Singarakonda is famous for Sri Prasannanjaneya swamy (at Down hill) and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha swamy (uphill) temples at one place. According to the history Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy temple which is there on Singarakonda hill was built in 14th century, during the regime of King Devarayalu. There is an evidence of Sila Sashan written on the Garuda Stambham says that this temple was built during the year 1443-44. The following are the strong beliefs.
During the 14th century, Singanna a devotee of Lakshminarasimha Swamy used to live in a village near by the hill. His daughter named Narsamma used to take their cows for gazing on the hill. They observed that one of the cows was not giving milk for several days. To find out the reason, Singanna followed the cow secretly and observed that the cow went to a rock on the hill and stood. A boy came out of the rock and sucks the milk from the cow and disappeared. Singanna felt that his beloved God Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy only came as a boy and took the milk from the cow. Singanna built the Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy temple on the hill with this belief. Later on people started calling this hill as Singarakonda.
Around 210 years ago (end of 17th century), during the inauguration of Dwaja Stambham in the premises of Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy temple, thousands of devotees were witnessed that a Yogi installed Sri Prasannanjaneya Swamy idol at Bhavanasi tank below the Singarakonda hill and disappeared. The devotees started praying Sri Prasannanjaneya Swamy at Singarakonda.
There is another strong belief that Sri Hanuman was stayed a day at Singarakonda during his way to Srilanka to search Sita Devi. This could be the reason that Sri Prasannanjaneya Swamy idol is facing south which is a very rare Sri Hanuman darshan for devotees.
As per the Vastu Pandits, this Pilgrimage center has a very good Vastu, as North-East is having a big Bhavanasi tank with full of water and South-West is having Singarakonda hill. Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy as the kshetra Palaka is another speciality for this temple.
Singarakonda Temple Images
Sri Anjaneya temple view from Sri Narasimha temple
Sri Narasimha temple view from Sri Anjaneya temple
Nearest Railway Station: Ongole (is a major hault on Vijayawada - Chennai line)
Transport: Singarakonda temples located near to Addanki town on Addanki - Hyderabad highway which meets Nh3 at Medarametla village (16km). It is very easy to reach this place by personal vehicles and buses from anywhere.
Festivals / Events
'Tirunallu' is the major festival celebrated every year and is when thousands of people visit the temple. Prabha, the bamboo and electrical made structures, which are 50ft to 100ft height are the main attraction here that day. People spend entire night also with Bhajans and cultural activities take place on the dias of Prabhas'.
Uttara Dwara Darshanam :- On Vykunta Ekadasi Day (Dec or Jan)
Teppotsavam :- On Kanuma Day Every Year (Jan)
Ugadi :- On Chaitra Sudha Padyami (March or April)
Sri Rama Navami :- On Chaitra Sudha Navami (March or April)
Hanumath Jayanthi :- On Vysakha Bahula Dasami day (April or May)
Tirunallu :- On Palguna Sudda Pournima day (March or April)
Hanumath Vratam :- On Margasira Sudda Thryodasi Day (Dec)
Subrahmanya Srasti :- On Margasira Sudda Srasti Day (Dec)
Daily Worship & Darshan TimingsDarshanam:
07.00am - 01.00am
02.00pm - 04.00pm
05.00pm - 07.45pm
06.00am - 07.00am : Abhishekam
07.30am - 12.00pm : Sahasranamarchana to Mulavirat
01.00pm - 01.30pm : Pancha Harathi
07.00pm - 07.45pm : Pradoshakalarchana
Where to Stay
Devasthanam rooms (A.C. & Non A.C.) available. Budget hotels available at Addanki town. Guntur (87km) is the nearest city for luxury hotels.