In the state of Andhra Pradesh in South India, Sri Lakshmi Narayanar temple is located in the small town named as Vepanjeri in the district of Chittoor. The important deity of this temple is Lakshminarayana Swamy (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are Mahalakshmi. This temple is about 500-1000 years old in this district. The historical name of this particular place is Vempanjamhari.
The holy tree of this shrine is Parijatham. The holy water of this temple is Dasavathara Theertha. The agamam or pooja of this shrine is named as Kameeyam.
The grand festivals of this temple are Vaikunta Ekadasi in December-January, Krishna Jayanthi (Birthday of Lord Krishna) and Sri Ramanavami (Birthday of Lord Rama). The temple also remains open for long hours on all auspicious days and festive days.
The temple remains open for all the Hindus who are devotees and pilgrims from early morning hours to late mid-noon and later in the evening hours to dusk. It is most sought after temple in this district.
According to the local legends, “On the head of snake Kalinga, Lord Krishna largely appears in the centre of the theertha tank in the posture of dancing. The 21 feet tall Dasavathara statue is very near the temple. It is sculpted in a single stone. It is to be noted that the aesthetic beauty and attraction of the statue wouldn’t permit the devotee and pilgrims to move from that spot. This particular temple is an outstanding evidence of south Indian and Tamil temple architecture.
Address: Sri Lakshmi Narayanar temple, Veppancheri, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh