Mangalagiri Overview

Ranked 5 of 27 sightseeing in Vijayawada

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 as Panakala Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy.

At this site the temple of Sri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy has been built. Towards the right of steps that are provided to reach the temple, there is a stone inscription by Sri Krishna deva Raya of Vijayanagar. On going beyond, the foot prints of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu can be seen. Further up is the temple of Lord Panakala Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Vijay Potluri

Vijay Potluri5.0/5

104 reviews

Religious visit

Panakala Swamy Temple, Mangalagiri. It's very auspicious temple which absorb "panakam" means jaggery water in a cave. People offer panakam to God. It's a temple on a mountain, convenient to go by road or little walk by steps.

Venkata Krishna

Venkata Krishna4.6/5

1 review

Good divineful place

I visit this place frequently on business purpose. And I visit this temple compulsorily. This temple is located in Mangalagiri town which is tucked in between the "eastern ghats". And it can be reached easily through Vijayawada to Guntur highway. This temple is open from 7 am to 3 pm only and the architecture of the temple is awesome and so big. The god located here is "Panakala swami" who is located on hill here(local god). The best time to visit is during the "chandanotsavam". The public transport is "best way to cover the temple which won't cost more than 200/-". And this area is "also famous for shopping of textiles"(mangalagiri cotton sarees).

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Teja Teja

Teja Teja5.0/5

3 reviews

This is Leaning Tower of India

It has a big story in its construction. Very inspiring place. Also some more visiting spots around this like Narasimha Swamy Temple, Haailand, Kakani Temple and so on. Please visit this place and you will never forget this experience.

Jagan Devarakonda

Jagan Devarakonda5.0/5

17 reviews

Worth visiting

A very huge temple peak, worth visiting temple for offering prayers for good health and wealth with clean heart, once visited, you will be tempted to visit many number of times.

Srikanth Nagalla

Srikanth Nagalla3.6/5

2 reviews

Located on a hill

Famous temple attracts pilgrims from different parts of the places from Andhra Pradesh. It is located top of a hill, god Narasimha Swami powerful god.

Shailesh Chowdary

Shailesh Chowdary5.0/5

13 reviews

Traditional clothing is done

Good place for clothing and worship. All the traditional clothing were made over here. Mangalagiri cotton is famous over here and Panakala swamy blesses with his divine blessings.

Venaktesh Goli

Venaktesh Goli4.6/5

3 reviews

My city of handlooms

MANGALGIRI is one of the small cities in Guntur district. This city is famous for handloom products. In the city, sri lakshmi narasimha temple is one of the old temple in the world. Many people are middle class people. People were friendly. On the day of holy mela done for sri lakshmi narasimha swamy

Gayathri Gollakota

Gayathri Gollakota5.0/5

3 reviews

Must visit temple

Must visit temple for all, very much improved and the road is also being laid.

G tirupatirao

G tirupatirao0.4/5

2 reviews

Blessed visit to Vijayawada

Vijayawada is very beautiful city surrounded with blue hills and green water in Krishna river. The blessings of maa Durga has given us lot of courage.

Mr murali

Mr murali5.0/5

12 reviews

A delightful experience

Lakshmi Narasimha Swami is a very famous and good temple. It was a delightful experience.

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Madhuri allika

Famous for narasimhaswamy temple. Very ancient tem

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