The devotees have to climb about 700 steps to reach the sacred shrine, which was constructed nearly 900 years ago.
It is to Lord Vishnu Avataram and called Korukonda where koru means wish and Konda means hill in Telugu. Thus, it is a wishing hill or God who immediately heeds to the wishes of the devotees. The presiding deity here is Lord Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple and is known as “Satvika Narasimha” because he is accompanied here by his consort, Lakshmi Devi.
There are two temples of Lord Sri Narasimha Swamy in this village. One is at the top of a steep and narrow hill adjacent to the village, and the other temple at the foot of the hill Of the two temples, one is a Swayambhu and the other is installed. The Swayambhu deity is situated at about 120 mts height atop the hill. It has much sculpted beauty around it.
There are a number of shila Shasanams which have appeared at the temple as well as on the top of the hill. The temple was constructed about 700-800 years ago by the family of Parasara Bhattar, whose descendants continue to oversee the affairs of the temple as the trustees of this temple to this day.
It is said that the great sage Sri Srinatha in his poetry stated that Korukonda is “Vedadri”. And this belief is said to be supported by the shila Shasanam inscribed in the year1443 A.D
Timings to visit
06:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Festivals Celebrate at Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
- Sri Swamy Vari Kalyana Mahostavam – March.
- Telugu New Years Day – March/April.
- Sri Ramunjula vari Thiru Nakshtram – May
- Godavari Pushkara Mahostavam – July/August once in 12 Years.
- Sri Vyshnava Krishnastami.
- Sarannavarathri Utsavam – October
- Dhanurmasa Rituals – December
- Mukkoti Mahostavam – January
How to Reach Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
By Air: Rajamundry Airport – 11 km.
By Train: Rajamundry Railway Station – 24.4 km, Pithapuram Railway Station – 59.1 km, Kakinada Town Jn – 50.1 km.
By Bus: Rajahmundry – 28.1 km, Polavaram – 55.6 km, Pithapuram – 58.6 km, Kakinada – 65 km.
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Korukonda, Korukonda Mandal, East Godavari District 533289, India.
AP Official Website of Sri lakshmi narasimha swamy Temple
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