Sri Malyadri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu manifested on the hill of Malakonda, Valetivaripalem, Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh. He is the Lord of Malakonda which is also known as Malyadri. This temple is one of the most prestigious and famous temples of Lord Narasimha in the state. Thousands of devotees come here for Darshan and take the blessings of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and present their offerings.
Malyadri is derived from the Telugu words, mala (garland of) and adri (hills). The hill is said to be one of the NavaNarasimhas (Nine Narasimhas). The west of Malyadri points the Ahobila Narasimha Swamy temple, the northwest of Malyadri points the Srisailam, the south of Malyadri points the Vruchachala Kshetram, and the east of Malyadri points the Narasimha Swamy temple of Singarayakonda, River Penna (Pinakini) is located on the south and River Krishna is located on the North of Malyadri. Devotees of Malyadri name their male children as Malyadri, Narasimha, and Lakshmi Narasimha etc and name their female children as Lakshmi, Sri Lakshmi and Mahalakshmi etc.
Depiction of Lord:
The shrine of Sri Malyadri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is in a sitting posture with a Sudarshana Chakra in one hand and a Sanku on the other. While Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi is sitting on the left of his lap, Lord holds her with one hand and blesses the devotees with the other. The Lord gives blessings to Yakshas, Gandharvas, Sidhas, and Devamunis on six days (Sunday to Friday), and he s available to Manavas (human devotees) only on Saturdays.
Sri Malyadri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Devastanam,
Malakonda, Valetivaripalem Mandal, Prakasam District,
Andhra Pradesh, India.
Phone: +91 9491000732, +91 9908002222