Mangalagiri is an auspicious hill to visit, Mangala means auspicious and Giri stands for hill. Located on Vijayawada – Guntur Road, this is an elephant shaped mount.
Mangalagiri has a beautiful attraction, the temple of Sri Panakala Narasimhaswamy, adorned as a crown in its top. This has the main deity as Narasimhaswamy, one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. This temple has the credit of one of the eight chief holy temples (Mahakshetrams) in India.
The hillock holds at its foot another temple of Lakshmi Narasimha. Hinkar Tirtha, renowned as the largest Jain temple in the region, is situated here. The Mangalagiri Mountain is blessed with lusting greenery and natural beauty.