Antarvedi Narasimha Swamy Darshanam Timings: 6.00 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Nijaroopa Darshan : 6:00 am – 8:00 am
Abhishekam : 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Sarva Darshan : 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sarva Darshan : 2:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Darshan Tickets Price:
Free Darshan through Ramp walk.
Seegra Darshan Rs.10.00 At the entrance of Antaralayam (Steel Can).
Antaralaya Darshan with Gothra namam Rs.25.00.
Antarvedi Temple History:
In Kritayuga, Sage Sounaka and his colleagues gathered in Naimisaranya to perform Satrayaga. During their free time, they used to learn more about the renowned Shrines of India from Suta, a learned narrator. One day, they asked him about the significance of Antarvedi Shrine and of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha. Suta was pleased to tell the story. It was the story once narrated by Lord Brahma to Sage Narada. It is as follows.
Sage Vasista mingled the Goutam Branch of Godavari River into the Sea and established his ashram. Lord Brahma, in order to get relieved from his sins committed against Lord Sankara, performed Rudrayaga and installed Lord Neela Kantheswara at that place. Since that place was made a stage to perform the Yaga, it was called “ANTARVEDI”. It is nearby the Vasisthta River.
Later on, Hiranyaksha’s son Raktavilochana performed a tremendous penance for ten thousand years on the banks of the Vasishta River, meditating on Lord Siva to get his grace. Pleased with his penance, Lord Siva appeared before him and promised to bless him with whatever he would desire. Raktavilochana asked for a strange boon by which whenever blood drops fall from his body during war, the number of sand particles soaked by the blood drops would produce equal number of Rakshasas, equally strong and vigorous as himself, and after killing all the enemies, they should become one with him.
With his unusual powers, he started torturing gods, Sages, and innocent people on the Earth. Sage Viswamitra took advantage of this opportunity to take revenge on Sage Vashista, and he diverted the demon on Sage Vashista’s 100 sons. At that time, Sage Vashista was performing a penance on the banks of River Gowthami, after diverting the river to the sea. Arundhati insisted Vashista to save their children. Sage Vashista prayed to Lord Narasimha who appeared with his Garuda Vahana. Then began a fierce battle, but because of his boon, Raktha Vilochana continued to be more powerful. Lord Narasimha was aware of it and he created Maya Sakthi who came to the battlefield riding a horse. Lord asked her to stretch her tongue and cover the entire Earth in such a way that the demon’s blood drops will not touch the Earth. Finally, Lord killed the demon with his discus (chakra). He created a pool and washed his chakra and hands and hence the pool later came to known as Chakra Theertham. It is believed that whoever takes the dip in the holy Theertham will be relieved from all sins in the present life.
Here, Lord is self-manifested with his consort Lakshmi facing West direction, as requested by Sage Vashista. As Maya Sakti appeared on a horse, she is called as Aswarudambika. She is also called as Gurlakka. The blood pool which was formed from the battles was known by the name Raktakulya.
According to Brahma Purana, in Tretayuga, Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Anjaneya worshipped Narasimha swamy at this place after Killing Ravana in the war.
In Dwaparayuga, Arjuna the Pandava king worshipped the Lord here during his pilgrimage.
Another legend says that when a fisherman was fishing in the river Raktakulya, an idol of Kurma Avatar got struck in his fishing net. He thought that it was a pearl oyster and tried to open it and started hitting it with a stone. Then suddenly blood oozed from the Idol and he fell unconscious. Then a divine voice told him to keep this Idol at Lord’s feet and perform Abhishekam daily. The fisherman kept the Idol at the Lord’s feet and it is being worshipped.
Antarvedi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is located at Sakinetipalli Mandal of East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. It is regarded as one of the nine holy abodes of Lord Narasimha Swamy.
In Kaliyuga, A cowherd named Mandapati Kesavadasu discovered the Idol while grazing the cattle. Later on, Reddy Kings built the temple using bamboo sticks. As per the inscriptions, this temple was rebuilt by Kopanati Krishnamma of Agni Kula Kshatriya in 1823 A.D.
How to reach the Temple:
Rajahmundry is the nearest domestic airport which is 109 km away. Narasapuram is the nearest railway station which is at a distance of 20 km from the temple. From Narasapuram one has to travel by boat to reach the temple.
Daily Poojas and Ticket Price Details:
1) Abhishekam : Rs.100.00
2) Aasthothara Namarchana with Gotranamamulu : Rs.10.00
3) Kesa khandana : Rs.10.00
4) Vahana Pooja (two wheeler) :Rs.58.00
4) Vahana Pooja (three or more wheeler): Rs.116.00
5) Marriage : Rs.200.00
6) Namakaranam : Rs.200.00
7) Sasvatha Pooja : Rs.116.00
8) Video Charges : Rs.116.00
9) Deeparadhana : Rs.1.00
10) Bhogam : Rs.5.00
11) Annaprasanam : Rs.200.00
12) Sasvatha Kalyanam : Rs.10,000.00
13) Mokkubadi Kalyanam : Rs.1,116.00
14) Sudharshana Homam : Rs.200.00 for Daily, Rs.10,000.00 for 6 Months, Rs.20,000.00 for 1 Year.
6 A/c Suits rooms available and Rs.800/- per room
14 non A/c rooms are available ans Rs.300/- per room
Contact for more details.
Mr. A.Venkateswara Rao- 9704331103
Mr. K.Rama Rao – 9912254881
How to reach Antarvedi Narasimha Swamy Temple:
By Road: Temple is 20 km from Narasapuram Bus stand.
By Train: The nearest railway station Narasapuram 20 kms.
By Air: The nearest Airport is Rajahmundry 109 kms.
Antarvedi Narasimha Swamy Temple Address:
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple,
Andhra Pradesh – 533252