Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Breathing Narasimha - Vadapalli Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple, Nalgonda

Vadapalli Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple, Dwajasthambam
Vadapalli Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple, Dwajasthambam
The Vadapalli temple is situated in Nalgonda district near the town of Miryalaguda, at the confluence of the River Krishna and Musi River. Sri Narasimha Swamy is blessing the devotees with health and prosperity who pray him soulfully. The sacred river Krishna is having a very prominent place in the history of our country. Vadapalli is the place where river Krishna and Moosi River meet and jointly flow. Vadapalli is near to Vishnupuram of Nalagonda District and in between Bibinagar and Nadikundi Railway Stations. The coming together of these two rivers in the shape of "L" attract irresistibly the viewers. Vadapalli is also a famous place of worship for Lord Shiva's devotees. The two main temples are the Sri Lakshmi-Narasimha Swami temple and a Sri Meenakshi Agasteswara temple, which was constructed by the Kakatiya rulers in the 12th century. There, a Shivalinga is said to always hold a certain level of water, no matter how much water is removed.

Temple Gopuram
Temple Gopuram
At the confluence of these rivers, there is a very old temple of Sri Narasimha Swamy. According to the Puranas, Vyasa Bhagavan knowing the piousness of the place meditated for a long time for the manifestation of Sri Narasimha Swamy. Commiserating at the continued penance of Vysa Bhagavan Lord Maha Vishnu again transfigured as Narasimha Swamy and appeared to the former, with ferocious looks of a lion. Vyasa Bhagavan experienced that Lord Narasimha, who was taking breath with uncontrolled anger, had come to him just after killing Hiranyakasipu. He, therefore, entreated Sri Narasimha Swamy to manifest at Vadapalli in that form only. Accordingly, Sri Narasimha Swamy manifested there to bless the devotees and to alleviate their difficulties.

Main Deity Of Vadapalli Lakshmi Narasimha
Main Deity Of Vadapalli Lakshmi Narasimha
It is believed that even now that idol breathes in and let it out. The temple authorities have arranged two lamps. One of the lights of the lamp used for showing the face of the Lord will be quivering to testify the fact that the Lord is taking breath and letting it out. The light of the other lamp, which is kept below remain resolutely i.e. the second lamp, kept below, burns without any kind of flutter.

This is one of the Pancha Narasimhar kshetram (Vedadri, Vadapalli, Mattapalli, Mangalagiri, Ketavaram).

Temple Timings:

Morning Timings : 07:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Evening Timings : 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Temple Location:

Vadapalli is on the branch road near Miriyalakuda from Mattapalli (100 km) on the Guntur road running via Hoosoor Nagar. The temple is 2 km far from this branch road. It is a miracle in this temple that Lord Narasimha seems to be live in the idol form as one Lamp moves as he breathes while the other lamp remains burning still.

Temple Address & Contact Details:

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple,
Vadapalli, Nalgonda,
Phone: 99088 04566.

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