Penchalakona Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple History
Lord Maha Vishnu took the form of Narasimha Swamy (Body is of Human and Head is of Lion) to kill the demon Hiranyakasyapa. Even after killing the demon, the anger was not controlled and he started roaming the forests. To control his anger, Goddess Lakshmi took the form of tribal lady ‘Chenchu Lakshmi’ to please Narasimha Swamy. Chenchu Lakshmi hugged Narasimha Swamy at this place to control the anger. Hug in Telugu called as Penu Vesukonuta. Thus the place got the name ‘Penusila’, as time passes by the name changed to Penchalakona.
Another version of Penchalakona, Lord after killing demon Hiranya Kasyapa took the bath in Penchalakona to withdraw Narasimha Avatar and shed the anger and fierceness. Lord Narasimha Swamy manifested here in Yoga Mudra. ‘Penusila Kona’ which means means ‘Huge Rock Corner’.
Somasila Narasimha Swamy is another name to the Lord here in this temple. This temple is one of the Nine manifestations of Narasimha Swamy.
It is believed that Sage Kanva did penance here.
Penchalakona Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple Festivals
Brahmotsavam starts on Vaisaka Sudda Ekadasi and goes for 5 days, celebration occurs during the months of Apr and May. Narasimha Swamy Jayanthi will be celebrated in a grand. Devotees from Kadapa, Prakasam District, Nellore, Tamil Nadu used to take part during this festival.
How to reach Penchalakona Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple?
- From Nellore, Direct bus is available at regular intervals. Temple is 78 km away
- From Tirupati, it is 113 km away.
Bus Timings at Nellore Bus Station
|5:15 am||Palle Velugu||Nellore to Penchalakona|
|7:00 am||Palle Velugu||Nellore to Penchalakona|
|8:15 am||Palle Velugu||Nellore to Penchalakona|
|9:15 am||Palle Velugu||Nellore to Penchalakona|
|10:15 am||Palle Velugu||Nellore to Penchalakona|
|11:00 am||Palle Velugu||Nellore to Penchalakona|
|12:30 pm||Palle Velugu||Nellore to Penchalakona|
|3:15 pm||Palle Velugu||Nellore to Penchalakona|
|4:15 pm||Palle Velugu||Nellore to Penchalakona|
|5:00 pm||Palle Velugu||Nellore to Penchalakona|
|6:15 pm||Palle Velugu||Nellore to Penchalakona|
|7:45 pm||Palle Velugu||Nellore to Penchalakona|
How to reach Temple ?
Direct buses are available From Gudur Bus station, Near Railway station To Rapur. From Rapur, one can reach Penchalakona.
Those who are planning from Chennai, South Gudur is the nearest station. From Chennai Central to Nellore, Local sub trains are available with fare Rs. 35 To 40 for 110 Km
Info shared by the Devotee Aravind
Penchalakona Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
Reference Link: Temple History