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Lakshmi Narasimha swamy Temple, Antarvedi

Andhra Pradesh, East Godavari

Located at Antarvedi, East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The temple is also called an island temple because of the confluence of Bay of Bengal and Vashishtha River, a tributary of River Godavari. The temple was constructed between the 15th and 16th century. According to the inscriptions, it is said that the temple was rebuilt by Kopanati Krishnamma of Agni Kula Kshatriya in the year 1823 AD.


According to the legends, once Raktavilochana, son of the demon king Hiranyaksha performed a penance for Lord Siva. Pleased with his devotion, Lord Shiva gave boon to Raktavilochana that on each blood drop of Raktha Vilochana on earth will create a new Raktavilochana. Having this boon, Raktavilochana started troubling Sages and people on earth. For taking revenge on Sage Vashista, Sage Viswamitra diverted the Raktavilochana on Sage Vashista's 100...View more


The temple has a 5 storeyed Vimana Gopuram. As one enters the temple one can see the Garuda on one side and Bhaktha Anjaneya on the other side of temple entrance. The idol of Lord Narasimha Swamy is made from a single stone. The temple houses other shrines within the temple complex.

Darsan Info

Timings : 06:00 AM To 07:30 PM

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Darsan Dresscode

Wear neat and modest clothes and avoid shorts for men


The culture of East Godavari district is a rich traditional one in all parts of the district, and reflects the true culture of Andhra Pradesh. It is known for Veda-pandits, the Godavari River and the hospitality of the people. The Telugu language originated in this district (in Rajahmundry or Rajamahendri). East Godavari District has produced several stalwarts in area of culture, music, art and cinema. Poet and writer Devulapalli Krishnasastri, famous Musician and Singer M.Balamuralikrishna (Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna), P.B. Sreenivas, Adurthi Subba Rao, C. Pullaiah, Nandikolla Gopala Rao Father of modern contemporary art, N.V.Reddi Naidu (Painter), actress Jaya Prada belong to this district.Freedom fighter, social worker and politician Durgabai Deshmukh.

Location and Contact

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Sakhinetipallimandal, Antarvedi, East godavari-533252

094415 10316;08856 -259313

Rajahmundry Airport is the nearest airport to reach the temple.
Rajahmundry Bus station is the nearest bus station to reach the temple.
Rajahmundry Railway station is the nearest railway station to reach the temple.        
Antarvedi is located at a distance of 130kms from Kakinada, 100kms from Rajahmundry and 65kms from Amalapuram. Sakhinetipalli village is located 15kms from Antarvedi and Narsapur village is 10kms from here. This small but prominent pilgrimage village, Antarvedi can be reached by bus or car from these nearby places. There are regular buses from Rajahmundry, Kakinada and Amalapuram which takes one to the temple.

Additional Info

  1. Devotees interested in paying a visit to the place may book their accommodation at TTD Choultry, Antarvedi, at nominal rates of Rs 200/- and 600/- for Non A/c and A/c Rooms respectively. They can be contacted through this number:- (08862)259313.
  2. SBH ATM

Temple Rituals

Morning pooja and arati starts from 06:00 AM onwards. Daily seva's to be performed according to temple calender.

Regular Offerings

Not Available

Special Rituals

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Famous Festival

Kalyanamohasthavams Magh sudda Sapthami to Magha Bhhula Payamis,Sri Swamy Vari Kalyanam (Magha Sudda Dasami), Rathayatra Magha Sudha Ekadasi, Sri Venkateswara Swamy kalyanam, Jasta Sudha Ekadasi, Sri Narasimha Jayanthi (Vysakha Sudha Chaturdasi), Bheeshma Ekadasi, which is celebrated annually during the months of January or February. During this festival a Rath Yatra is performed.

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