Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple (Narasimha Konda)

Location :

Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple was built on a small hill, Narasimha Kondapopularly known as Narasimha Konda, by the banks of river Penna about 15 km from Nellore. It is a Hindu pilgrimage center and the site of an ancient temple dedicated to the God Narasimha.

Sthala Purana:
VERSION 1 – Brahmanda Purana claims that the Saptarishis performed Yagnya on the top of this NARASIMHAKONDA hill.

VERSION 2 – This temple is believed to have been originally established by the great Sage

VERSION 3 – It is also believed that Lord Venkateswara set His foot on this hill top and yagnas and spiritual rituals were performed in this hill top by great sages.

It is quoted in “Aranya Knadam” of sriRamayana that the LordsriRama visited this place as part of his sojourn.

There are caves here named ‘Ashwatthama caves”. Ashwatthaama is said to have been cursed by Lord Krishna for killing the sons of Draupadi in the battlefield of Mahabharata. To get absolved of the sins, Ashwathama is still believed to be living in these caves as an immortal being and observing penance.

Narasimha Konda


According to the rock inscriptions, this temple was built by the Pallava king Narsimha Varma in the ninth century. It is believed that the sage Kashyapa established the temple on the bank of Pinakini (popularly known as Penna river
Legend goes that the sage Kasyapa established the temple on the bank of Pinakini. And the vedic scripture ‘Brahmapurana’ reveals that the seven sages (Saptarishis) performed ‘yagnam’ (Sacrifice) on the top of Narasimhakonda.
Narasimhakonda temple was constructed with the patronage of Pallava King Narasimha Varma in the 9th century, according to the inscriptions. Scriptures say that the temple in Vedagiri was where Lord Narasimha appeared following a yagam done by Kashyapa Muni. The yagam involved rituals held at three important places – Vedagiri (Narasimhakonda), Ratnagiri / Jonnawada) and Talpagiri (Ranganayakulapeta, Nellore).
As per history it is said that there are 7 devotional gundam(ponds)there and this place is very powerful and there will be a mark made by lord on hill which is clearly visible.

Unique Sight:
A visit to the abode of Lord Narasimha is memorable with the ‘gali gopuram’ visible to visitors as one enters the verdant forests of Vedagiri. The rush of pilgrims has increased substantially after having provided additional facilities there.
Festivals :
Bramhotsavams gets conducted at this temple very grandly in the month of May of every year.
Contact Details
MAIN PRIEST ; Sri Madavagiri Venkata Applachary
PHONE ; 09533458335, 09908306558
Festivals :

Bramhotsavams gets conducted at this temple very grandly in the month of May of every year.
By Road
Nellore is well connected within the state and country. Both the state and private transport operators conduct regular services and connects to the nearest cities.
By Rail
Nellore is situated between the Gudur and Viajyawada on the Chennai – Vijayawada main line.
The nearest station is Nellore

By Flight
The nearest airport is Chennai which is around 200 km away from Nellore.
The nearest Airport is Chennai International
Temple Address:
Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple (Narasimha Konda)
Jonnawada, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh

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