Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Mangalagiri the Divya Darshanam is the government scheme launched for poor people. Under this scheme, people can visit the famous temple in Andhra Pradesh with free of cost. This Mangalagiri temple is also one of the famous temples in AP. So that this Mangalagiri temple is present in Divya Darshanam tourism list
About Mangalagiri temple:
Mangalagiri means the holy hill. This Mangalagiri is also known as Bhimadri which is located about 13 km from Vijayawada. In this temple, Lord Vishnu worshipped as Panakala Narasimha Swamy. The mountain is in the form of elephant and temple is located in the elephant mouth
This is the place one of 8 important Mahakshetrams in India. In Mangalagiri, 3 Narasimha Swamy temples are present such as one is Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, Panakala Narasimha Swamy, and Gandala Narasimha Swamy.
History of Mangalagiri temple:
As per the legends, Pariyatra king has the son by name Hrusva Sringi born with body deformities. He went on pilgrimage and reached Mangalagiri hill and stayed there. He performed penance for Lord Narasimha for 3 years. All devatas advice the king to stay there and continue the Penance of Lord Vishnu. But King came back to his kingdom with his son. But the king took the shape of a hill as the elephant
Another legend is Lord Rama visited this Mangalagiri to attain Salvation. Pandavas elder one Yudistara installed lord Narasimha here at a foot. And on this Mangalagiri Lord Narasimha killed the demon Namuchi with self-manifested
There is the holy river called as Lakshmi Pushkarani. Here Sri Anjaneya is the Kshetra Palaka for this temple. Here Anjaneya Swamy is living for benefit of humankind. Before Rama leaving Vaikuntam, Rama asked Anjaneya Swamy to stay in that place.
About Panakala Narasimha Swamy:
Devotees used to offer the Panakam by pouring into the wide mouth of Lord. Here said that Honey was offered Krutayuga, Panakam in this Kaliyuga, Milk in Tretayuga and Ghee in Dwaparayuga. Here only half Panakam accepted by Lord and remaining will be offered to devote as Prasadam. Even there is the large quantity of Jaggery water there will be no ants present.
Temple opening timings:
Panakala Narasimha Swamy temple:
- Temple opening hours: 7 AM
- Sarva Darshan, Panakam offering, Archana, and Pooja: 7 AM to 3:30 PM
- Avasara Nivedana: 12 PM
- Maha Nivedana: 3:30 PM
- Temple closing timings: 4 PM
Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple timings:
- Temple Opens at 5 AM
- Sarva Darshan: 5:30 AM
- Morning Archana: 6 AM
- Ghoshti: 7:30 AM
- Special Archana: 7:30 AM to 11 PM
- Maharnivedana: 11:30 PM
- Temple close at 12:30 PM
- Evening: 4 PM to 08:30 PM
Here Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Brahmotsavam is the annual festival. This festival is celebrated for 11 days. Hanuman Jayanthi, Vaikuntha Ekadasi, Sri Rama Navami, Narasimha Jayanthi, Mahasivarathri and other festivals are celebrated on large scale.