pandits, searched all the caves on the banks of river Krishna, as ordained by the Lord, but could not trace the location of the deity. Sad and depressed, he fell asleep in the forest. Again the Lord appeared in his dream and ordained him to search further, in a designated area near an “Aare” tree hidden behind the foliage in a cave. Waking up, the ruler found the cave and the image of the Lord in a seated posture, with the wellspread hood of Sesha over his head, fully adorned with Shankha Chakra Gadha and as if the Lord was being worshipped regularly, with flowers, sacred leaves, fruits etc. Overjoyed, the ruler revealed the Maha Kshetram to the general public and constructed a Mukhaalaya.More about Sri Anumala Machireddy :

The name and fame of Machireddi has lived down to this day and we still see his benevolence and benefaction inscribed in the golden kalasams in the Siva temple of Srisailam,and others like Kasi Visheswara, Lord Gopala in Thangeda etc.However the fort of Thangeda is now in ruins.

An incident in history :

Chennuri Sri Narasimha Rao, Chairman of the temple committee, said that one ” Chennuri Giramma”, belonging to his great-grand-forefathers was an ardent devotee of Sri Mattapalli Narasimha. She lived during the period of the Mughal emperor Aurangazeb. When Mughal forces were to attack the temple, she prayed to the Lord to dispell the danger. Then the Lord created countless bees which attacked and drove the Mughal soldiers away. Their attempt to capture this temple proved a futile exercise. However there is no historic recorded information to support this.

Description of the Garbhagriha ( sanctum sanctorum ) : There is a rock above the door to the sanctum sanctorum. On it is the sculptured motif of Gaja Lakshmi with two elephants raising their trunks upwards on either side. The sanctum is a cave. The roof of the Garbhagriha is a big rock. The Lord manifested Himself on a rock, which is on the backside of the Garbhagriha. Another rock is spread like the hood of Sesha over it. The Lord is 1 foot in height. Seated in Padmasana, He holds, Chakra in His upper right hand and Sankha in His upper left hand. He has kept His lower left hand on His left knee, and His lower right hand is not visible. On the left side of the Lord, ther are decorated three Namams ( Thirumann ), and two eyes, which are considered as the form of Prahlada, the ardent devotee of the Lord. There is a small lengthy rectangular rock of about 1 foot length at the feet of the Lord. The rock is said to be “Chakri”, an ardent devotee of the Lord who was not given mukti when he requested for the same because the Lord did not want to be separated from him. So he was made into a rock like form and placed in the sanctum. Daily the abhishekam is performed to this rock also.

To the left of the manifested Lord, there is a black, stone image of Lakshmi which is 1.5 feet in height, in a sitting posture on a lotus. She holds lotus flowers in her upper hands. Her lower right hand is in Abhaya posture and the left hand is in Suchi posture. Below the Lakshmi image, there is another image of Lakshmi, which is carved on a rock. As Lakshmi is not visible to the visitors, the image of Rajya Lakshmi is installed for the ‘darsan’ of the devotees. It was consecrated in 1975. She holds chakra in her upper right hand and Sankha in her left hand. She holds lotus buds in her lower hands. She is in sitting posture. She is 1.25 feet in height. She wears a makuta on Her head.

Before the presiding deity, at a lower level, the utsava idols of the Lord are installed. There are also copper images of Sudarsana, Nammazhwar and another Azhwar.

To the right side of the sanctum, leading to the north door, there are eleven black stone images of the Azhwars, seven of which face the west and the remaining four face east. There is a trench on the left side of the Lord at some distance in the cave, which it is believed to lead to the river Krishna through an underground passage.

Description of the temple :The sanctum faces the west. The mukhamantapam has 21 pillars with a cement roof. Before the Vaikunta dvaara ( North door ) there is a mantapa with five pillars with a cement roof. It was built in 1973-75. It measures 21feet X 18 feet. The mukhamantapam before the sanctum measures 24feet X 45 feet. The height of the mukhamantapam is about 20feet. As there is no convenience to go around the sanctum, the devotees perform circumambulation ( pradakshinam ) around the Dhwajasthambha and the stone image of Hanuman which faces the Lord. There is a Ramanuja Kutam ( Madapalli or kitchen ) to the north of the temple in the same premises where in, the naivedya to the Lord is prepared.

There is an entrance to the temple which faces the south. There is a fleet of steps leading down to the river Krishna just outside the main temple but within the compound.Temple Traditions :

Vaikhaanasa Aagama is followed here. The priest is a Sri Vaisnava who is a heriditory priest. There is a Vedic pandit who recites Vedas and other mantras at appropriate occasions. The daily programme of the temple is as follows:

  • 05.00 Suprabhatam
  • 0600 Viswaroopam and Abhishekham after removing kavachams
  • 0700 1000 Darsanam
  • 1000 Sahasranama Archana
  • 1130 Balabhogam and Viniyogam
  • 1200 Dvarabandhanam
  • 1600 Reopening of Temple doors and Archana
  • 1700 1900 Darsanam
  • 1900 Naivedyam and Viniyogam
  • 1930 Kavaatabandhanam

Special Events :

On every friday, ther is a seva of Andal at 6pm with the procession by devotees. Adhyayana utsavas precede the annual festival of the Lord for 3 days from Chaithra Sudhdha Dasami to Dvadasi. The annual festival is celebrated from Chaithra Sudhdha Trayodasi to Bahula Tadiya.

The following festivals are celebrated in the temple viz., Ugadi, Sri Raama Navami, Sri Nrusimha Jayanthi, Sri Krishna Jayanthi, Vijaya Dasami, Vaikuntha Ekadasi, Dhanurmasa Aaradhanam and Sankaranthi.

On the occasion of the Brahmotsavas, Mukkoti Ekadasi and Nrusimha Jayanthi, about 5000 devotees from local and other areas congregate. During these days, one-act-plays, dramas, dances, harikatha, bhajan and songs afford entertainment to the devotees. The special feature of this temple is giving free food to all the pilgrims on these days.

Importance of this Kshetram :

There is a popular verse which goes thus :-“Ekameva Kshetram, Mattapalli Kshetram,Na Anyat Kshetram, Mattapalli Tulyam,Ekameva Tatvam, Mattapalli Naatham,na Anyat Tatvam, Palli Simha Tulyam“which means“Mattapalli is the only pilgrim spot.There is no secondary whatsoever and there is no equal to it.There is only one Lord and He is the Lord of Mattapalli.There no secondary whosoever and none is comparable to him.”

There is a belief that incurable diseases will be cured and the evil spirits will be driven out and all desires will be fulfilled by the Lord if one stays in Mattapalli for 11 days and 11 nights and performs 32 pradakshinams thrice a day with wet clothes having bathed in the Krishna river each time. Another important feature is the possession of a rare type of conch by the temple called Dakshina Vriththa Sankha. It is said that if one keeps it near his ear, a booming sound of the sacred Pranava also called Taaram, echoes out of it. This type of conch is present only at the Kasi temple and nowhere else.

3. Vedadri

The Vedadri Sri Yogananda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is a Pancha Narasimha Kshetram situated in Vedadri, Chillakallu, Jaggaiahpeta, Krishna District
Pancha Narasimha shrines are Jwala, Veera, Salagrama, Yoganandha, Lakshmi Narasimha. Yognandha Narasimha moorthy conveys a sword and is exceptionally known to cure ailments. The main deity is facing West towards river Krishna.

The annual Kalyanotsavam will take place for 8 days from the day of Vaisakha Suddha Ekadasi. Sage Rishyasrunga is said to have celebrated a celestial marriage with the deities of Utsava, Narasimha Swamy and the goddess Lakshmi and Temple, following the same procedure as Kalyanam.

Vedadri Yogananda Narasimha Temple Timings:

1) 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
2) 8:30 AM to 1:00 pm
3) 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
4) 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Vedadri Yogananda Narasimha Free Darshan Timings:

Morning: 6.30 AM to 7.30 AM
Afternoon: 12.00 PM to 1.00 PM
Evening: 7.30 PM to 8.30 PM

Vedadri Yogananda Narasimha Temple Poojas:

Nimmakaya Pooja
Sleeping at Bedanabdapam
Vijaya Lakshmi Kamkanam
Annaprashana
Abhishek Jalam
Abhishekam
Kumkuma Pooja
Gho Pooja
Chandi Homam
Chinna Thrtheema
Chevi Pogulu / Ear Boring
Nitya Kalyanam
Pedda Thrtheem
Paraakulu Seva
Pallaki Seva
Pavalimpu Seva
Maladharana
Sri Ankammavari Abhishekam
Sri Chakra Pooja
Santhana Lakshmi Pooja
Suprabhata Seva
Harathi Seva

Vedadri Yogananda Narasimha Temple History:

The history of the Vedrari temple is linked to antiquity. Long ago, when the demon Tarakasura took the Vedas and threw them into the ocean, Lord Brahma worshiped Sri Vishnu and then saved the Vedas in the form of a fish / Mathsya Avataram. The Vedas took a human form and asked Sri Vishnu to stay on their head.

He accepted the request, but told them that he would only stay there after killing the demon Hiranyakasipu. Until then, he told them to stay on the Krishnaveni River as Saligrama Mountain. The Krishnaveni River also prayed to the Lord to allow him to worship the Lord every day.

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After few years, the demon Hiranyakasipu was killed by Sri Narasimha Swamy the avatar of Sri Vishnu. He then returned to Saligrama Mountain as Jwala Narasimha Swamy. As the Vedas stayed on the mountain, it is called Vedadri.

Lord Brahma asked Lord Narasimha to stay at Satya Loka as Saligrama Narasimha. The Lord went to Satya Loka as Saligrama Narasimha at the request of Lord Brahma. Upon entering Satya Loka, before Brahma even offered prayers, there were great flames on Satya Loka. Immediately, Lord Brahma brought Saligrama Narasimha back and settled on Saligrama Mountain.

Vedadri Yogananda Narasimha Temple Festivals:

1) Ugadi
2) Brhammotsavamulu, Sri Swamy Vari Thirukkalyana Mahotsavam.
3) Tholi Ekadasi
4) Pavitrotsavamulu
5) Samee Puja
6) Kartheeka Pournami
7) Dhanurmasam, Dhanu Sankranthi
8) Mookkoti Ekadasi
9) SIVARATRI
10) Mahanyasapurvaka Ekadasa
11) Rudraabhisekam (Samuhika)
12) Sri Parvathi Sametha Visweswara Swamy Vari Kalyanam
13) Dolotsavam
14) Sri Parvathi Sametha Visweswara Swamy Vari Prathyeka Abhisekam (Samuhika)

Sri Yogananda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

How to Reach Vedadri Narasimha Temple Timings:

By Road:
The direct are bus available from Vijayawada and Jagayyapeta. Private vehicles like auto rickshaw, Private Taxis available from Chillakallu and Jagayyapeta to reach the Temple.

By Train:
From Mellacheruvu Railway Station 32.6 km via Jaggaiahpeta Vedadri Road
From Jaggayyapet Town Railway Station 14.1 km via Jaggaiahpeta Vedadri Road
From Madhira Railway Station 40.4 km via Chillakallu Vedadri Bandipalem Konakanchi Road
From Motumari Railway Station 36.5 km via Chillakallu Vedadri Bandipalem Konakanchi Road

By Air:
Vijayawada International Airport is the nearest airport which is 93.8 kms away from Vedadri Sri Yogananda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple.

Vedadri Yogananda Narasimha Temple Timings:

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami,
Vedadri,
Chillakallu,
Jaggaiahpeta,
Krishna District,
Andhra Pradesh.

4. Kethavaram

Kethavaram is an ancient Narasimha Kshetra situated on the banks of River Krishna in Andhra Pradesh.


LEGENDS

Kethavaram was named after the King Ketha Varma who ruled this https://www.youtube.com/embed/EIr-1ahnIpU?rel=0

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region. Kethavaram is also called as Kaataaram or Kethaaram in the scriptures.

Once, during the reign of KethaVarma, the Lord appeared in the dream of a Yadava King who ruled a nearby land and told him about His(Lord’s) presence in the hill of Kethavaram. The Yadava King immediately conveyed this message to King Ketha Varma, who conducted an extensive search in the hill and finally discovered the Swayambhu Moorthy of Lord sriNarasimha.

Kethavarma constructed a temple at the place and arranged for NityaPooja. Festivals began to be celebrated at a grand splendour. Lord Narasimha graces the devotees with Mother Mahalakshmi. There is also a shrine for Sri Anjaneya in this temple.

Vajralaya – While digging the land here for a tank, one worker was hit by a stone and it began bleeding. Testing the rock, it turned to be a diamond rock. Further digging brought out some idols also. Hence, Lord Narasimha is praised as Vajralaya., vajram meaning diamond.


DEITY

Sri Narasimha Swamy at Kethavaram is a Swayambhu Moorthy (self-manifested deity). The Mother Goddess is Chenchu Lakshmi. There seems to be 2 temples here. One is at the foot of the hill and the other is at the hill top.
There are 600 steps to reach the hill temple.


TIMINGS

As the temple is situated in a dense jungle area, the temple at the foot hill temple is open during the visit of devotees. A family is staying near the temple.


FESTIVAL

Sri Narasimha Jayanthi is grandly celebrated in this temple.


ADDRESS

Sri Narasimha Temple, Kedavaram, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh

5. Vadapalli

In the district of Nalgonda, at the convergence of the rivers Krishna and Musi is located the temple town of Wadapally. Wadapally was formerly called as Wazirabad and is located 69 km away from the town of Nalgonda and about 26 km from the town of Miryalaguda.

Vadapalli have been attracting tourists as it is situated at a beautiful union of two rivers. Visitors love to have a look at the unique ‘L’ shape formed by the joining of the rivers and which continue to flow together. At the mouth of this meeting stands the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, the popular temple of Wadapally. A legend explains the origin of the temple and it goes like this. Vyasa Bhagwan, the great saint, offered penance and requested Lord Vishnu to appear in Vadapalli. Vishnu was pleased with his penance and appeared before him in the form of the angry Narasimha who has just killed Hiranyakashyapa and is still rampant from the battle. Sage Vyasa requested him to stay in Wadapally as Narasimha and Vishnu agreed happily. The Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy hence bears the aggressive avatar of Narasimha who is blessing believers and solving their difficulties.

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Vadapalli

The temple authorities have now adopted a exclusive process to find the truth behind this tale. They place two lamps next to the idol of the Narasimha Swamy, where one lamp is seen trembling signifying the heavy breathing of the furious and angry God while the other lamp remains firm.

Another famous temple in Wadapally is the Sri Meenakshi Agasteswara Swamy temple, built under the reign of the Kakatiya rulers in the 12th Century. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and has a huge Shiva lingam within its grounds and is has a history of 6000 years. The lingam was said to be set up by the great saint Agastya. A matchless characteristic of this temple is a large fissure found above the Shiva lingam that is attracting the visitors. No matter how much water is removed from the crevice, it always gets refilled with water and the water level remains untouched. The Shiva Lingam is placed about 120 meters above water level and thus this nonstop supply of water remains mysterious. Such defying events make the belief and faith in the minds of the devotees even stronger.

Wadapally also has number of mosques along with the temples. These include the Masjid-E-Sara-E-Meer-Alam mosque and the Qutub Shahi mosque. Travelers and devotees frequently rush to these places to seek the divine blessings.

Wadapally should be visited in November. The Maha Shivratri festival precisely in these temples is celebrated with great pomp and joy. A few other renowned events of visit are during the festivals like River Krishna Pushkaram and Tholi Ekadasi.

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Wadapalli

Vadapalli Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Attractions:
‘L’ shape convergence or Sangam of the Rivers Krishna and Musi.
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Wadapally
Sri Meenakhsi Agasteswara Swamy templewell known for a historical Shiva Lingam of 6000 years.
It is a very good spot for countryside and photography loving people and also for fun loving picnic goers. Have a casual chat with the locals to get some amazing and interesting facts about this place.

How to reach Vadapalli Sri Narasimha Swamy Temple:
Places like Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Hyderabad and Secunderabad have easy bus and train facilities to reach Wadapally.
From Miryalaguda, one can also take private transport to Wadapally.
If you want to reach Wadapally faster, there is a boat facility also available. These boats also can carry trucks or vans and people.

Where to stay:
Wadapally village has many decent accommodation options for visitors. A guest house is also present in the premises of the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple to help the travelers with basic and yet neat stay facility. Tourists can also consult the temple authorities in finding rooms to stay here.
Miryalaguda town, close to Wadapally also offers good accommodation facilities for travelers.

Best Timing to visit Vadapalli Temple:
This place is best to be visited in November, soon after the monsoons when the flow of water is the fullest. Some other good times to visit these temples are Maha Shivrathri Festival, River Krishna Pushkaralu, Tholi Ekadasi and Karthika Masam.

Food Facilities:
One can pack food at Miryalaguda which is on the way to Wadapally.
The locals can also be asked to cook food for you by paying them.

Nearest Railway Station to Vadapalli Temple:
Damaracherla and Vishnupuram Railway Station are nearest railway stations to Wadapally. Miryalaguda Railway Station is also another station close to Wadapally village.

Vadapalli Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Timings:
Morning: 7.00 AM to 11.00 AM
Evening: 6.00 PM to 7.30 PM

Vadapalli Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Address:
Sri Narasimha Swamy Temple,
Vadapalli near Vishnupuram,
Dameracherla Mandal,
Nalgonda,
Telangana.