Mangalagiri

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Devarajan
8 contributions
Commercialized temple at hill top
Sep 2021
Though this is a must visit place in Vijayawada, Priests are openly asking money at Panakala temple at hill top. However, the Lakshmi Narasimha temple at the bottom of the hill is just opposite. The priests here have decorated the deity well and not demanded any money.
Written 29 September 2021
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India1,377 contributions
East Gopuram is Iconic to this temple
Jan 2021
Panakala Laxmi Narasimha Swamy temple is situated at the foot of the Auspicious Hill in Mangalagiri of Guntur District, which is in the border area between Guntur and Krishna Districts. Mangala means Auspicious and Giri means Hill. So this area is called as Mangalagiri which means Auspicious Hill. Laxmi Devi done tapas on this hill and hence it is called as Auspicious Hill.

There are three Narasimha Swamy temples in Mangalagiri. One is Panakala Narasimha Swamy temple on the hill. Another one is Laxmi Narasimha Swamy temple at the foot of the temple. Third one is Gandala Narasimha Swamy temple at the top of the hill.

This Laxmi Narasimha Swamy temple origin is traced to the time of Yudhishtira, who is the eldest of of the Pandavas. Yudishtira is said to be the founder of this temple.

This temple architecture is mesmerizing specially tallest East side Gopuram which was constructed by Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu who ruled from Amaravati. This Gopuram is one of the tallest Gopuram in south India. which is 153 Feet in Height and 49 feet Wide with 11 stories.

Temple timings:

Laxmi Narasimha Swamy temple:

Morning: 05:00 am to 01:00 pm

Evening: 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Written 11 July 2021
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Phani_Traveller
Bengaluru, India46 contributions
Narsimha Kshetra
Jan 2021 • Friends
Visited with parents. Open in the mornings. Deity is among the important Narsimha Kshetras in Twin states.
Panakam as prasadam is soul and thirst quencher.
Drivable to hill top. Off the NH between Vijayawada Guntur. Got Beautiful view of surroundings from hill top.
2 hrs (max 3 hrs if rush) round trip from Vijayawada. Must see.
Written 13 March 2021
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deshpandya
Hyderabad, India83 contributions
Devasthanam
Feb 2021 • Family
A good place to visit, we visited with family, located on the hill. panakam is offered to the god, and after darshan, we have to drink.
The price of the ticket is minimal. No crowded,
Written 27 February 2021
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SWAT
12 contributions
Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple at Mangalagiri
Jan 2021 • Family
Knowing that this place was first erected by none other than Pandavas and later temple was built by Sree Krishnafevarayalu regime.
Written 18 January 2021
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AnjanManda
Hyderabad, India1,972 contributions
Panakala Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy
Dec 2019
The temple is dedicated to Lord Narasimha.
In the temple only the face of the God is seen with the mouth wide open.
jaggery water. locally known as "Panakam", is poured as an offering to the Lord with a conch. And hence the Lord here is called Panakala Narasimhaswamy. The peculiar thing to note that even a single ant is not traceable near the Lord, nor around the temple, in spite of the offering of so much jaggery water.
Written 26 March 2020
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Tejaps
Visakhapatnam, India87 contributions
Must see place
Feb 2019
This place is close to Vijayawada and is well connected by bus than by train. The temple is close to the bus stand. Since the temple is located on a small hillock, it offers a panoramic view of the small town. But before going to the temple on the hillock, there is also another near the foot of the hill. Please see that temple also. God bless!
Written 5 January 2020
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Ashutosh M
New Delhi63 contributions
Must go temple, if near Vijaywda
Feb 2019
I visited the place on my tour to vijaywada. It is very close with plenty of bus/trains available. Magnificent temples of Lord Narsimha in the city. Three different temples at bottom, on and on top of Mangalagiri hill present different aura of lord. Must visit place.
Written 28 December 2019
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Willowbroom Sam
Houston, TX1,194 contributions
Divine place, full of history
Dec 2019
The cab driver took us through some old and bad roads. I am sure there has to be a better approach road. We winded up the hill and parked in the designated parking lot (There is supposed to be a pay and use toilet here. It was not managed. There was no water. Just for your records). We purchased some tickets to do a 'panakam" abhishekham. Panakam is a dish made of water, brown sugar , cardamom and other ingredients. There is a lot of history to this temple and a board details this very well. It also documents the gold "conch" gifeted by some king in early 700 AD that is used to do pujai. There is a vedic pandit who chants the vedas. There are TWO main places inside, one is the Narasimha swamy and the other is the place for his consort. You need to buy tickets for both the places. You will do an abhishekham using a bowl on panakam . Rest of the panakam is given to you to drink or carry in your own container. At the lakshmi gruham, pujai is done using kumkum. (This part of the temple is a walk up the stairs). Climb down, wash yourself and you are headed out of the temple. Overall a must visit for Hindus.
Written 10 December 2019
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TravelExplorer_2005
Bengaluru, India1,278 contributions
Abode of Lord Narasimha Swamy
Nov 2019
The famous Panakala Narasimha Swamy temple is here. You get a view of the place around from this hillock temple. It is believed that when Panakam (a mixture of jaggery water with spices added) is poured into the mouth of the Deity (which is open) the deity drinks half and gives away the other half portion, which is collected and distributed to devotees as panakam.

This place is a must visit place if you are going to Vijayawada.
Written 29 November 2019
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