The Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple in Mattapalli is one of the Pancha Narasimha Kshetras.
This Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple is one of the oldest and most impressive and ancient temples of Telangana. It has an idol of Yoga Narasimha Swamy, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The deity has a body armor or Kavacham made of silver and a mustache. The face of the shrine is that of a fierce lion as the incarnation of Vishnu here is shown as half man and half lion. The history of the temple is said to be dated back to 13th Century.
This temple is located in the Mattapalli village in Nalgonda district, 25 km from Huzurnagar Taluk and is considered as one of the Pancha Narasimha Kshetras. There are three idols of Sri Yogananda Lakshmi Narasimha Swami, Sri Rajyalakshmi Thaayar and Sri Chenchu Lakshmi Thaayar.
Many Lord Narasimha Swamy temples of Telangana are housed within caves. This Yoga Narasimha Swamy temple is also located in a cave. The Sanctum Sanctorum towards the west is reached by a tapered walkway. The main hall where the shrine is placed is huge and measures 24 feet x 45 feet. Comprising of 21 pillars below a cement roof, there is another hall smaller than the previous one on the north door with 5 pillars.
Some finest specimens of rock sculpture can be found in this temple. One such striking piece of art is found capping the main door of the sanctum sanctorum showing the theme of Gaja Lakshmi. It shows two elephants facing each other with their trunks raised up. Another beauty is the sculpture of Lord Narasimha found on the Garbha Griha seated in the yogic posture of Padmasana and holding a Chakra in his upper right hand and Sankha in his left hand and resting his lower left hand on his knee. However, his lower right hand is not to be seen. Yet another sculpture is that of the divine serpent Shesha giving the impression as if spreading its hood over the Lord’s rock sculpture and measuring about 1 foot in height.
Towards the left of the rock sculpture is the stone image of Lakshmi, the associate of Lord Vishnu. The Goddess can be seen sitting on a lotus with the Makuta or crown on her head and her upper hands holding lotus. The Abhaya and Suchi postures are seen on her lower hands. Another vigraha of Rajya Lakshmi can be seen below this image, mounted for devotees to offer observances to the Goddess as the original idol of Goddess Lakshmi is not accessible to them.
The absence of the pradakshinapath around the sanctum sanctorum makes this Yoga Narasimha temple distinctive from other temples of Telangana. In order to complete this customary, the pious devotees round the holy pillars or the Dhwajasthambha. Instead, they can also circle the stone image of Hanuman facing the main idol.
This Yoga Lakshmi Narasimha temple located on the banks of the River Krishna, it has steps from the river leading to the temple to help devotees. There is also the Ramanuja Kutam or the kitchen in the temple where the Naivedya is prepared.
This Narasimha Swamy Temple is another feather in the cap of Telangana architecture. It has rock sculptures of Gods and Goddesses which are honored and worshipped by many pios devotees. The temple received huge footfalls in the months of January for Vaikuntha Ekadasi and May during the Kalyana Mahotsava. Both these festivals are celebrated with great splendor and joy.
Special Attractions of Narasimha Swamy Temple Mattapalli:
The rock sculptures in the temple help attract tourists to this old historical temple of Telangana.
The gorgeous temple carvings is another exceptional fascination for tourists.
How to reach Narasimha Swamy Temple Mattapalli:
Huzurnagar, located 25 kms from Mattapalli, can be easily accessed by bus, car, and private taxis and also trains form Kodada and Miryalaguda.
A state bus also ply from Nalgonda. Many private vehicles operate from Huzurnagar to reach Mattapalli.
Many buses run from all major cities of Telangana to Huzurnagar. Plenty of buses are available from Huzurnagar.
Where to stay:
Huzurnagar has good and relaxed accommodation like the Hotel Vasundhara Biryani for tourists who visit Mattapalli.
Another such hotel in Mattapalli is Hotel Karunamaya.
Tourists have another budget option being the Sai Durga Mess in Kodad.
Mattapalli also has Brahman Sathrams and Arya Vysya Sathrams for tourists.
Nearest Railway Station: Mellacheruvu Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Mattapalli.
Sri Rajya Lakshmi Sametha Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple Distance:
From Hyderabad 215 km
From Nalgonda 103 km
From Vijayawada 142 km
Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple Timings: 5.00 am to 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Pooja Timings on Special Occassions:
06.00 Viswaroopam and Abhishekham after removing kavachams
07.00 to 10.00 Darsanam
07.30 Balabhogam and Viniyogam
10.00 Sahasranama Archana
16.00 Reopening of Temple doors and Archana
17.00 to 19.00 Darsanam
19.00 Naivedyam and Viniyogam
Sevas and Archanas Details
Note: All Sasvata Sevas/Archanas Will Be Performed During Life Time Of Donor Only.
|Sasvata Kalyanam (Daily)||Daily Santi Kalyanam With Gotram, Name Of Donor Will Be Performed Lifetime.||Rs 2352; 12,116|
|Sasvata Kalyanam (Annual)||Santi Kalyanam Will Be Performed Annually On The Day Chosen By The Donor With His Gotram & Name.||Rs 2352; 4,116|
|Sasvata Abhishekam (Daily)||Abhishekam Will Be Performed Daily With His Gotram & Name.||Rs 2352; 10,116|
|Sasvata Abhishekam (Annual)||Abhishekam Will Be Performed On The Day Chosen By The Donor Annually.Prasadam Will Be Sent.||Rs 2352; 3,116|
|Sasvata Poolangi Seva (Daily)||Flower Decoration To The Lord Daily With Gotram & Name Of Donor.||Rs 2352; 5,116|
|Sasvata Poolangi Seva (Annual)||Flower Decoration To The Lord Annually On The Day Chosen By The Donor With His Gotram & Name.||Rs 2352; 1,116|
|Sasvata Sahasranama Archana (Daily)||Sahasranamarchana To The Lord Daily With Gotram & Name Of Donor||Rs 2352; 5,116|
|Sasvata Sahasranama Archana (Annual)||Sahasranamarchana To The Lord Annually On The Day Chosen By The Donor With His Gotram & Name.||Rs 2352; 1,116|
|Sasvata Kunkuma Archana To Sri Rajyalakshmi Tayar (Daily)||Kunkumarchana To The Tayaru With Gotram & Name Of Donor Daily.||Rs 2352; 3,616|
|Sasvata Kunkuma Archana To Sri Rajyalakshmi Tayar (Annual)||Kunkumarchana To The Tayaru Annually On The Day Chosen By The Donor.||Rs 2352; 716|
|Sasvata Ashtottara Puja (Daily)||Ashtottarapuja To The Lord Daily With Gotram & Name Of Donor.||Rs 2352; 3,616|
|Sasvata Ashtottara Puja (Annual)||Ashtottarapuja To The Lord Annually On The Day Chosen By The Donor With His Gotram & Name.||Rs 2352; 716|
|Abhishekam To Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy For 40 Days||Daily Abhishekam To The Lord For 40 Daily With Gotram & Name Of Donor.||Rs 2352; 1,516|
|Abhishekam to the lord for 11 days with gotram name of donor||–||Rs 2352; 716|
|Ashtottarapuja To The Lord For 40 Days With Gotram Name Of Donor||–||Rs 2352; 616|
|Ashtottarapuja To The Lord For 11 Days With Gotram Name Of Donor||–||Rs 2352; 216|
On every friday, seva for Andal at 6.00 pm with the procession by devotees.
Adhyayana utsavas precede the annual festival of the Lord for 3 days from Chaithra Sudhdha Dasami to Dvadasi. The annual festival is celebrated from Chaithra Sudhdha Trayodasi to Bahula Tadiya.
Ugadi, Sri Raama Navami, Sri Nrusimha Jayanthi, Sri Krishna Jayanthi, Vijaya Dasami, Vaikuntha Ekadasi, Dhanurmasa Aaradhanam and Sankaranthi are the festivals celebrated in this temple.
On the occasions of the Brahmotsavas, Mukkoti Ekadasi and Nrusimha Jayanthi, about 5000 devotees from local and surrounding areas gather. During these days, dramas, dances, harikatha, bhajan and songs afford entertainment to the devotees. During these days the temple devestanam offers free food for all piligrims.
Sri Rajya Lakshmi Sametha Yoga Narasimha Swami Temple