Sri Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is situated at the foot of the hills of Penchalakona Valley. Sthalapurana was a famed place as Thapovan of Kanvamaharshi who performed penance. The river Kandaleru as it is now called originates from the waterfalls of the mountain ranges on the west and the south had another name Kanva Revu. The river flows through Rapur and empties itself in the Bay of Bengal, Near Krishnapatnam.
About 670 years ago the Garbhalayam which had gradually been left neglected is in a state of virtual collapse. Here two stones inter twisted to from a Lion’s Head at the Top. Hence the Lord is called Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy In Telugu Penu means twist and Sila is stone. After killing Hiranya Kasipa as Narasimha, Lord Vishnu married Chenchu Lakshmi in Bhairagikona, a place at a short distance from Penusilakonda and killed the rakshasas who were torturing Rishis. The Lord, Vishnu used to visit the lake every Saturday and as evidence a Silver Umbrella rose from the Lake. The deity is a very powerful are renowned as the saviour of chaste women.
Everyday Gollaboyavaru used to go to the Kona to graze his cattle regularly from Gonupalli. One day Boyaduvaru saw an oldman who told him that Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy established himself in Kona. He asked boyavaru to go straight to the village head and inform of this miracle. He asked boyadu to instruct the villagers as well. But as inclination pinched him, he turned back to see the old man. To his astonishment the old man transformed himself into a rock.
After some time the village head dreamt of the situation and accepted that the miracle was true. Then, the village head proceeded to built a temple and appointed Archakas to perform Pooja to the deity regularly.
Timings to visit Sri Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
06:30 AM – 12:30 PM | 03:00 PM – 07:30 PM
Festivals celebrate at Sri Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
Penchala Swamy Festival – Vysakha Suddha Dwadasi to Bahula Padyami
Sevas Perform at Sri Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
|1||5.00 AM||Suprabhatha Seva|
|3||5:30 AM||Abhishekam (Aarjitha Seva)|
|4||6:30 AM||Sarva Darshanam|
|5||7:30 AM||Sahasra Naamarchana, Mantra Pushpam, Bala Bhoga Nivedana|
|6||8:30 AM||Veda Paarayanam|
|7||10:30 AM||Sree Vaarla Nitya Kalyanam (Aarjitha Seva)|
|8||11:30 AM||Maha Nivedhana|
|9||4:00 PM||Sree Swamy Vaari Sahasra Naamarchana (Aarjitha Seva)|
How to Reach Sri Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
By Air: Tirupati International Airport – 107 km,
By Train: Nellore Railway Station – 75 km, Tirupati Railway Station – 115 km, Cuddapah Railway Station – 140 km,
By Bus: Cuddapah – 140, Badvel – 110, Rapur – 28 km,
Sri Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Penchalakona, Rapur Mandal, SPSR Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh, India, 524414.
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