Nellore is one of the major city and district place of Andhra Pradesh, located on bank of River Penna. Nellore is home to lot of ancient historical temple. Sri Ranganthaswamy Temple also popular as Talpagiri Ranganathaswami temple or Ranganayakulu, dedicated to Lord Ranganatha a resting form of Lord Vishnu is one of the main and oldest religious place in Nellore which attracts huge number of Devotee around the year. Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy kamakshi Tai temple, Narasimhakonda, Penchalakona, Ramalingeswara Temple etc. are other major temple of Nellore.

Ranganada Swamy Temple in Nellore is more than 600 years old. This temple is situated on the banks of the river Pennar and is marked by a huge 29 Mts tall Galigopuram with seven gold kalasams and its architectural splendour. Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Kamakhsi tai temple is located on the bank of river Pennar, 12 Km from Nellore. In tretayuga Mahamuni Kasyapa Brahma performed yagna and pleased Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy thus this place is named as ‘Yagnavatika Jonnawada’. This temple is constructed in the year 1150 (Tretayuga). The goddess Kamkshi is belived as an incarnation of Shakti. A ‘Sri Chakram’ was installed here by Sri Jagadguru Sankaracharya. Pilgrims take a holy dip in the lake known as Kachpateertham, near the temple, which washes away all their bad karma.

Vedagiri Lakshmimarasimha Swamy devastanam came into being nearly 500 years ago, on the summit of Narasimhakonad. According to the rock inscriptions, this temple was built by the Pallava king Narsimha Varma in the ninth century. Legend goes that the sage Kasyapa established the temple on the bank of Pinakini. And the vedic scripture Brahmapurana reveals that the seven sages (Saptarishis) performed ‘yagnam'(Sacrifice) on the top of Narasimhakonda. The seven (Koneru) tanks were renovated with Mandapas on the hilltop.

Penchalakona is a very ancient sacred place (pilgrim centre). Lord Narasimha manifested Himself here as a huge of rock in ‘Yoga mudra’ (in an entwined contemplative posture) and hence it acquired the name of ‘Penusila’ (huge rock) and in course of time became famous as ‘Penchalakona’. Legend has it that after slaying the demon Hiranya Kasipa, Lord Narsimha bathed in Penchalakona and withdrew that Avatara of Narasimha, shedding His anger and ferocity. The Lord here goes by the name of Somasila Narasimhaswamy and has become one of the Nava Narasimhas.This village is located in Rapur mandal of Nellore city district in Andhra Pradesh. It is 70 km from Nellore city.



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