Malakonda Temple also called as Sri Malyadri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Vari Devasthanam is located at Valetivari Palem, Prakasham district of Andhra Pradesh. Malakonda Temple is considered as one of the Nava Narasimhas. (Nine shrines of Lord Narasimha). The name Malyadri was obtained for this place because the hills are arranged in the form of a flower garland. Malyadri locates seven Teerdams. The seven Teerdams are:
- Narasimha Teerdam
- Varuna Teerdam
- Kapila Teerdam
- Agasthya Teerdam
- Sankara Teerdam
- Jothi Teerdam
- Indra Teerdam
The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Narasimha (half man and half lion), who is seen along with Goddess Mahalakshmi Devi. The mythology was that when Lord Narayana swamy was on Seshathalpam, He asked Goddess Mahalakshmi, was sitting next to His feet on Palasamudram that if you have any wishes ask for it I will do it for you. And the Goddess requested Lord Narayana swamy that there are only few Divya Kshetras built on the earth and the devotees could not be able to go there because of its expenses. So She asked Him to build a Divya Kshetra for the devotees. On Her request, Lord Narayana Swamy created the holy mountain Vanamala which was later came to be called as Malakonda or Malyadri and made Kshetra for the devotees.
The temple will be opened for rituals only on Saturdays. Poojas offered on Saturdays are:
- Sarva Darshan
- Ashtotharanama Archana
- Sahasra Nama Archana
- Kunkuma Archana
Buses are available from all places in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to reach Sri Malyadri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple.
Nearest railway station to reach Sri Malyadri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is Singarayakonda railway station.
Nearest airport to reach Sri Malyadri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is Donakonda Airport.
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