Lord Laxmi Narasimha Swamy

Temple History

The temple is located on a hill near Vemulakonda village has a lake very close to the sanctum, sanctum that houses these divine fish. The fish have “Vishnu Namas”on their head, devotees claim. To make these “divine fish”surface, devotees throw biscuits into the lake. Thousands of devotees visiting Sri Matsyagiri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple in Valigonda mandal feed the “divine fish”present in the temple lake with biscuits to watch them surface and to offer prayers.

According to temple priest, Prathapuram Srinivasacharyulu, the presiding deity appears as Matsya Avatara, the first incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He said devotees believe that god is present in every fish in the lake and offer prasdams like pulihora, daddojanam to the fish everyday after the morning prayers at around 6 am. “They start distributing the prasadam to visiting devotees after watching the fish eat the offered prasdam,” he said.

The local saying is that the Lord Vishnu has taken in the form of Fish and is in the pond which is located on the Hill Top. The Lord is swayambhu in the form of fish in the rock that's why the placed been named as Matsgiri Narasimha Swamy.

The tank is always full of water even during the peak of summer and nobody is allowed to catch these fish. In the pond the fishes will have a Namam and Mustach and they saying is that the water is been coming from the bottom of this pond from the rocks. The water in the pond will be in different colors in the year as White / Green / Yellow. As per the legend, one villager who caught fish from the lake some 100 years ago, died vomiting blood seconds.


Additional Information

Bhonghir and Hyderabad are the nearest cities which are well connected to all major cities. One can get buses and private transport to reach this temple easily.

This temple is near to Mothkur-Valigonda route.
We can reach this temple from Hyderabad – Bhongir – Valigonda or Hyderabad – Choutupal -Valigonda and from there Matsagiri. Hyderabad City is 75 Km from the temple.

From Valigonda this temple is 14 kms and from Bhongir it is 35 kms. These both cities are well connected by road and rail. Buses and private transport is available to reach this temple.
  • Morning: 6.00am to 12.00pm Evening: 4.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Contact Person: Temple Office
  • Contact Number: +91 95151 17395, +91 95151 17295