Famous Temples to visit in Guntur

Guntur is one of the popular districts of Andhra Pradesh Known for its ancient and historic Hindu temples.

Some of the popular places of historic importance in Guntur district are -

Amaravathi (Andhra's New Capital city), Kondaveedu Fort near Phirangipuram village, Undavalli Caves, Ethipothala Waterfalls and Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, Nagarjunakonda (Small Island having ancient remains of Buddhist structures), Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary, Prakasam Barrage, Guthikonda Caves and Bhattiprolu (Buddhist Maha Stupa).

Some popular temples to visit in Guntur are:

Kotappakonda Trikoteswara Swamy Temple

Kotappakonda Trikoteswara Swamy Temple present on the holy hill Kotappakonda is located 13 km south-west of Narasaraopet city, Guntur is attracting many pilgrims throughout the year.

Kotappakonda Trikoteswara Swamy Temple
Kotappakonda Temple 

The primary deity of this temple is Lord Shiva and is worshipped here as Sri Trikoteswara Swamy. The temple got its name from the three hills named after Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara.

Kotappakonda Tirunallu (festival) is celebrated at a grand scale in this temple and lakhs of devotees participate with great enthusiasm in this event.

Temple Timings:

Morning: 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

How to Reach:

Kotappakonda temple can be easily reached from Guntur (60 km), Chilakaluripet (21.5 km), Narasaraopet (19.1 km) and Vijayawada (98.9 km).

Contact Information:

Sri Trikoteswara Swamy Temple
Narasaraopet Mandal
Guntur District
Andhra Pradesh
Pincode: 522601

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Mangalagiri Temple

Mangalagiri (The Auspicious Hill) is one of the famous temples of Lord Vishnu in India. The primary deity of Mangalagiri temple is Lord Narasimha Swamy (Incarnation of Lord Vishnu).

Mangalagiri Temple
Mangalagiri Temple

There are three Lord Narasimha Swamy temples present in Mangalagiri.

Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple present on the hill
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple present at the foot of the hill
Gandala Narasimha Swamy present at the top of the hill (Where devotees can lit the deepam)

Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is present on a dormant Volcanic hill. The main idol of Panakala Narasimha Swamy has a wide open mouth through which the priests pour the sacred Jaggery water called as Panakam.

Devotee believe that this Jaggery water keeps the hill in a dormant stage and prevents Volcanic eruption.

Temple Timings:

Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

Morning: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

Morning: 5:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Evening: 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM

How to Reach:

Mangalagiri temple can be easily reached from Vijayawada (15.1 km), Guntur(28.5 km) and other major cities of India.

Contact Information:

Mangalagiri Temple
Main Bazar Rd
Guntur District
Andhra Pradesh
Pincode: 522503

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Amaravathi Amareswara Swamy Temple

Amaralingeswara Temple present in Amaravathi village is dedicated to Lord Shiva as Amareswara Swamy is one of the famous Pancharama Kshetras in India. The 5 ancient Lord Shiva Pancharama temples are present in: Amararama (Amaravathi), Draksharama (Draksharamam), Somarama (in Bhimavaram), Ksheerarama (Palakol) and Kumararama (Samalkota).

The consort of Lord Amareswara Swamy is Goddess Bala Chamundika. The Shiva Lingam at Amaravathi is very tall and the Pujari/Archaka need to climb a platform to perform the daily rituals and Abhishekam.

Visitors can see a red stain on top of the Shiva Lingam even today, as a nail has been hit on top of the Shiva Lingam to stop its growth. Mahashivaratri is celebrated with great devotion at this temple.

Amaravathi temple is located just 32.8 km from North-West of Guntur on the banks of sacred Krishna River. Amaravathi Temple is visited by many pilgrims throughout the year.

Temple Timings: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Contact Information:

Sri Amareswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam
Guntur District
Andhra Pradesh
Pin code: 522020

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Bapatla Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple

Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy temple in Bapatla is an ancient temple built in the 5th century by a Chola king named Krimikantha. the temple was later renovated by Raja Venkatadri Nayudu or Sri Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu as Bhavanarayana Swamy. The temple is under the control of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The temple is at a distance of around 49 km from Guntur city.

Annual Brahmotsavam, Chariot festival and all major Hindu festivals are celebrated with great religious zeal and enthusiasm at Bhavanarayana Swamy temple. The temple has a Dravidian style architecture.

Temple Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Contact Information:

Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple
13th Ward
Satyannarayana Puram
Andhra Pradesh
Pincode: 522101

Macherla Sri Lakshmi Chennakesava Swamy Temple

Sri Lakshmi Chennakesava Swamy Temple is a famous 13th century temple in Macherla dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the divine form of Chennakesava Swamy. This ancient temple is built here during the period of the Haihaya Kings.

Palanati Brahma Naidu, who was the minister for the administration of Palnadu ruled by Haihaya King Nalagama, was responsible for the construction of this popular Chennakeshava Swami temple in Macherla town.

The annual festival celebrated on a grand scale here in this temple.

Macherla is just 23 km away from Nagarjuna Sagar.

The famous Palnadu War took place at Karampudi between Macherla and Gurajala between 1176 AD – 1182 AD. Nearby tourist attraction is Ethipothala Waterfalls which is at a distance of around 8 km from Macherla.

Temple Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Contact Information:

Lord Laxmi Chennakesava Temple
Andhra Pradesh
Pincode: 522426

Ponnur Temples

Ponnur Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple

Ponnur Anjaneya Swamy Temple

Pedakakani Bhramaramba Malleswara Swamy Temple

Chebrole Chaturmukha Brahma and Lord Nageswara Swamy Temple

Tenali Vykuntapuram Venkateswara Temple

Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple (Vaikunta Puram) - Tenali

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A trip to Guntur is incomplete without visiting the famous Vijayawada Kanaka Durga temple, which is just 35 km away from Guntur.

Interesting Facts about Guntur:

Guntur city is best known for Chilli export and has the largest Chilli Market Yard in (Asia).

Mangalagiri is the abode of Lord Narshima Swamy on a dormant Volcanic hill. It is considered that the tradition of pouring Jaggery Juice (Panakam) has kept this Volcano in dormant stage.

The Tobacco Board headquarters is present at (Guntur).

The famous Palnati Yuddham took place in Guntur district at Karempudi on the banks of Naguleru River between 1178-1182 AD.

Author Note:

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