Korukonda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
Lord Narasimha Swamy
Korukonda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is situated on a hill in Korukonda village at a distance of 60 km from Kakinada, 20 Km from Rajhmundry and 110 km from Amalapuram. There are two temples out of which one is Swayambuvu and another is Prathista Deity. The Swayambhuvu is situated in about 120 mts. height having about 615 steps which are very keen and because of this keen formation of the hill the village is named as "Korukonda".The deity which is a Swayambhuvu appears in a holy place at the top of the hill measuring about 9 inches. The temple of the deity which was installed is at the foot of the hill and has much sculpted beauty around it. There are number of shila shasanams (scripted stones) which have appeared at the temple as well as on the top of the hill.
The shrine was erected sometime during either the fifteenth or the sixteenth centuries.
The name of the shrine is derived from the words, 'koru' which means desire and the word 'konda'that refers to mountain, in the telugu language. Therefore, it can be referred to as a wishing mountain, or a shrine where God listens to the pleas of his followers immediately and grants their wishes. The most important idol here is that of Lord Narasimha Swamy. In this shrine, He is known by the term, "Satvika Narasimha'', as he is always accompanied by his wife, Goddess Lakshmi. There are two shrines that are dedicated to Lord Narasimha Swamy whjich can be found in this village. The first one can be found atop of a mountain which is found a few kilometers away from the main village, whereas the other shrine can be found where a mountain, shorter than the other few mountains are found. One shrine, out of the two is a Swayambhu, whereas the other has been erected or constructed manually. The self emerging idol is located at a height of about hundred and twenty meters on the mountain. The shrine of the idol that can be found on the mountain is about nine inches in height.
Sri Swamy Vari Kalyana Mahostavam (Phalguna Suddha Ekadasi in March)is the major festival celebrated here.
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Rajahmundry city is the nearest city in 20 km distance from the temple and is well connected with all the major cities of Andhra and Telangana by road and railways.
Rajahmundry Bus Stand is 22.5 km and Rajahmundry Railway Station is 23.8 km from the temple. Rajahmundry Airport is just 9.7 km. Regular flights fly from Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Chennai. Buses and private transport is available to reach this temple.
- Morning 6:00 AM To 8:30 PM
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