Akiripalli, which is in Nuzvid of Krishna District, is the f an important and sacred temple dedicated to Lord Sobhanachala Swami.
The deity is Vyaghra Narasimha, who was as incarnated in a cave on the top of the hill. Sri Malleswaraswamy was also incarnated at a flat portion on p of the hill.
To reach Akiripalli the easiest route is to get down at Vijayawada which is an important junction Madras-Delhi and the Madras-Calcutta lines and from there take bus.
There are public choultries at the place, convenient accommodation for pilgrims is provided.
The temple has also a tank called Varaha- pushkarini, from which Bindi tirtham is drawn for drinking and cooking purposes. The temple is an ancient and famous one.
There number of popular legends and Sthalapuranas about he local zamindars are the hereditary trustees of this temple.
Author : Shri N. Ramesan