Story of Demon Namuchi & Mangalagiri Panakala Narasimha Swamy

Here is the story of demon Namuchi and Mangalagiri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. The Lord that has established himself on the hill is in the form of Narasimha (man-lion) which Lord Vishnu assumed to kill Hiranyakasipu, a rakshasa father of Prahlada, a great devotee. He is also called as Sudarsana Narasimhaswamy. The legend says that […]

Panakala Narasimha Swamy, God who is offered Panakam as Naivedyam

It is said that at Mangalagiri Temple, god is self-existent. In the temple, there will be no statue of the god, but there is only mouth, widely opened to 15 cms. The mouth is covered by metal face of the god. The temple will be opened till afternoon only, with the belief that devatas will […]

Mangalagiri Temple: Panakala Narasimha Swamy (Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple)

Mangalagiri Temple

Mangalagiri Temple (Panakala Narasimha Swamy Temple & Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple) is one of the famous Temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha Swamy (Lion-Human incarnation of Lord Vishnu). Mangalagiri is located in Guntur district at a distance of  13 km from Vijayawada and 21 kms from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. Mangalagiri means – The Auspicious Hill. This […]

Mangalagiri Temple Timings: Opening, Closing Times of Mangalagiri Temples

Mangalagiri Temple Timings: Opening, Closing Times of Mangalagiri Temples – Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Timings & Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Timings are given here in tabular form.. Mangalagiri Temple (Panakala Narasimha Swamy Temple & Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple) is one of the famous Temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha Swamy (Lion-Human incarnation of Lord […]

Mangalagiri Temple Brahmotsavam, Panakala Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Bramhotsavam

Lakshmi Narasimha swamy Brahmotsavam is the major festive celebrations held at Mangalagiri Sri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. The celebrations are held for 11 days, beginning on Phalguna Sudda Shasti with Ankuraropanam and ending on Phalguna Suddha Purnima. In 2014, Mangalagiri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple brahmotsavam starts on March 6 […]

Sthala Puranam of Mangalagiri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

What is the Sthala Puranam of Mangalagiri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple? The history, legend and the origin of Mangalagiri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is provided here in Telugu… శ్రీమన్నారాయణుడు స్వయంభూగా అవతరించిన పుణ్యక్షేత్రాలు ఎనిమిది. శ్రీరంగం, శ్రీ ముష్ణం, నైమిశారణ్యం, పుష్కరం, సాలిగ్రామం, దోదాద్రి, భద్రికామ్రం, వెంకటాద్రి. ఇందులో దోదాద్రి ఎంతో పవిత్రమైన మంగళగిరి పేరుతో పిలువబడుతుంది. ఇక్కడ స్వామి స్వయంభూవుగా అవతరించిన వైనం […]

Threthayugam’s Story of Mangalagiri Temple

In Threthayugam, the second of the four yugas, people who enjoyed in heaven as a result of their good deeds in the world are most unhappy to return to this world (when once the fruits of good deeds are exhausted, the soul has to come back to the world). They prayed Indra, the Lord of […]

Mangalagiri Temple Raja Gopuram (Gali Gopuram)

Mangalagiri Temple Rajagopuram, Gali gopuram

Rajagopuram or Galigopuram of Mangalagiri Temple is one of the biggest temple towers in the world. All the Gali Gopurams surrounding the Temple are very big in height and the width. Thoorpu Gali Gopuram (Tower on East Side) is the main attraction for the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple. Vijayanagara kings constructed three storeys and Raja Vasireddy […]

Ksheera Vruksham at Mangalagiri Narasimha Swamy Temple

Mangalagiri Temple

Ksheera Vruksham, the Milk tree in the temple premises of Mangalagiri Narasimha Swamy Temple is very significant and is associated with many legends related to the temple. Ksheera Vruksham (the milk tree) on the Mangalagiri hill is of great attraction particularly to the woman. The legend goes to say that king Sasibandi was advised by […]

Mangalagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

Apart from Panakala Narasimha Swamy, there is another Narasimha Swamy Temple in Mangalagiri – Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple. It is located t the foot of the Mangalagiri hill. This temple’s origin is traced to the time of Yudhishtira, the eldest of the pandavas. Yudhishtira is said to be the founder of the chief image of this […]

Festivals at Mangalagiri Temple

Here is the list of Festivals celebrated at Mangalagiri Temple. Brahmotsavam is the biggest festival celebrated at the temple. Sri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Brahmothsavam is very important annual festival. It is believed that the celebration was inaugurated by Dharmaraja at the behest of Lord Krishna. Pradyumna, the son of Lord Krishna, reqested his father to […]