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Penchalakona, Rapur, Andhra Pradesh, India



Narasimha Swamy is the presiding deity of this temple who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Here two stones are entwined to form a lion's head upon a man's body. The deity inside the temple is Swayanbhu(self manifested).


Chenchu Lakshmi is the wife of Narasimha Swamy. Lord Anjaneya Swamy is also present at this temple.

Best Season To Visit

The months of October to February are a good time to visit this temple.


Highest - April to June (38°C during day and 22°C during night)Average - May (33.7°C during the day and 25 °C during night)Lowest - October to February (26°C during day and 17 °C during night)Monsoon season - (June to September)

Dress Code

  • Pilgrims are suggested to wear only indian traditional clothes for the darshan or seva or any pooja performance in the temple.
  • Western wear is not allowed in to the temple premises.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.
  • Smoking & Photography is strictly prohibited inside the temple premises.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Rapur Bus Station
31 KM 040-30102828
Gudur Railway Station
64.3 KM 08624-251503
Tirupati International Airport
129 KM 0877-2275354


This temple is known as SRI PENUSILA LAKSHMI NARASIMHA SWAMY TEMPLE or Somasila Narasimha Swamy. Here Two stones inter twisted to from a Lion’s Head at the Top. In Telugu “PENU” means twist and “SILA” is stone, hence the Lord is called “PENUSILA LAKSHMI NARASIMHA SWAMY”. The temple faces North and was built in Vijayanagara style of Architecture. The amazing Five tier Rajagopuram of this temple is carved with beautiful images of gods and goddesses and there are Five kalasas on top of it. Mukhamandapam is adorned with some beautifully carved pillars. There is a 80 sq.ft Pushkarini in the north east corner within the temple compound.

Religious Significance

After killing Hiranya Kasipa as Narasimha, Lord Vishnu married Chenchu Lakshmi in Bhairagikona, a place at a short distance from Penusilakonda and killed the Rakshas who were torturing Rishis. The Lord, Vishnu used to visit the lake every Saturday and as evidence a Silver Umbrella rose from the Lake. The deity here is very powerful and renowned as the saviour of chaste women. Everyday Gollaboyadu used to go to the Kona to graze his cattle regularly from Gonupalli. One day Boyadu saw an oldman who told him that Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy established himself in Kona. He asked boyadu to go straight to the village head and inform of this miracle. He asked boyadu to instruct the villagers as well. But as inclination pinched him, he turned back to see the old man. To his astonishment the old man transformed himself into a rock. After some time the village head dreamt of the situation and accepted that the miracle was true. Then, the village head proceeded to built a temple and appointed Archakas to perform Pooja to the Deity regularly.

Lord Maha Vishnu manifested as Narasimha Swamy (Human body with Lion’s Head) to kill the demon. Even after killing Hiranyakasyapa, he could not control his anger and he came to the forest. To cool him down, Goddess Lakshmi approached him in the form of a tribal lady named ‘Chenchu Lakshmi’. Chenchu Lakshmi hugged Lord Narasimha swamy at this place. The word ‘Hug’ means ‘Penu Vesukonuta’ in Telugu. Hence the place got the name ‘Penusila’, which was later on changed to Penchalakona. It is said that the Lord married Chenchu Lakshmi and subsequently manifested himself as a huge rock. This Temple was built in16th century.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 04:30 AM - 12:30 PM 03:00 PM - 07:30 PM


All Days
04:30 - 05:30
1 Hr
Arjitha Seva
All Days
05:00 - 05:30
30 Mins
Poolangi Seva
All Days
05:30 - 06:00
30 Mins
Srivari Nithya Kalaynotsavam (Arjitha Seva)
All Days
10:30 - 11:30
1 Hr 30 Mins
Sahasra Parayanam Seva
17:00 - 18:00
1 Hr 30 Mins
Maha Nivedana
All Days
18:30 - 19:00
30 Mins
Ekantha Seva
All Days
19:30 - 19:45
15 Mins


All Days
05:15 - 05:45
15 Mins
500.00/ Person
All Days
10:30 - 11:30
15 Mins
1116.00/ Person



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
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Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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