Wadapally Village Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple – One of the five Pancha Narasimha kshetrams in Telangana
In the district of Nalgonda, the beautiful temple town of Wadapally is located at the confluence of the rivers Krishna and Musi is located. Formerly known as Vazeerabad, Wadapally is situated at a distance of 69 km from the town of Nalgonda and about 26 km from the town of Miryalaguda.
Wadapally being at the confluence or sangam of the two rivers have continued to attract tourists. They come to view the unique ‘L’ shape formed by the rivers which join at this point and continue to flow together. The Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, the famous temple in Wadapally stands at the mouth of this confluence. There is a legend which goes to explain the origin of the temple. Vyasa Bhagwan , the great sage, prayed to Lord Vishnu to appear in Wadapally. Vishnu pleased with his penance appeared before him in the form of Narasimha having just killed Hiranyakashyapa and still fuming in rage from the effects of the battle. Vyasa requests him to stay in Wadapally in the form of Narasimha to which Vishnu obliged. Therefore the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple bears the ferocious form of Vishnu as Narasimha who blesses devotees and alleviates their problems. To establish the truth behind the legend, the temple authorities have adopted a unique method. They have placed two lamps next to the idol of the Narasimha Swamy Temple. One of the lamps is seen to flicker to indicate the heavy breathing of the fuming and enraged god while the other lamp remains steady.
The other famous temple located in Wadapally is the Sri Meenakshi Agasteswara Swamy temple. This was built under the Kakatiya rulers in the 12th century. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has a huge Shiva lingam within its premises which is around 6000 years old. It is said that this lingam was installed by the great sage Agastya. A unique feature of the temple which attracts a large number of tourists is the presence of a large crevice above the Shiva lingam. This crevice is always filled with water no matter how much of it is removed, the water level remains unchanged. The source of this continuous supply of water remains unexplained since the Shiva Lingam is placed almost 120 meters above water level. It is logic defying events such as these that strengthens faith in the minds and hearts of devotees.
In addition to famous temples, Wadapally also houses two significant mosques. These include the Masjid-E-Sara-E-Meer-Alam mosque and the Qutub Shahi mosque. Visitors and devotees often throng the place to pay a visit to these religious sites and get blessed
The best time to visit Wadapally is November. Also the temples are a riot of colors and gaiety particularly during the Maha Shivratri festival. Some of the other popular occasions of visit are during festivals like River Krishna Pushkaram and Tholi Ekadasi.
– ‘L’ shape confluence or Sangam or River Krishna and Musi.
– Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, Wadapally
– Sri Meenakshi Agasteswara Swamy temple known for its 6000 year old Lord Shiva Lingam
– An ideal spot for nature and photography lovers. Also an ideal picnic spot for family. Make sure you talk to locals to get some interesting and surprising facts about the temple
Nearby by Tourist Attractions:
– Narasimha Swamy Temple, Matampalli
– Deverakonda Fort
– Distance from Hyderabad is 170 Kms
– Distance from Nalgonda is 69 Kms
– Distance from Miryalguda is 26 Kms
– Distance from Warangal is 188 Kms
How to reach:
– Wadapally can be easily accessed by bus and train from different places like Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
– Private transport to Wadapally is available from Miryalaguda.
– There is a boat facility from Mattapalli to Wadapally which saves lot to save time. These boats can also carry trucks/vans plus people.
Where to stay:
– Wadapally village provides sufficient accommodation options for guests. A Guest house is provided within the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple premises which provide tourists with basic yet comfortable accommodation. Temple authorities also help tourists find rooms around the temple area.
– Alternatively tourists can also find good accommodation options at Miryalaguda town which is close to Wadapally.
When to go: November is the best time to visit so that one can enjoy the full flow of water due to monsoons. Other occasions are
1. Maha Shivaratri Festival
2. River Krishna Pushkaralu
3. Tholi Ekadasi
4. Karthika Masam is the best time to visit the temples and river.
– You can pack food at miryalaguda which is on the way Wadapally.
– You can even ask locals of wadapally village to cook food for yourself and pay accordingly.
Nearest Railway Station: Damaracherla and Vishnupuram Railway Station are the closest to Wadapally. Miryalguda Railway Stations is another important Railway Station closer to Wadapally village.
Useful Contact Numbers:
– Nalgonda District Information – 09010206748
– Nalgonda District Tourist information Officer – 08680-277361
– State Tourism Department: 040-23450444, 1800-42-545454