Mangalagiri Temple - Andhra Pradesh
Mangalagiri : mangalagiri is a town near guntur which is about 21 kms far from guntur city. The temple here is dedicated to Sree panakala lakshmi Narashima swamy is situated on an hill in mangalagiri.
"Near the foot of the stone flight of steps is a stone pillar, with Telugu inscriptions on the sides, recording grants of villages. It is dated A.D. 1520 and mentions the capture of Kondavidu byTimma Arasu, general of Krishna Raya, in 1515". Another stone near the temple of Garud.alvar in Diguva Sannidhi has inscriptions on four sides, recording grants in the reign of Sadasiva Raya of Vijayanagar A.D. 1538. These dates are noteworthy,
because at that period Sultan Quli Shah held Kondapalle and was making frequent attacks on Kondavidu, so it is curious to see how the Hindus continued to endow temples and record the endowments by public inscriptions even in sight of a Mussulman fortress and almost in the track of Mussulman armies. The lofty gopuram in the temple at the foot of the hill is said to have been erected by one of Krishna Raya's courtiers. Another account attributes it to the Hindu agent at Masulipatnam of the Dutch East India Company.
How to Reach Mangalagiri Temple:
By Air :
Vijayawada is the nearest airport, which is 32 kms away.
By Rail :
The nearest railway station is Mangalagiri , which is 6 kms away.
By Road :
Mangalagiri Temple is well connected by APSRTC & Private bus services. It is connected to all major cities nearby.