Mangalagiri is a small town located in the Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh, at a distance of 21 km from the city of Guntur. It is an important tourist destination for the cities of Guntur as well as Vijayawada.
The literal meaning of the word ‘Mangalagiri’ is The Holy Hill. Mangalagiri is famous for its temples and the fine quality cotton cloth that is produced in the town.
The famous Lakshmi Narayan Swami temple is located in the town, and many devotees as well as tourists visit the temple to seek blessings from God. The temple has been built over a hill. This hill used to be an active volcano hundreds of years ago. The temple has been built at a height of 30 meters above sea level. Devotees offer jaggery water at the temple.