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Brief History Of This Temple

Sri Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple is a very ancient sacred place. This temple is built according to Agama Shilpa Sastra. Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy also was known as Somasila Narasimhaswamy is manifested Himself on a huge rock in Yoga Mudra or meditative posture. Hence the shrine acquired its name as Penusila as Lord is found on a huge rock. Later it became famous as Penchalakona. This shrine is one of Nava Narasimha Kshetras. Beside the temple, Kandaleru River flows which originate from the waterfalls of the mountain ranges. It is believed that Kanva Maharshi stayed here and did penance upon Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. So the river got its name as Kanvamukhi River.

This river is also known as Kandaleru. This temple has beautiful rajagopuram with images of gods and goddesses carved on it. Lord Narasimha Swamy went to Bhairavakona to kill the demons those who were torturing Rishis. Rishis caught umbrellas for Lord, so this place is called as Chatravata. So Lord is also called as Chatravati Narasimha Swamy. As a reason, Devotees offer silver and gold umbrellas to the Lord Narasimha Swamy.

Temple Legend

Temple Legend

Legents related to This Temple

Lord Vishnu took Narasimha avataram to kill the demon Hiranyakashipa. After killed the demon Lord moved to this forest in Ugra Rupa. In order to cool His anger, Goddess Sridevi came to Him as Chenchu Lakshmi. Cenchu Lakshmi is the daughter of King for Chenchu tribe. Lord married Chenchu Lakshmi and manifested Himself here as the huge rock.

Temple Events

Temple Events

Events related to this Temple

Apart from regular poojas and abhishekams, special poojas are performed on Dasara, Navratri Utsavalu is celebrated in a grand manner. In Vaisaka Masam Brahmostavams are celebrated for 5 days on the occasion of Narasimha Swamy Jayanthi.

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Sri Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Penchalakonda

This temple belonging to the faith, Hinduism is in Nellore
Temple Timings

Temple Timings

Timings Of this Temple

6.00 am to 7.30 pm

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