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Sri Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple or Narasimha Konda is one of the must-see holy destination for pilgrims visiting Nellore distr...

Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple in Nellore - Narasimha Konda Temple

Sri Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple or Narasimha Konda is one of the must-see holy destination for pilgrims visiting Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh State in India.

The temple is present on the banks of Penna river (Pinakini or Penneru) and is dedicated to Swayambhu Lord Narasimha Swamy (Fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu).

The Godess here in Narasimha Konda is called as Chenchu Lakshmi.

Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
Narasimha Konda Temple

This abode of Lord Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is surrounded by the lush green forest or jungle of Vedagiri Hills. Narasimha Konda temple is present at a distance of roughly 15.6 km from Nellore city.

For devotees visiting the temple, a footpath has been constructed stretching over approximately 4 km to assist walkers to reach Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple on top of small Narasimhakonda hill.

A Ghat road has been constructed to enable the vehicles to reach the temple atop Narasimhakonda.

Lord Hanuman at Narasimha Konda
Lord Hanuman at Vedagiri

Narasimha Konda is at a close proximity to Jonnawada town where another famous Hindu pilgrimage center Jonnawada Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy and Kamakshi Devi Temple is present.

Devotees can cover both these temples as they are just 4.2 km apart and takes around 10 minutes to reach Jonnawada from Narasimha Konda temple.

Official language spoken at Vedagiri Temple is Telugu. Another attraction at Narasimha Konda is to see the wind turbines generating the electricity.

Narasimhakonda in Vedagiri hills

Vedagiri Temple History:

According to the ancient inscriptions found on the Vedagiri Temple walls, the temple was first built by the Pallava king, Narasimha Varma in the 9th century AD.

According to history, there are seven sacred Gundam's (Koneru) are present in Narasimha Konda which are renovated with Mandapas on Narasimha Konda.

Nellore Sri Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Konda Temple

According to the Mythology, in the very distant past mountains were blessed with wings and they were travelling from one place to another freely.

Once the Malayagiri Mountain was travelling from Kanyakumari to Himalayas, its four wings fell at different locations on the earth, namely Vedagiri, Yadagiri, Mangalagiri and Nandagiri respectively.

Sri Vedagiri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple, Narasmihakonda

The Malayagiri Mountain offered prayer to the Supreme God Vishnu, who blessed the Malayagiri and said that all four wings will transform into the places of worship in the future.

It is also believed that Lord Balaji has set his holy foot on top of Narasimha Konda.

According to Brahma Purana, Saptarishi or the Seven Sages performed spiritual Yagnas on top of the hill.

Sri Vedagiri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple

Narasimha Konda Temple Timings:

The temple is open for pilgrims from Morning 6:00 AM to Night 8:00 PM.

Vedagiri Temple Timings
Vedagiri Temple Timings

Best Time to Visit:

Many tourists visit the Veda Giri temple daily to offer prayer to Lord Narasimha Swami. Every year in the month of May, a grand festival called Brahmotsavam is celebrated with great fervor at Vedagiri temple.

Vedagiri Narasimha Swamy Temple

Food and Accommodation:

Tourists can find decent budget hotels in Nellore like Abhiram Hotel, Hotel Yesh Park and D.R. Utthama Hotel to name a few.

Many local restaurants and small eateries are present at both Narasimha Konda and Jonnawada to explore the local specialty foods.

How to reach Vedagiri Temple:

Vedagiri Narasimhakonda Temple - Nellore

Nellore city is the district headquarters of Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh. The city was called Vikrama Simhapuri until 13th Century.

The city has good road and rail networks. NH5 moves across Nellore city.

Tourists can reach the city via boat through Krishnapatnam Port, one of South Asia's biggest port located just 18 km east of Nellore city.

The Bay of Bengal is present on the eastern-peripheral of Nellore city.

By Bus:

Vedagiri temple is just 15.6 km from Nellore Bus Station. There are direct buses available to reach Nellore city from all major cities of South India like Hyderabad, Tirupati, Anantapur, Bengaluru and Chennai.

By Train:

Nellore railway station is well-connected with all major cities and towns of South India.

The trains from Nellore takes around 3 to 4 hours to reach Chennai city and around 10 to 12 hours to reach Hyderabad city.

By Flight:

The nearest air terminal is present at Chennai [175 km]. The aerial distance between Chennai and Nellore city is 156 km.

Temple Attractions near Nellore:

There are many ancient temples present in Nellore. Some of the best temples not to be skipped are:
  1. Ranganayaka Swamy Temple (Ancient 12th century temple)
  2. Jonnawada Mallikarjuna Swami Kamakshi Devi Temple
  3. Penchalakona Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
  4. Nellore Sri Raja Rajeswari Ammavari Devasthanam
  5. Golagamudi Venkaiah Swami Temple
  6. Talpagiri Ranganathaswamy Temple (6000 years old temple)

Other Tourist Attractions:

  1. Venkatagiri Fort
  2. Mypadu Beach
  3. Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
  4. Pulicat Lake
Please share your valuable thoughts on Vedagiri temple in the comments section and do visit this temple when you are in Nellore city.

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