Mattapalli Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple Timings:
Morning: 5.00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Evening: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Pooja Timings on Special Occasions:
5:00 AM Suprabhatam
6:00 AM Viswaroopam and Abhishekham after removing kavachams
7:00 AM to 10.00 AM Darsanam
7:30 AM Balabhogam and Viniyogam
10:00 AM Sahasranama Archana
12:00 Noon Dvarabandhanam
4:00 PM Reopening of Temple doors and Archana
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Darsanam
7:00 PM Naivedyam and Viniyogam
7:30 PM Kavaatabandhanam
Mattapalli Narasimha Swamy Temple Presiding Deities:
Sri Yogananda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, Sri Raajyalakshmi and Sri Chenchu Lakshmi.
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.
Attractions Mattapalli Narasimha Temple:
The rock sculptures in the temple help attract tourists to this old historical temple of Telangana.
The gorgeous temple carvings are another exceptional fascination for tourists.
How to reach Mattapalli Narasimha Temple:
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
Mattapalli Yoga Narasimha Sevas/Archanas Details:
Note: All Sasvata Sevas/Archanas Will Be Performed During Life Time Of Donor Only.
1) Sasvata Kalyanam (Daily)
2) Sasvata Kalyanam (Annual)
3) Sasvata Abhishekam (Daily)
4) Sasvata Abhishekam (Annual)
5) Sasvata Poolangi Seva (Daily)
6) Sasvata Poolangi Seva (Annual)
7) Sasvata Sahasranama Archana (Daily)
8) Sasvata Sahasranama Archana (Annual)
9) Sasvata Kunkuma Archana To Sri Rajyalakshmi Tayar (Daily)
10) Sasvata Kunkuma Archana To Sri Rajyalakshmi Tayar (Annual)
11) Sasvata Ashtottara Puja (Daily)
12) Sasvata Ashtottara Puja (Annual)
13) Abhishekam To Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy For 40 Days
14) Abhishekam to the lord for 11 days with gotram name of donor
15) Ashtottarapuja To The Lord For 40 Days With Gotram Name Of Donor
16) Ashtottarapuja To The Lord For 11 Days With Gotram Name Of Donor
On every Friday, Seva for Andal at 6.00 pm with the procession by devotees.
Mattapalli Yoga Narasimha Temple Festivals:
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 pilgrims.
How to reach Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple in Mattapalli:
By Road: There are RTC buses available which ply to Huzurnagar from all the major cities of Telangana. From Huzurnagar, Mattapalli is 25 km to reach by road. Several Government buses and private taxis are available from Huzurnagar and Nalgonda to reach Mattapalli Temple.
By Train: Trains are available from Kodada and Miryalaguda and the Nearest Railway Station is Mellacheruvu Railway Station to Mattapalli.
Brahman Sathrams and Arya Vysya Sathrams, Hotel Vasundhara, Hotel Karunamaya in Huzurnagar provides good and comfortable accommodation for tourists visiting Mattapalli.
For any information you can contact:
State Tourism Department: 040-23450444
Mattapalli Yoga Narasimha Temple Address:
Sri Rajya Lakshmi Sametha Yoga Narasimha Swami Temple