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Sep 22, 2010

Vadapalli Lakshmi Narasimhar

Vadapally Nakshmi Narasimha Swamy

This is one of the Panchanarasimhar kshetram in Andra (Vedadri, Vadapalli, Mattapalli, Mangalagiri, Ketavaram)

The Wadapally Lakshmi Narasimhar temple is situated in Nalgonda district near the town of Miryalaguda, at the confluence of the River Krishna and Musi River. These two rivers very unusually come together in the shape of an "L".

Sri meenakshi Agasteswara temple:-

Vadapalli is also a famous place of worship for Lord Shiva's devotees. The two main temples are the Sri Lakshmi-Narasimha Swami temple and a Sri meenakshi Agasteswara temple, which was constructed by the Kakatiya rulers in the 12th century. There, a Shivalinga is said to always hold a certain level of water, no matter how much water is removed.

Vyasa Bhagavan:-

There are Puranic references to the history of Lord Narasimha's appearance at Vadapalli. According to the Puranas, Vyasa Bhagavan, knowing the piousness of the place, meditated for a long time on the manifestation of Sri Narasimha Swamy. The Lord benedicted him by manifesting in his ferocious Ugra form.

Vyasa Bhagavan experienced Lord Narasimha at the moment when His breath was filled with tremendous anger, so he concluded that the Lord had come to him just after killing Hiranyakasipu. Therefore, he prayed to Sri Narasimha Swamy to manifest at Vadapalli in that Form only. Accordingly, Lord Narasimhadeva manifested there to bless the devotees and to alleviate their suffering.

Even now, it is said that the Deity breathes in out. The temple priests have arranged two lamps here. One lights the face of the Lord and can be seen to quiver, as evidence of the fact that the Lord is continually breathing in and out. The second lamp, kept below, burns resolutely.

The Wadapally and Vedadri temples in Krishna District are also understood to be two of a group of five Narasimha temples which together, form a holy dhama, or religious collective. The other three temples in the group are located at Mattapalli in Nalgonda District, Ketavaram and Mangalagiri in Guntur District.

Although built during different time periods, these five Sri Narasimha temples are connected historically, by the devotees' worship of the Deities, and through their iconography. Author Dr. Anu Vedagiri has published a scholarly study of these five temples in her book, "Five Narasimha Temples in Andhra Pradesh" (2004). In her book, she identifies three prevalent iconographic themes that are associated with the five temples. These include the role of Laksmi devi as the primary servant of Narasimhadev, the importance of the Krishna River, and the underlying Tantric affiliation within the Vaisnava ritual practices in the temples.


Wadapalli Lakshmi Narasimhar

We a group of 11 people visited this mahaketram during Nov 2010. All of us felt very devine in this holy place. No photo / word can convey the beauty of Vadapally Lakshmi Narasimhar.

Better to go by boat from Mattapalli to Wadapally to save time. there are boats that can carry trucks/vans plus people.
Murali Priya.

Vadapally Lakshmi Narasimhar Video 


  1. Hi Murali/Priya,

    Wonderful Blog.

    All the best.. Keep up the good work.


  2. Hi, thanks for the wonderful blog abt this place.

    Can you pls let me know how much time it takes for boat journey from Mattapalli to Wadapally?

    Please email me at:

  3. Hi,

    It took around 10min for crossing Krishna river. But wait time might vary.


  4. hi,

    priya Can you pls let me know how much time it takes for bus journey from hydto Wadapally ,,,,,,,,,,,,

  5. Hi,

    We used train from from Hyderbad to Vijaywada (about 6 hours)..

    And from Vijayawada we took Sai Car Travels (+91 92464 97799) to visit pancha narasimha kshetram.

    Not sure about bus facility from Vijayawada to Vadapally.


  6. Hi,

    priya thank you for your information and sorry priya my village is damarcharla i know vadapally temple so iam very sorry this is my email address pl send the email

  7. Hi Priya,
    Can you please provide me the Phone Number of this temple.
    Thanks in Advance,
    Umakar Yanna

  8. Hi Priya ji,

    Do you know Vadepalle temple priest phone number?
    If so Please let me know. I could not this any where.

    Gururajan Rao