Mangalagiri Panakala Swamy Temple, Mangalagiri, Vijayawada
Mangalagiri Panakala Swamy (Lord Narasimha Temple)
The renowned temple of Lord Narasimha, one of the nine avatars of Vishnu, is
located on the hillock at Mangalagiri, 12km’s South of Vijayawada. The unique
feature of this temple, according to the devout, is the fact that the deity
accepts only half the quantity of panakam (jaggery dissolved in water) offered
by devotees, irrespective of the quantity offered. Another site of religious
significance in Vijayawada is Hazrat Bal Mosque. A holy relic of the Prophet
Mohammed is kept here and displayed once a year. St. Mary’s church, set on a
hillock in the eastern side of the town at Gundala, is also worth visiting.
How to reach Mangalagiri
- Air : Vijayawada is connected by Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam.
- Rail : Vijayawada is well connected by rail with every city in India.
- Bus : vijayawada is well connected by road withMadras, hyderabad, Vizag,
Where to Stay
A.P. Tourism’s Krishnaveni Hotel, Sitanagaram.
- Hotel Ilapuram
- Kandhari International