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Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, located at the foothills of Mangalagiri, is dedicated to Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaswami and his consort Rajya Lakshmi. It is a 14th century temple, which has a Gali Gopuram on its eastern gate. Built by a local chieftain, this gopuram has eleven storeys with openings facing east and west. This gopuram is supposed to be the tallest in Andhra Pradesh.

A small Garuda shrine is also seen in front of the main shrine. An ancient 'Ratha' (temple car) is a striking one with beautiful carvings depicting scenes from Mahabharata, Bhagavata and Ramayana. According to a legend, this temple was founded by the Pandava prince Yuddhishtra.

Main festivals are the 12-day Brahmotsavam in March and Vaikunta Ekadasi. Besides, Sriramnavami, Hanuman Jayanti and Narasimha Jayanti are celebrated here.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Guntur
Location: Guntur    


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