Literally translating to 'The Auspicious Hill', Mangalagiri is one of the eight important Mahakshetrams of India. From all the directions, the hill looks like an elephant. built by the Zamindar Sri Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu during the period 1807-1809, it is one of the oldest Vaishnavite Temples in the entire South India. The temple of Sri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy is situated on the hill. There was a cave next the devi temple on the hill which is said to have been used by the sages to take bath in Krishna River. It is however not open for public anymore. There are evidences of Tapasvins and Buddhist monks living in this cave in early times.
The hill temple is open from6.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. The foothill temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. According to legends, Lord Sri Rama visited this hill as guided by Sri Anjaneya. There is a shrine for Mother Mahalakshmi behind the temple. there is a stone inscription by Sri Krishna deva Raya of Vijayanagar and on going further beyond one can see the foot prints of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Sri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Brahmothsavam has a very important annual festival which is believed to have been inaugurated by Dharmaraja at the behest of Lord Krishna. It sees visitors from all across the country during the celebration.
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