|Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, Mangalagiri, A.P. |
image: Ramakrishna Anand.
| Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, Mangalagiri .|
image credit: Ramakrishna Anand
|Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple,Mangalagiri.Andhra image: Ramakrishna Anand.|
02. Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu, ruler of Amaravati (in 1807-1809) built the temple at Mangalagiri 200 years ago. The first few tiers were built by Vijayanagara rulers.
03. The main gopuram - tower is called Thoorpu Gali Gopuram with 11 stories and has a height of 153 feet and 49 feet wide.
04. Initially the tower was not straight. A water tank was built opposite to the tower to offset the leaning tower. Later, the tower became straight.
05. The other gopuram - Padmavati is incomplete.
06. The main deity Narasimha