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"Abhimana Sthalams in Andhra - Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaswamyvari Devasthanam

From: Anand Vangipuram (
Date: Wed Mar 08 2000 - 16:52:23 PST

Dear Bhakti List Members:

As a continuation of the topic "Abhimana Sthalams in Andhra
Pradesh", I would like to write about Sri Lakshmi
Narasimhaswamyvari Devasthanam in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaswamyvari Devasthanam is located in
Ramachandra Pura Agraharam of Guntur town in Guntur, AP.
It is learnt that this temple was established approximately
650 years ago.  It is believed that Sri Swamy Varu appeared
in a dream of a bhakta Sriman Vangipuram Venkatacharya and
informed him that the Lord was located in a cave in the
hills of Konda Veedu and that He should be retrieved from
this location and established at Ramachandra Pura Agraharam
temple (the present location).  In accordance with the
wishes of the Lord Narasimha Swamy, Sriman Venkatacharya
and his friends brought the Lord from Kondaveedu and
established Him in the present location.

In this temple, the temple of Sri Rajyalakshmi Devi,
temple of twelve Alwars, temple of Garuda and
Anjaneya Swamy, Mukha Mandapam, Kalyanmandapam are
also located.  With lofty compund wall, the temple is
one of the Holy places in AP.  In the month of
Chaitra, the Kalyanotsavam is celebrated with gaiety and
piousness for nine days from the seventh day (Saptami)
to fifteenth day (Purnima) Chaitramasam.  Adhyanotsavams
are celebrated in Pushyamasam during Dhanurmasa Utsavams
(Dec 15th to Jan 15th).  In Sravana Masam, Pavitrotsavams
are celebrated from dasami to purnima of Sravanam.  All
the Tirunakshatrams are celebrated.  Heriditary archaka
Swamy's perform the daily aradhana of Swamyvaru.

adiyen rAmAnuja dAsan,
Venkata Yatiraj Anand


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