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Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Singarayakonda is one of the Holy abodes of Lord Narasimha Swamy. It is also called by Dakshina Simhachalam.

History

From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built during 1443 -1444 A.D. Later, this Temple was renovated by the Vijayanagara Kings. This temple received patronage during the reign of Krishna Devaraya of Vijayanagara dynasty in the 15th century.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Direct buses to Singarayakonda is available from Kandukur, Ongole. From Kandukur, temple is 15.6 km away From Ongole bus station, the temple is 37. 3 km away

The nearest railway station is at Singarayakonda which is 2.9 km away

By Air

The nearest international airport is at Vijayawada which is 200 km away Next nearest is at Tirupati which is 220 km from this temple.

Map

Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Singarayakonda

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Temple Legend

As per the Legends, This region was ruled by Demon Kharasura, who established a vast Kharati Dynasty. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Narasimha who used to visit this place daily for Lord Narasimha Darshan. One day, When Kharasura requested the Lord for a boon, Lord replied him that He will grant boon in his Rama Avatar. Angered Kharasura started interrupting Yajnas and Homam of the Sages. When Rama exiled from the Kingdom, during his journey towards the south, Sages requested Rama to guard their Yajna. When Rama came across Kharasura who a devotee of Narasimha, Rama installed and offered prayers to Lord Narasimha before killing the demon. It is believed that Sage Narada did penance for Lord Narasimha who appeared before him in Varaha Narasimha Avatar.

Timings and Events
Timings

Morning Hours: 7:00 am - 12:30 pm Afternoon Hours: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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