Penchalakona

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Penchalakona
village
Penchalakona1.JPG
Penchalakona is located in Andhra Pradesh
Penchalakona
Penchalakona
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Penchalakona is located in India
Penchalakona
Penchalakona
Penchalakona (India)
Coordinates: 14°20′20″N 79°24′45″E / 14.338904°N 79.412613°E / 14.338904; 79.412613Coordinates: 14°20′20″N 79°24′45″E / 14.338904°N 79.412613°E / 14.338904; 79.412613
Country India
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictNellore
Named forTemple
Government
 • BodySri Penusila Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Vaari Devasthanam
Elevation
914.4 m (3,000.0 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationAP
Nearest cityTirupati
Nearest AirportTirupati International Airport
Websitehttp://www.penchalakona.co.in/
Penchalakona waterfalls

Penchalakona is a village located in the Rapur Mandal of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh, India, 70 km west of Nellore.

History & Legend of the Temple[edit]

The Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is situated at the foot of a hill in the Penchalakona Valley. There is an image of the Lord, represented as a self-manifested one (Swayambhu). Two stones are entwined to form a lion’s head upon a man's body.[1] The "Sthalapurana", or ancient story, of the temple indicates that it was a famed for the swami “Thapovan of Kanvamaharshi” who performed penance there.[1]

There is an annual festival[2] at the temple, which is a major event in Penchalakona, celebrated during Vaisakha, the period of time in the Hindu solar calendar that begins in mid-April in Bengal, Nepal, and Punjab. It starts on the day of Suddha Dwadasi and lasts until Bahula Padyami, a total of five days. Devotees congregate for Narasimhaswamy Jayanthi to celebrate the occasion.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Penchalakona.co.in". www.penchalakona.co.in. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  2. ^ "The Hindu : Andhra Pradesh News : Briefly". www.hinduonnet.com. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. ^ Page no 849. Vol VII of the Imperial Gazette of India by W.W. Hunter CIE. Director general of statistics to Govt. of India Yr. 1881

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