Mangalagiri Sri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple - History and Images


Mangalagiri Sri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is a famous Lord Narasimha temple [fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu].

Vijayawada is at a distance of 13 km and Guntur is at a distance of 38 km from Mangalagiri. The temple comes under Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh state.

About Mangalagiri Temple:


Mangalagiri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

In Mangalagiri, visitors can find three Narshima Swamy temples. The first temple is Panakala Narasimha Swamy on the auspicious hill.

The second temple is lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy present on the foot of the Mangalagiri hill. Third temple is Gandala Narasimha Swamy temple present at the top of the sacred Mangalagiri hill.

Mangalagiri Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple

Official language spoken at Mangalagiri is Telugu.The height of Mangalagiri hill is 875 feet.


Visitors who prefer to climb the hill by walking need to cover 480 steps to reach Panakala Narasimha Swamy temple on the hill.

Alternatively, one directly reach the temple via Ghat Road. Local three-wheeler auto rickshaw can easily get you there.

There are many temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha Swamy in our country, out of which most of them are present in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states.

Other popular temples of Lord Narsimha Swamy are:
  1. Ahobilam - Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
  2. Yadagirigutta - Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
  3. Simhachalam - Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha
  4. Dharmapuri - Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
  5. Mattapalli - Yogananda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
  6. Antharvedi - Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
  7. Kadiri - Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy

Mangalagiri Temple Attractions:


The main tourist attraction at Mangalagiri is Lord Narasimha Swamy who drinks only half of the panakam (jaggery water) offered by the devotees and till today nobody knows where that jaggery water is going.

Gandala Narasimha Swamy Temple Entrance

Unlike other temples, here devotees can only see the wide mouth of Lord Narasimha Swamy opened and is covered with the metal face of the God.

When the priests offer some of the panakam to Lord Narasimhaswamy, devotees can clearly hear a gargling sound and the rest of panakam is given back to them as prasadam.

Lord Anjaneya swamy at Mangalagiri Temple

Though a large quantity of panakam is offered to God, not a single ant can be traced at Mangalagiri temple.

Mangalagiri Temple Timings:


Mangalagiri is one among the very few temples in Andhra Pradesh which closes very early in the evening around 4:30 PM.One popular belief for early closure of the temple is that Devatas from the heaven will worship the lord after midday.

Gandala Narasimha Swamy Temple

So, tourists are advised to keep in mind Mangalagiri temple timings before planning their trip.

Panakala Narasimha Swamy Temple Time: 7:00 AM to 4:30PM

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple: 5:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Prasadam Offered at Mangalagiri:


Panakam is offered to the Lord as nivedhana and the same is given to the devotees as prasadam.

Mangalagiri Panakala Swamy Temple Gopuram

Hotels near Mangalagiri Temple:


Tourists can get good food and accommodation facility at luxurious budget-friendly hotels present at Vijayawada and Guntur cities.

How to Reach Mangalagiri:




Mangalagiri temple is located on Guntur - Vijayawada road. The temple is located on Old National Highway 5 that connects Kolkata and Chennai.

By Road:

Mangalagiri can be easily reached on road from Guntur, Vijayawada, Hyderabad and Tenali by APSRTC buses and other private vehicles.

By Train:

The nearest railway station is present at Mangalagiri on the Howrah-Chennai main line. Vijayawada railway station is at a distance of around 12 km via Trunk Road.

Mangalagiri Temple Entrance

By Airways:

The nearest domestic Airport is Vijayawada Airport located at Gannavaram. The Airport is at a distance of roughly 31 km via NH 5.

Festivals Celebrated at Mangalagiri:


All major Hindu festivals are celebrated with great fervor at this temple like Narasimha Jayanthi, Maha Shivaratri, Rama Navami, Mukkoti Ekadashi and Hanumath Jayanti.

Nearest Tourist Attractions:

2. Amaralingeswara Swamy Temple at Amaravathi
4. Kotappakonda Trikoteswara Swamy Temple
5. Undavalli Caves

Mangalagiri Temple Route Map:




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