Mattapalli Narasimha Swamy Temple
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is the ancient temple of Nalgonda, Telangana. This famous temple is also known as Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple. This temple is one of the Pancha Narasimha Kshetras.
This Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple Mattapalli stands as one of the most prominent examples of ancient temples of Telangana, India. It encloses Yoga Narsimha Swamy as its presiding deity, one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu.
The deity Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy wears a Kavacham or body armor of silver and has a moustache. As Vishnu is shown here as Narasimha, the incarnation is shown as half man and other half animals. The face of deity is that of a fierce Lion. It is said that the history of the temple is dated back to the 13th Century.
Narasimha Swamy Temple Location
This Narasimha Swamy Temple situated in Mattapalli village in the Nalgonda district and located 25 km from the Huzurnagar Taluk. The temple houses three deities of Laxmi Narasimha Swamy, Sri Rajyalakshmi Thaayar, and Sri Chenchu Lakshmi Thaayar.
Several temples in Telangana dedicated to Lord Narasimha Swamy enclosed in caves. Similarly, the Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple situated within a cave. He see holding the Chakra in his upper right hand and his lower right hand is not visible. He holds Sankha in his upper left hand and his lower left hand will be resting on his left knee.
The west facing Sanctum Sanctorum is accessed by the thin passageway. Mukha Mantapam, the main hall housing the deity is huge measuring 24 x 45 feet. The hall consists of 21 pillars holding up a roof of cement.
A peculiarity of this temple which distinguishes it from other Narasimha Swamy temples in Telangana is the absence of pradakshinapath around the Sanctum Sanctorum. So, in order to fulfill this ritual, people circle the Dhwajasthambha or the sacred pillars. Otherwise, they can also circle around the Hanuman’s stone image which faces Yoga Narasimha Swamy.
The Narasimha Swamy Temple is located on River banks of Krishna. The temple property provides steps which lead the visitors to the River Krishna. The temple also encloses the Ramanuja Kutam or the Kitchen where the preparation of Naivedya takes place.
The Mattapalli Temple receives huge devotees in January and May during the time of Kalyana Mahotsva and Vykunta Ekadasi.
Special attractions of Lakshmi Narasimha Temple Mattapalli:
- The rock sculptures within the temple help in attracting to this ancient temple.
- The beautiful sculpture of the temple is the temple’s unique attraction.
Special Events at Narasimha Swamy Temple:
- “Vykunta Ekadasi” in the month of January every year
- Every year “Kalyana Mahotsvam” in the month of May
- Narasimha Jayanthi
- Mukkoti Ekadasi
Nearby by Attractions of Narasimha Swamy Temple Mattapalli:
- Ramalayam Temple in Huzurnagar
- Mutyalamma in Huzurnagar
Narasimha Swamy Mattapalli Temple Timings: 5 AM – 12.30 PM and 1.30 PM – 7.30 PM
Distance to Narasimha Swamy Temple Mattapalli:
- from Huzurnagar – 25km
- from-Hyderabad – 175km
- from Warangal – 185 kms
- from Miryalaguda – 60 kms
Mattapalli Narasimha Swamy Temple Contact Numbers:
- State Tourism Department: 040 2345 0444