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Penchalakona Temple – History, Timings, Accommodation, Kalyanam, Images

About Penchalakona Temple :

Sri Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple (Penchalakona Temple) is located at Penchalakona in the Andhra Pradesh district of Nellore. Penchalakona is a village in Andhra Pradesh, India, 70 km west of Nellore, in the Rapur Mandal district of Nellore. The village’s complete population consists of several Hindus Cast, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes sub-communities. Agriculture, agricultural labor, and other traditional occupations are the people’s major means of living. The Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Penusila is located at the foot of Hill to the Penchalakona Valley.

Penchalakona Temple History:

Avatar of Vishnu, usually 4th of the 10 main avatars. Lord Vishnu took Narasimha avatar to kill Hiranyakasipa. Goddess Sridevi went in a disguise of Chenchu Lakshmi (name of a tribe living in that region), the king’s daughter for that tribe, to calm Narasimha Swamy’s anger. Lord married Chenchu Lakshmi and became the tribe’s Son in Law. In this temple, therefore, Chenchu tribes are provided significance. Lord looks like he’s hugging Chechu Lakshmi (penavasukovatam), so he’s called Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. It is called Penchula Narasimha as days pass by.

The Lord’s picture is self-manifest (SWAYAMBHU). Two rocks twisted from the top of a Lion’s Head. Therefore the Lord is called “PENUSILA LAKSHMI NARASIMHA SWAMY” In Telugu “PENU” means “twist” and “SILA” means stone.

Penchalakona Temple Story:

Gollaboyadu used to go to the Kona every day to graze his cattle from Gonupalli on a regular basis. One day, Boyadu saw an old man telling him that he was founded in Kona by Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. He told boyadu to go directly to the head of the village and inform this miracle. He also told the villagers to be instructed by boyadu. But as he was pinched by tendency, he turned back to see the ancient guy. The old guy converted himself into a rock to his amazement.

The village head dreamed of the situation after some time and accepted the miracle to be true. Then, a temple was built by the village head and Archakas was assigned to conduct Pooja frequently to the Deity. Every year from Vysakha Suddha Dwadasi to Bahula Padyami, Sri Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy as the Penchala Swamy festival is celebrated for five days. Devotees are fulfilling their vows and giving the Deity hair. It is an ancient festival restricted to nearby districts like Cuddapah and Nellore.

Penchalakona Temple Timings:

Morning: 4.30 am -12.30 pm

Evening: 3.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Penchalakona Accommodation: A/C and Non A/C rooms are available in Sri Lakshmi Nilayam Choultry. Start with Non A/c Rs.200 and A/C Rs.1000. And also other private room’s also available price range starts from 1000.

Penchalakona Temple Rooms Booking Online:

To stay at penchalakona there is no penchalakona accommodation online booking system.

how to book rooms in penchalakona:

To do penchalakona rooms booking, we have to come directly to penchalakona and book the rooms. We have different private resorts and guest house to stay.

Penchalakona Kalyanam:

Penchalakona Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Kalyanotsavam Timings, Cost of penchalakona kalyanam tickets and booking

Timings: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ticket Cost: Rs.1116

No.of Persons allowed: 2

Kalyanam will be performed daily


The Utsava deities (Narasimha Swamy and Lakshmi Devi) will perform Kalyanam. Couples for the family well-being used to participate in the Seva. kalyanam is usually performed in search of the divine blessings for the happy married life and the prosperity of all humanity. Kalyanam involves Pratisara Bandhana, Agnipratishta, Vastra Samarpana, Maha Sankalpam, Kanyadanam, Mangalya Dharana and Varanamayiram.

Kalyanam is conducted every day. Tickets can be bought over the counter an hour in advance.

Penchalakona Temple Address: Sri Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Penchalakona, Rapur, Andhra Pradesh 524414

Kandaleru River: The river Kandaleru as it is now called, originated from the waterfalls of the mountain ranges on the west and south, had another name Kanva Yeru. The river flows through Rapur Taluk and empties itself into the Bay of Bengal, near Krishnapatnam.

Kandaleru Dam:

The Kandaleru river as it is now called comes from the waterfalls of the mountain ranges oKandeleru Dam is an irrigation project constructed on the Kandaleru river in Rapur Mandal, Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh, India. The KANDALERU river as it is now called comes from the waterfalls of the mountain ranges oKandeleru Dam is an irrigation project constructed on the Kandaleru river in Rapur Mandal, Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh, India.

It’s about 12 km of an earth dam. Gross storage capacity is 72 billion cubic feet. A head regulator, a spillway and a sundial are included in the dam. Shri Gudimella Raghupathi was the lead an engineer who designed and constructed the sundial in this dam.

penchalakona to nellore bus timings:

5.30 AM, 6.30 AM,7.15 AM, 8.15AM,10.00AM, 12.00PM, 1.00PM, 2.15PM, 3.30PM,4.45PM and 6.00PM

nellore to penchalakona temple bus timings:

5:15AM, 6.00 AM,8:15AM, 9:15AM, 10:15AM, 11:00AM, 12:30PM, 3:15PM, 4:15PM,5:00 PM, 6:15 PM ,7:45 PM

penchalakona temple to waterfalls:

penchalakona waterfalls are  23 km from penchalakona temple

Best time to visit waterfall: Oct & Nov months.

Average Time penchalakona temple to waterfalls – 30 mins

penchalakona waterfalls season:

October and November is a good season to see waterfalls

hyderabad to penchalakona distance:

9 h 39 min (515.0 km) via NH 44 and NH40

9 h 51 min (533.6 km) via NH16

10 h 8 min (501.3 km) via NH565

penchalakona to nellore distancepenchalakona temple to nellore distance is 2 h (77.5 km) via Daycas Rd/Nellore Podalakuru Sydapuram Rd

kadapa to penchalakona distance: 3h 4 min (134.6 km) via NH716

tirupati to penchalakona temple distance: tirupati to penchalakona distance is 2 h 19 min (112.0 km) via NH565

rajampet to penchalakona distance: 2 h (82.0 km) via Rajampet Gudur Duggirajapatnam Rd

kavali to penchalakona distance: 2 h 53 min (137.1 km) via NH16

badvel to penchalakona distance: 2 h 34 min (94.6 km) via Ballari – Krishnapatnam Port Hwy/Bellary – Nellore Rd

podalakur to penchalakona distance: 1 h 11 min (47.4 km) via Podalakuru Somasila Rd and Adurupalli – Penchalakona Rd

rapur to penchalakona distance: 34 min (29.4 km) via Adurupalli – Penchalakona Rd

penchalakona to somasila distance: 1 h 8 min (35.9 km) via Podalakuru Somasila Rd

bangalore to penchalakona distance: 7 h 23 min (364.8 km) via NH75

penchalakona temple images:

Penchalakona Temple Story

Penchalakona Temple Timings

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