Sri Malyadri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is also called Malakonda Temple, Malyadri and is manifested on the hill of Malakonda at Valetivari Palem, Prakasham, Andhra Pradesh. The Presiding deity is Lord Narasimha Swamy along with Goddess Lakshmi Devi. This temple is one of the famous and vital holy abodes of Narasimha Swamy. Mala means flowers, and Adri means hills. Devotees have to climb 970 steps to reach the temple. The way of the temple is covered with flowers and rocks.
The temple has another way which is just 2 km from down to the top hill. This temple also has two holy rivers like River Krishna flowing towards the North and River Penna flowing towards the south. The rock near to the temple resembles the one on Gowardhan Mountain that Lord Krishna lifted upon his litter finger. Devotees take rest under this rock.
There are the seven famous Teerdams for Lord Vishnu like:
- Narasimha Teerdam
- Kapila Teerdam
- Agasthya Teerdam
- Varuna Teerdam
- Jothi Teerdam
- Sankara Teerdam
- Indra Teerdam
Malakonda Narasimha Swamy Temple Timings:
Sri Malyadri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple opens at 4:00 AM and will be closed at 5:45 PM.
Only on Saturday’s devotees are allowed for Darshan and the remaining days are unable to get swami Darshan.
Malakonda Narasimha Swamy Temple Saturdays Sevas:
Tirumanjanam: 4:00 AM to 4:30 AM
Pushpalankarana and Nivedana: 4:30 AM to 5:00 AM
Sahasranamarchana, Darshan: 5:00 AM to 5:30 AM
Noon Darshan: 5:30 AM to 12:00 Noon
Maha Nivedana: 12:00 Noon to 12:30 PM
Astotharam and Darshan: 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Alayasudhi: 5:30 PM to 5:45 PM
Malyadri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple History:
Lord Vishnu and Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi were taking rest on the Adishesha on PalaSamudram. He said to his wife, if you want anything, tell me I do it for you. She smiled and said that “I got a good husband in my life, but there are no Divya Kshetras on earth.
Devotees are facing problems without god darshan, So Please create Kshetras for them”. Lord Vishnu accepted, and he said to Vanamala to make an excellent hill on earth. So that hill Vanamala has changed into Malyadri. This hill contains different types of trees, birds, animals and different shapes of a big stone.
Malyadri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Importance:
The Importance of the temple is that Lord is visited and worshipped only on Saturdays by Devotees. Here, Lord Narasimha is worshipped by all Deities, Devamunis, Yakshas, Gandharvas and Siddhas on the other six days (ie from Sunday to Friday) and by Devotees only on Saturdays.
The Malakond Narasimha Swamy is also known as “Santhana Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy” as He bestows the childless couple with children. If any childless couples visit this Narasimha temple in Jyeshta Month and lit the Diyas(lamp) with cow ghee for 3 continuous Saturdays then their wishes are fulfilled and attain child.
There is one more legend saying that once Sachi Devi requested Lord to bless her with a beautiful and intelligent child. Upon the instructions of Sharirvani she performed puja to this Lord with utmost devotion for 3 Saturdays by lighting the diyas with cow ghee and delivered a beautiful child. Since then it is an age-old practice to worship this Lord in this form to attain children.
Malayadri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Sevas:
Asthotram – All pilgrims should wear traditional dress for Sevas / Darsanams
Kunkumarchana – Women should wear “a sari or a half sari or churidar with an upper cloth.
How To Reach Sri Malayadri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple:
Nellore International Airport is 99 km, Donakonda Airport is 114 km and Vijayawada International Airport is 245 km from the temple.
The nearest railway station to reach the temple is Singarayakonda railway station.
Buses are available easily in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to reach Malakonda temple.
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple Address:
Andhra Pradesh – 503165.
Phone: 9491000732, 9848424731.