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Oct 7, 2010

Mangalagiri Panaka Narasimha

Mangalagiri Narasimhar

5 quick facts about Mangalagiri Narasimhar Temple
Mangalagiri (Auspicious hill) is one of the 8 important mahakshetrams in India.

The eight places where Lord Vishnu manifested himself are (1) Sri Rangam (2) Srimushnam (3) Naimisam (4) Pushkaram (5) Salagamadri (6) Thothadri (7) Narayanasramam (8) Venkatadri. Thotadri is the present Mangalagiri.

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

Mangalagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
2) Panaka narasimha swamy temple on the top of the hill: you can see only narasimhars mouth opening about 15 cms. This offering is actually poured into the mouth of the rock cut image of the deity.
Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple on the foot of the hill: The garland of swami has 108 salagrama and a special counch.  This temple has a 11 storey raja gopuram
Gandala Narasimha Swamy is on the top of the hill there is no specific deity for God. You can lit lamps here and is believed to remove all sorrows. The lamp is visible from many nearby villages.

3)  The shape of the hill appears to be like an elephant, from all the direction.
No Ants inside temple premise, though all people offer jagary to god

 The temple is believed to have been existed in all the four yugas. The Lord took amrutam (nectar) and cooled down in Krithayugam. The Lord said that he would be satisfied with ghee in Threthayugam, with milk in Dwaparayugam and with panakam(Jaggery water) in Kaliyugam.

5) Ksheera Vruksham (The milk tree) is famous here, for those who wish to be bless with child.
Galli gopuram Height of this temple is 153 feet and width is 49 feet is also very famous in this temple.

Mangalagiri Temple Gopuram

Temple Tank Lakshmi Pushkarini
The temple tank is known as the Lakshmi Pushkarini. Legend has it that this pushkarini was created by the Gods, combining the waters from several holy rivers of the land, and that Mahalakshmi (who came out of the milky ocean when it was churned by the gods and the asuras), bathed in this pushkarini and married Vishnu thereafter.

Mangalagiri Lakshmi Narasimha

Mangalagiri is situated between Vijayawada and Guntur on Chennai-Kolkata national highway No.5. It is at 19 kilometres from Guntur, and 12 kilometres from Vijayawada.
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When the Jaggery water is actually poured into the mouth of the Lord, a gargling sound is clearly audible as if the Lord is actually drinking it and the sound becomes shriller and shriller as and when the Lord is drinking. The sound will come
to a stop after sometime and the balance of the jaggery water is thrown out. This phenomenon happens not once in a day but is a recurring feature during the course of the day as and when devotees offer panakam.


  1. super,......r we going here this time?

  2. yes, we are, all the panchanarasimhar temples.

  3. Pilgrimage July 2011
    Last year we had a nice pilgrimage to Mattapalli, Vedadri, Vadapally, Mangalagiri (Lakshmi Narasimha Temple)
    Since we reached Mangalagiri in the evening we couldn't make for Panaga Narasimhar.

    This year we (18 of us) are blessed to have His dharshan.
    I can never forget in my life how I felt blessed in His presence in Panakala Narasimha swamy garbagraham.
    I recited mantraraja patha slokam continuously with my heart filled with love towards Him.

    Its not a myth. Panakala Narasimha swamy drinks just the half of the panakam that is offered to Him in pots. We can hear gargling sound and after half of the panakam is poured into His mouth, the sound stops and the remaining is given to us as Prashadam. And no ants inside garbagraham.

    Panakala Narasimha Swamy temple priest explained with love and devotion about the shanka shakra inside narasimha perumal devine mounth. Not in many temples you can find such devotion and patience filled priest.

    To Note
    1. Panakala Narasimha Swamy Temple is very very sacred place. Its a swayam vyakta kshetram.
    We should keep this in mind and go there with full devotion.

    2. Temple opens at 7am. Avoid breakfast on that day and have Narasimha prasadam (Jaggerry water) as your breakfast.

    3. You dont have to climb the stairs and there is a road to reach Panakala Narasimha swamy temple through your vechicle.

    4. Please switchoff cellphones.

    5. Dont talk anything. Just say prayers and be with God.

  4. Do you have the Phone no's of all the PANCHA NARASIMHA KSHETRAMS ?

  5. Do you have the Phone No's of all the PANCHA NARASIMHA KSHETRAMS ?