VEMPANCHAHARI meaning the abode of the Lord who rids his devotees of the five grave sins’, gradually came to be known as today’s VEPANJERI Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy temple at Vepanjeri is an ancient Vaishnavite shrine. The presiding deity is Sri Lakshmi Narayana. His consort, Sri Lakshmi on his left thigh controls effective dispensation of grace and divine providence. Lakshmi looking intently towards the face of Sri Lakshmi Narayana as she is the instrument and efficacy through which prebendary benediction and prosperity are awarded. More and more devotees narrate the experience of the fulfilment of their wishes justifying the name KALPAVRUKSHA and vepanjeri steadily emerged as sub-center for pilgrimage.
Illumine your association with Vepanjeri says an old adage. Vepanjeri means a sacred place. Vem+Pancha+Hari = Vem, Pancha, Hari means, Vem = Sins, Pancha = Five, Hari = that removes; a sacred place that removes five sins.And in course of time Vem pancha hari became Vepanjeri.
Vepanjeri is a small village situated 15km east of Chittoor in AP, India., connected by bus via GD Nellore. Till recently the existence of the temple remained unknown even to the people of the neighbouring villages. Except the sacred image of the Lord Lakshminarayana with the Goddess Lakshmi Ammavaru seated on the left side of the Lord’s lap, most part of the temple was non-existent. In 1986, the temple was renovated with necessary masonary support. After His re-emergence since 1986 and onwards, the wishes of the people are fulfilled consequently drawing more and more devotees to narrate the same experience of fulfilment justifying the name “Kalpavruksha” and Vepanjeri steadily emerged as a subcentre of pilgrimage.
Lord Lakshminarayana in His sublime bounty is here to assist the humanity by participating in various religious components. The temple management plans to facilitate participation of the individuals in the Nitya Kainkaryams of the Lord. Why not share the Divine Destiny?