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Mangalagiri is one of the eight important Mahakshetrams (sacred places) in India. It is also oldest Vaishnavite Temples in the entire South India, whose presiding deity is Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. This temple was built by the Zamindar Sri Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu during the period 1807-1809.
According to a legend, the mountain on which the temple is located in the form of an elephant. This holy placed was visited by Hrasva Srungi, son of King Pariyatra. When his father came to bring him back to his kingdom, Hrasva Srungi took the shape of an elephant and became the abode of Lord Vishnu, known...