Lakshmi Narashimha Swamt is in Agiripalli. It is 25kms from Vijayawada. This temple is dedicated to Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.
Legend and Stories
According to puranas it is about 4000 years old temple. There are some archaeological evidences to confirm that the Temple and Pushkarini are present from 15th Century onwards. In 1561A.C a devotee arranged garden, Bhoga Mantapam. In olden days flowers from this garden were sent to Bhadrachalam Sita Rama Swamy. One has to climb 740 steps to reach the temple. There is no ghat road. King named Subhamatudu did penance invoking Lord Vishnu. When Lord Vishnu appeared before him he asked Lord to stay on his head along with his consort Mahalakshmi. Lord Vishnu told him to pray for Lord Siva to fulfill his wish. He did so and as a result he took the shape of a hill which is called as Sobhanachala. According to the wish of Sobhanachala Lord Siva and Lord Vishnu stayed on that hill.
Kartika Masa Utsavas are celebrated with great pomp and show Radhotsavam on Radha Saptami Brahmostavam in Magha Masam.
Those who have Kuja Dosham and whose marriage is delayed will get married soon after performing Kalyanam of Vyagra Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy in this temple.
Andhra is well connected to other parts of the world though the international airport at Hyderabad- the capital city. About 5,085 kilometer of the railways route covering the state of Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh is well connected to other parts of the country through the road network.
Shobhanachala Swamy Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Peace of mind
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The temple is open from the 8.00Am to 11.30 Am and from 5.00 PM to 7 Pm.