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Sri Kariya Manikyaswami Temple

Sri Kariya Manikyaswami Temple, also known as Sri Perumala Swami Temple, is located at Nagari, in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. It is about 51 km from Tirupati. The presiding deity is Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Lord Vishnu killed Makara (a crocodile) and saved Gajendra (an elephant) at this place. This episode is referred to as the ‘Gajendra Moksham’ in the Bhagavata.

Kanchi Garuda Seva, Rathasaptami and Vaikuntha Ekadasi are the major festivals celebrated amid much pomp and splendor.

Updated on 25th December, 2014
District: Chittoor


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