Sri Veda Narayanaswami Temple, Nagalapuram

Sri Veda Narayanaswami Temple is located in Nagalapuram, 70 km south-east of Tirupati.

It is believed that Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, in the form of Matsya, killed the rakshasa (demon) Somakudu here, and retrieved the Vedas from the latter.

The sanctum sanctorium houses an image of the Matsya form of Vishnu, with Sridevi and Bhudevi on either side. A peculiar feature of the idol is that it holds the Sudarsana Chakra in prayoga (ready for release).

The temple was constructed by Sri Krishnadeva Raya, the Vijayanagara emperor, and is a fine specimen of the Vijayanagara style of architecture.

The sub-temples within the main temple are:

* Sri Vedavalli Tayaru
* Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami temple
* Sri Veeranjaneya Swami temple
* Sri Bhakta Anjaneya Swami temple
* Sri Sita Lakshmana Sameta Ramulavari temple

The most important annual festivals in this temple are Brahmotsavam, and Surya Puja along with the Float festival, conducted on the 12th, 13th and 14th days of the month of Phalguna.

During these three days, the sun's rays fall on the main deity between 1800 hrs and 1815 hrs. On the first day, they fall on the feet, on the second - on the chest and on the third - on the forehead, depicting worship by Sri Surya Bhagavan (the Sun God) himself.

The annual Brahmotsavam is conducted in the month of Jyeshtha. The other important sevas conducted in the temple are:

* Float Festival during Surya Pooja
* Vaikunta Ekadasi
* Andal Neeratotsavam
* Bhogi
* Sankranti and Kanumu
* Rathasapthami
* Kanchi Garuda Seva