The temple of Sri Narashima Swamy is located in the heart of the Town, which is popularly known to local people as guha gudi. The ancient temple is believed t be existing from Tretha Yuga. The town is located on the banks of the River Munneru, which is tributary to River Krishna.
About the Temple
During Tretha Yugam Mothgalya Maharishi with his disciples penance here in a cave and he was blessed by Lord Vishnu. Mothgalya Maharishi requested Lord Vishnu to stay back in this place along with Lakshmi. Lord came out of the pillar as Sri Lakshmi Narashima Swamy. Hence the place was known as Sthambadri. There is a sanctum for Sri Hanuman near the dwajasthambam.Garuda is seen opposite to, main Garbha Graham within the mandapam. Inner sanctum is a Cave. Sri Narashimar is seen with Thayar. He is seen only up to bust. We see Urchava vigrahas, Aandal, Maharishi idol.There is a separate sanctum for Sri Lakshmi Thayar.Paduka is seen in front of Thayar Sannidhi. Sayana Graha, of the Lord who is known as Addala Mandapam of this temple. The Devotee Sri Maddigunta Tirupataiah after got experience miracles of Lord Nagendraswamy as well as Lord Lakshmi narasimha Swamy he dedicated his life in Lord lakshmi Narasimha services. He constructed the Temple in the year 1963 and did all poojas and other services with his own hands till 1976. After that the as temple administration came under Endowment Act purview , Sri Thirupataiah had been managed the Temple as Founder till 1998 till his demise . After his death his son Sri Maddigunta Narasimha Rao has been recognised as "Founder Trustee ", and since 2000 to till date the temple affairs has been managing by Sri Maddigunta Narasimha Rao. The Founder Trustee of the temple i.e Sri Maddigunta Narasimha Rao also got experienced the miracles of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha as well as Lord Nagendra swamy. The details of the said miracles may be seen by the under given images. So by the experiences of Founders of the Temple as well as other devotees it has been proved The Garlavoddu Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is a powerful god and lord miracles are amazing one.
About the Deity
The main temple dedicated to Sri LakShmi Narasimha Swamy, and other temples dedicated to Goddess peddamma talli, and goddess Amdaallaamma talli respectively.
Legend and Stories
During Tretha Yugam Mouthgalya Maharishi with his disciples penance here in a cave and he was blessed by Lord Vishnu. Mothgalya Maharishi requested Lord Vishnu to stay back in this place along with Lakshmi. Lord came out of the pillar as Sri Lakshmi Narashima Swamy. Hence the place was known as Sthambadri. Sthala Purana says in16th century, King Pratapa Rudra, who was ruling the place was blessed by Lord here. King developed the temple and pooja was arranged according to Vaikasana Agama Sthara. Panaka Abishekam on Sundays is important here. Public believe that all their wishes are fulfilled when they worship here the Lord for 40 days.
Lakshmi Narayana Jayanthi is celebrated in grand manner. Swamy Kalyanam performed in Month of May every year.
- In "Vishaka Masam" 9 days "Brammochhavamulu" will be performed for Swamy.
- On "Toli Ekadasi" festival "Ksheerabhishakam" will be performed for Lord Laxmi Narasimha.
- In "Sravana Masam" "Andalamma" birthday celebrations will be performed.
- On Dasara festival "Semi Pooja" will be performed.
- On "Danurmasam" month "Andalamma Kovela seva" will be performed for a month.
- On "Karteeka Masam" "Akasha depam" pooja will be performed for a month.
Buses are available from all places in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to reach this temple in Garlavoddu Village in Khammam.
The nearest railway station is Kothagudem Railway Station which is 35 km away from the temple. Buses and taxis run from here to reach the temple.
The nearest airport is Vijayawada Airport in Andhra Pradesh, which is 146 km away from the temple. Buses and taxi services are available to access the temple.
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple,
Khammam District of Telangana.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).
6.00 AM to 1.00 PM and 4.30 PM to 7.00 PM
On Monday and Saturday Temple will be open till 3 P.M