Monday, March 9, 2009

Kotipalli Sri Someswara Swamy Temple

Kotipalli Sri Someswara Swamy Temple

Kotipalli is located at a distance of 38 Km from Kakinada, 60 Km from Rajahmundry and 15 Km from Amalapuram (Via Ferry/Boat). Kotipalli is a famous pilgrimage center, which is situated on the Bank of River Godavari according to Brahmanda Puranam and Gowthami Mahatyam. Here three famous idols are situated by Lord Indra, Lord Chandra and Kasyapa Maharshi.
Siddhi Janardhana Swamy along with Sridevi and Bhudevi were established as Kshetra Palaka by Kasyapa Maharshi. Lord Indra in order to wash out His sin He founded Koteswara Lingam along with Amma varu. Further Lord Chandra established Someswara Lingam with Raja Rajeswari Amma varu to wash out his sin. The Holy River is very famous for its sacred water it was brought by Gowtham Maharshi. If any person take a bath in these Holy Water of Gowthami at Kotipalli will purify himself from all kinds of sins. It was written in Sri Gowthami Mahatyam. It is also known as Koti Teertha Kshetram as a number of water currents are flowing in these waters. A holy dip in Gowthami waters at this Kshetram is very famous for the removal of sins completely. Here there is no difference between Lord Vishnu and Lord Siva.
Koteswara Lingam is a Yoga Lingam, Someswara Lingam is a Bhoga Lingam. Raja Rajeswari Amma varu is famous for satisfying the wishes of Devotees.
Every day in the early hours Koti Teertham water is brought by Holy Archakas and Abhisekham is done with those waters. In the evening Dhupa Seva and Asthana Pooja, Pavalimpu Seva will be celebrated with devotion. From times of in memorial Devotees are visiting these Holy Kshetram and worshipping the Lords with devotion. Janardhana Swamy Kshetra Palaka is known as Siddhi Janardhana Swamy who grants wishes of the devotees.
Once upon a time it was called as Somaprabhapuram. There is a big water tank in front of the temple which is known as Soma Puskarini. His Holiness Kachi Kama Koti Peethadhipathi and his Holiness Srungeri Jagadguru visited this Holy Kshetram. In the premises of the temple there are 4 Pradakshina Mandapams, in the Northern Mandapam Kalabhairava Swamy temple and Sankaracharya Mandir along with Chandra Mouliswara Lingam, further Navagrapha temple along with Uma Sametha Mruthyunja Lingam are situated for benefit of Devotees.

Magha Bahula Chathurdasi (Mahasivarathri) (Feb/Mar). Sri Swami Vari Kalyanam (Vysakha Suddha Ekadasi) (May). Sarannavarathri festival (Aswayuja Suddha Padyami to Dwadasi) (October). Ksheerabdi Dwadasi Teppotsavam during Kartheeka Masam (November).
Guest Houses available are :
Irrigation Bungalow (contact Controler, Executive Engineer, Godavari Eastern Divison, Dowleswaram).
Sri Pydah Vari Choultry (Contact Sri Pydah Sriramakrishna Murhti, Manager & Mg.Trustee Sri Pydah Choultries, Buddavarapuvari Street, Kakinada)
Temple Authorities:
Execuitive OfficerSri Someswara Swami Vari Devasthanam,Kotipalli,K.Ganagavaram Mandal (Pamarru Mandal),East Godavari District. Pin : 533 306.

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  AnnavaramLord Veera Venkata Satya Narayana Swamy Temple Venkata Satya Narayana Swamy Temple Dharshan Timings/ Annavaram Lord Veera Venkata Satya Narayana Swamy Temple Phone Numbers

Annavaram is in the Chennai to Howrah main railway line. Annavaram is situated 32 Km from Pithapuram, 51 Km from Kakinada and 72 Km from Rajahmundry.It is famous for Lord Veera Venkata Satya Narayana Swamy temple, situated atop the Ratnagiri Hills on the banks of the river Pampa.
One of the most popular temples in Andhra Pradesh, a unique Yanthra based on Tripad Vibhuti Narayan Upanishad exists here. The shrine is constructed in two storey, the lower one containing the Yantra and upper one housing vigrahas of the Lord.The idol which is about 4 metres high is in cylindrical form.The base in the lower sanctum represents Lord Vishnu and the middle portion represents Lord Shiva. The image of the deity forming a single idol and representing the Hindu Trinity is of unique attraction.
In this temple premises, there is a sun dial which shows the Indian Standard Time.The Kalyana Mahotsavam of the deity during May attracts thousands of pilgrims from all parts of the State.

Sri Satyanarayana swamivari Devasthanam is maintaining two different types of Darshan methods for the convenance of the piligrams to witness the deity.
sundial in annavaram satyadeva temple
annavaram satyadeva temple gosala
annavaram satyadeva temple prasadam

Sarva Darshanam  of annavaram satyadeva temple: 
Sarvadarshanam means 'Darshan for all'. Sarva darshanam is free and allowed between 6:00AM to 12:30PM and 1:00PM to 9:00PM.

annavaram satyadeva temple view

Seegradarshanam   of annavaram satyadeva temple: 
Seegradarshanam means 'Darshan with less waiting time'. Piligrams who want to avail seegradarhan, have to purchase a ticket costing Rs. 25/- per head. One packet (100Gms) of bhogam prasadam will be provided for Seegradarshanam ticket. Timings for the seegradarshan is same as sarvadarshanam but allowed through a different queue.

Temple Daily ScheduleS.No Details Time
1. Sri Swamy Vari Suprabhata Seva 3:30 AM
2. Abhishekam & Archana 4:00 AM to 5:15 AM
3. Balabogam 5:15 AM
4. Panchaharathulu & Neerajana Mantra Pushpamulu 5:30 AM
5. Swamy Vari Sarva Darshanam 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM
12:30 PM to 9:00 PM
6. Ashtothara Sathanama Poojas & Sahasranamarchanas 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
7. Abhishekams are been performed by the Devotees Rs. 100/- per each tickets in Yantralayam 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
8. Sri Vari Nitya Kalyanam 09:30 AM
9. Rajabhoga Mahanivedana 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
10. Darbaru Mandapam who are having tickets Rs. 40/- respectively. 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
11. Sri Swamy Vari Darbaru Seva 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
12. Sri Ammavarla Ekanta Seva 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM
13. Temple Doors Close 9:00 PM to 3:30 AM



Festivals in annavaram satyadeva temple
Telugu New Year’s day on Chaitra Suddha Padyami (March-April).Sita Rama Kalyanam on Chaitra Suddha Navami (March - April).Sri Krishna Jayanti on Sravana Bahula Ashtami (July - August).The Lord’s Jayanti on Sravana Suddha Vidiya (July - August).Ganapathi Navarathrulu in Bhadrapadam (August - September).Sarannavarathrulu in Asviyujam (September - October).Kanaka Durga Jatara on Vaisakha Suddha Panchami (April - May).Giripradakshinam on Karthika Suddha Purnima (October - November).Jwalatoranam in Karthikam (October - November).

Accommodation of annavaram satyadeva temple:

accommodation in annavaram satyadeva temple

Sl.No. Choultry's Name Rent Per day in Rs.
1. Sri Seetha Rama Choultry Rs. 150
2. Sri Centenary Choultries Rs. 300
3. Sri Vana Durga Choultry Rs. 150
4. T.T.D Choultry Rs.75
5. Satya Niketan (Annavaram Town) Rs.150
6. Satya Surya Choultry Provided for Sahaja Hospital

Sl.No. Guest House Name Rent Per day in Rs.
1. Sri Satyadeva Guest House Rs. 250
2. Donar Cottage Rs. 150
3. Eswar Lake View Guest House(Full Suit) Rs. 3000
4. Vinayaka Guest House(Full Suit) Protocol
5. Main Guest House For VIPS
6. Paying Guest House Rs.150
7. 6 VIP Rooms Rs.700
8. T.T.D. VIP Rooms Rs.150
Prakash Sadan VIP Cottages
1. Ordinary Room Rs. 450
2. Corner Room Rs. 500
3. Special Room Rs. 550
4. A.C. Room Rs.700
5. Double Room Rs.1500

Sl.No. Choultry's Name Rent Per day in Rs.
1. Sri Seetha Rama Choultry Halls Rs. 1175
2. Sri Seetha Rama Stage Rs. 1000
3. Niruti Mandapam- Full Rs. 3000

Sri Swamy Vari Vratham
Sri Satyanarayana Vratham is performed allover world by devotees for wealth, education, prosperity, and offspring, relief from troubles and sickness and success in business. When it came to be known that Lord Satyanarayana had manifested himself on the Ratnagiri hills at Annavaram with unique form combining the Trimurthis Viz., Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. Ekadasi is considered to be very auspicious for the Vratham, it is performed even on other convenient days by the individual devotees. The great popularity behind the Vratham springs form the experiences narrated in stories and legends and also the faith gained by observances in daily life.
The important legend connected with this Vratham was that once Sage Naradha was very much distressed at the misery of marthyas (men in this world) and prayed Lord Vishnu to be informed of a way out for them. The Lord then told him that Satyanarayana Vratham would relieve men of their troubles and would ensure worldly prosperity and salvation after deth. He also narrated that a pious Brahmin of Banaras performed the Vratham first. It was also described how King Ulkamukha of Bhadrasilanagaram, Emperor Tungadhwaja and a community of Gollas in his kingdom, a Vaisya business man named Sadhuvu, and a poor woodcutter of Banaras had performed this vratham and were blessed by Lord Satyanarayana Swamy (Vishnu himself) with all they desired. The vratham has caught the fascination of millions owing to these stories within the understanding of scholars as well as layman. All classes of people took to its performance and it is popular for its efficacy.


Before the sankalpam (inauguration) the floor is cleaned with cow-dung, a square peace of new cloth is spread over it, after decorating it with muggulu with four of five colours. Rice is spread as a layer upon the cloth and a kalasam of silver, copper, brass or clay is kept and covered with mango leaves or betel leaves and a piece of new cloth. A small image of Lord Satyanarayana Swamy made preferably with gold or silver is kept on the cloth after abhishekam in panchamrutham. Afterwards, Vigneswara, Lakshmi, Parvathi, Siva, Navagrahas and Ashta Dikpalakas are worshipped in order. After wards Lord Satyanarayana Swamy is invoked and worshiped. The Satyanarayana prasadam prepared with plantains, cow’s milk, cow’s ghee, ravva of wheat or sojji and sugar or jaggery is offered to the friends and relatives invited for this sacred vratham. The priest who conducts the puja is given dakshina. Satyanarayana Vratha katha (legend and about the efficacy of the vratham) is recited and listened to with rapt attention by all including those gathered to witness the vratham.
“Kathamva srunuyadyasthu pasyedwam vrathamuthamamthasya nasyanthi papani Satyadeva prasadithaha”
When one cannot perform the vratham, even withnessing the vratham, or listening to the story would remove the troubles and wash off the sins.
The Satyanarayana Vratham at the temple are generally commenced at 6.00 a.m., and go on upto 6.00p.m,. almost every day. On festival day vrathams have to be conducted even in the nights in spite of elaborate arrangements in spacious halls for as many as 2000 vrathams at a time. The devotees who want to perform pay the requisite fees for the Satyanarayana Vratham, purchase the tickets and get ready for the Satyanarayana Vratham. They are allowed halls where everything is kept ready. A purohit (Pujari) comes to each seat and attends to the reciting of the sankalpam (purpose of the vratham along with the name, gothram.,etc., of the performer). After wards, the purohit stands at the head of the rows and dictates to the performers the detailed process with manthras, etc., as they go on doing the worship to his instructions. Thus the vratham or puja is conducted by batches of devotees at a time. This is somewhat interesting feature here..


Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamyvari Devasthanam, Annavaram is well connected by both Rail and Roadways. It is Situated at a distance of 3KM from A.V.M Railway Station, the Vijayawada –Visakhapatnam Line of the Southern Railway. Madras to Calcutta, NH-5 Road is going via Annavaram. Regular Bus service is available from all near by towns.

By Road
Devasthanam Buses

- 2 buses run from Rajahmundry to up hill both sides by 1pm to 2pm

- A.P.S.R.T.C Buses every Half An Hour Via Annavaram to Rajahmundry to Visakhapatnam vise versa.

- Every 15 mintus buses available Tuni to Kakinada via Annavaram and surroundings Villages vise versa.

By Train

Most of the trains passing between Kolkatta - Vijayawada line will stop at Annavaram Station


The nearest Airport at east side of Annavaram is situated at Visakhapatnam. Annavaram is at a 3hrs distance from Visakhapatnam. APSRTC runs buses via Annavaram every half an hour

The nearest Airport at West side of Annvaram is situated at Rajahmundry. Annavaram is at a 3hrs distance from Rajahmundry. APSRTC runs buses via Annavaram every half an hour.

Contact Information of annavaram satyadeva temple: 

  For any information related to Annavaram devasthanam, please contact:

The Executive Officer,
Sri.V.V.S.S. Devasthanam,
Annavaram - 533406.
East Godavari District
Andhra Pradesh.

Phone : 08868-238121,238125,238163

Fax :08868-238124

Email : Numbers of Different Sections
Sl. No. Name of the Section Phone Number
1. Chairman Bunglow 239092
2. Main Temple 239104
3. Nitya Pooja 239108
4. Varthams Section 239111
5. Information Centre(PRO) 239119
6. Accounts section 239123
7. E Os Peshi 239130
8. Engineering Section Office 239136
9. Annadanam 239137
10. Central Stores 239138
11. Satya Deva Guest House 239153
12. Sri Sita Rama Choultry 239159
13. Up Hills Power House 239161
14. Audit Office 239170
15. Central Reservation Office 239173
16. Centenary Cottage 239180
17. Prakash Sadan 239183
18. Satya Surya Choultry 239184
Sl. No. Name of the Section Phone Number
19. T.T.D. Choutry 239190
20. Sannidhi 239196
21. PA to EO Vratham's Office 239204
22. Trust Board Hall 239212
23. E.O.s Office 239214
24. Bhuthadi Office 239224
25. Satyaniketan Choultry 239233
26. Eswara Lake View Guest House 239237
27. Bus Garage 239239
28. Ele.Store and Vanadurga Choultry 239250
29. Computer Room Up Hills 239251
30. Sanitory Office 238099
31. Executive Engineer Office 239260
32. AEO (Establishment) 239266
33. AEO C Section 239268
34. Dy. E.E. I Up Hills 239269
35. Dy. E.E. II Up Hills 239275
36. Dy. E.E. (Ele) Residence 239282
Sl. No. Name of the Section Phone Number
37. Dy. E.E. (Ele) Office 239299
38. Vinayaka Guest House 239310
39. AEO (Temple) 239311
40. Main Temple 239318
41. Gosala Dn Hills 239325
42. Executive Engineer (Residence) 239328
43. Reception 239335
44. Free Dispensary (Down Hills) 239338
45. Toll Gate 239339
46. Establishment Section 239341
47. Down Hills Power House 239348
48. Down Hills Prasadam Counter 239356
49. Main Guest House 239241
50. Assistant Executive Officer
Temples (9491249964) 239318
51. Assistant Executive Officer
Vrathams (9491249965) 239111
52. Assistant Executive Officer
Accommodations (9491249963) 239173
53. Assistant Executive Officer
Annadanam (9491249962) 239137
54. Executive Engineer (9491249959)
For Cottage Donation Scheme 238395