Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ryali Sri Jaganmohini Kesava & Gopala Swamy Temple

Ryali Sri Jaganmohini Kesava & Gopala Swamy Temple/Ryali Sri Jaganmohini Kesava & Gopala Swamy Temple/Ryali Sri Jaganmohini Kesava & Gopala Swamy Temple

                                                                      Ryali temple
Sthala Puranam

According to the legend "Bhagavatam" while Devatas and Rakshas were quarrelling over sharing of holy Devine nectar "Sree Maha Vishnu" came to the rescue of Devatas in the guise of Mohini and convinced both the rivalry groups promising to distribute holy Devine nectar in equal share to Devatas and Rakshas. But in the interest of universal peace and welfare of sages, holy and Devine nectar was distributed among Devatas alone and the Mohini disappeared.
Lord Siva having seen the most fascinating beauty of Mohini allured her. He chased her for getting for a while the presence of his consort Parvathi Devi it is the general belief that the holy incident was the result of birth of "AYYAPPA SWAMY". One flower from the plait of Mohini fell down and it was smelt by Lord Siva. Then he surprisingly found "Sree Maha Vishnu" in the form of Mohini and felt shy for his behavior. The place where the flower from the plait of Mohini fell is named as RYALI the Telugu meaning of "Fall".

This place known as Ryali for the above reason became above of Lord Siva and Sree Mahavishnu with the form of Mohini on back side Lord Brahma consecrated the Siva Lingam with his Kamandalam and hence Lord Siva at Ryali is worshipped as Sri Uma Kamandalesara Swamy Varu, Sri Mahavishnu with the form of Mohini on backside is worshipped as Sri Jaganmohini Kesava Swamy varu both Siva and Vishnu Temples are located facing each other. This is very rare feature at Ryali where Vishnu and Lord Siva Temples faces each other in East, West direction.
During 11th Century, this Ryali village was a part of wild Forest and these parts were under the rule of Chola Rajas. Sri Raja Vikrama Deva who ruling these parts during those days came to this place for hunting. Having been tired after hunting wild animals, he took rest under the shade of a big ponna tree, and fell in deep sleep and got a dream. Lord Sri Maha Vishnu appeared in his dream and informed that his shrine was located in the under ground of this area and directed the "Raja to get the wooden made chariot pull in the area and where the nail of chariot fell, the shrine can be found in the under ground of that place. Raja has done accordingly and the land where the nail of chariot fell was excaved and found the idol making the dream of Raja true. He constructed a small temple during 11th Century and arranged worship during his regime in Ryali . Gradually prakarams were developed in the year 1936 (Data nama Samvatsara) it was renovated.
The Shrine of Sri jaganmohini kesava Swamy varu is Salagrama Ekasila with 5 feet height and 3 feet width. Salgramasila is itself the form of Sri Maha Vishnu. The idol of Sree Kesava Swamy varu of "Sri Mahavishnu" in front side and Jagan Mohini on back side. The tem incarnations Lord Sree Maha Vishnu with consorts, Sri Devi, BhooDevi, Sage Narada, Thumbura, Rambha, Urvasi, Kinnera, Kimpurusha, Lord Krishna with Govardhanagiri, Adiseshu, Garuda and Ganga are beautifully, scluptured around the shrine. The most miracle and rare feature is that, Ganga always flows from the feet of Sri Maha Vishnu is the origin of Akasa Ganga and this truth can be witnessed here. The most wonderful architectural beauty of Shrine, and flow of Ganga from the feet of Swamy varu are really unique features and shrine became very sacred. The architectural beauty of idol can not be described in words. Further it gives impression as it is new idol though its origin is of 11th Century.

                                              Ryali Jaganmohini Kesava swamy

This shrine is "SWAYAMBHU" people visiting the temple form several parts of the Country believe that the shrine is not of man made but certainly creation of Devatas and Darsan of Swamy varu gives the feeling of presence of real God.


 Ryali Sri Jaganmohini kesava Swamy kalyanam will be conducted from Chaitra sudha Navami to Pournami (March/April).
 Ryali Sri Rama Satyanarayana Swamy kalyanam will be conducted from Visakha Sudha Ekadasi to Pournami.
 Ryali Sri Venugopala Swamy kalyanam will be conducted from Jyesta Sudha Ekadasi to pournami (June).
  Sravana Bahula Astami Sri Krishnastami (August).
 Karthiaka sudha Dwadasi (Ksheerabdi Dwadasi) (November).
Devi Navaratrams (October).
Mukkoti Ekadasi.
Bheeshma Ekadasi.

Ryali Sri Jaganmohini Kesava swamy temple darshan timings;

Ryali  Sri Jaganmohini Kesava swamy temple darshan timings are from 6.00am to 12.00noon and from 3.00pm to 8.00pm.

How to reach?

     Ryali is located 40 Km from Rajahmundry, 74 Km from Kakinada and 34 Km from Amalapuram and it is situated between the rivers Vashista and Gautami, Tributaries of river Godavari, this is the site of the renowned Jagan Mohini Kesava Swamy temple. The exquisite idol, made of black stone depicting Maha Vishnu and Mohini on its front and rear sides, is a real marvel of sculptural dexterity.There is no standard package to visit Ryali Sri Jaganmohini Kesava swamy temple from any of the travel agents. The nearest Railway station is Rajahmundry and nearest airport is Visakhapatnam. Plan for hiring a private vehicle to visit places in Konaseema.Nearest town is ravulapalem,it si in nh5.So, no problem about the bus journey.

Accommodation in Ryali;
Guest Houses available are :
  1. One choultry building with 8 rooms. Contact: 08855-250231

  2. Guest House-2 suits without furniture. Contact: 08855-250231
Ryali Sri Jaganmohini Kesava swamy templeTemple Authorities;

Executive Officer,
SSri Jaganmohini Kesava & Gopala Swamy Temple,
East Godavari District,


Arasavalli suryadeva temple/ ARASAVALLI SUN TEMPLE CONTACT NO

Arasavalli suryadeva temple/Arasavalli suryadeva temple/Arasavalli suryadeva temple/Arasavalli suryadeva temple
Arasavalli  is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to the Sun god Surya, located near the Srikakulam town of Andhra Pradesh, India. The original name Harshavalli means abode of joy. It has SuryaNarayana Swamy (Sun God) as the presiding deity. Ratha Saptami is the most important festival which is celebrated in this temple. People suffering with eye and skin diseases are believed to be cured by the god at this temple. The temple is believed to have been built in the 7th Century AD by the Kalinga rulers Devendra Varma of Orissa.

Once Lord Devendra , Ignoring the words of Dwarapalaka Nandi , attempted to force his entry for Darshan of Sri Rudrakoteswara Swamy varu at an untimely hour when Lord siva was along with his consort . The Dwarapalaka Nandi in the discharge of his duties kicked the intruder . Thus kicked and injured by the Devine attendent Indra fell down senceless . And in his unconscious state Indra dreamt that he would be relieved of his pain of injury in his chest caused by Nandi if he built a temple and installed an Idol of the Sun God . After regaining his consciousness , he remembered what he dreamt .

Following his dream he pickedup handfulls of earth three times at a place where he lay ,and there he found this beautiful idol of sun God with his three consorts Usha , Chaya and Padmini . At the base of the idols are the figures of Mathara and Pingala the Dwarapalakas and high up are the two divine saints , sanaka and sanadana holding 'Chatrams'(An Umbrella ). The Sun God is depicted as riding over a chariot drawn by Anura, the Radhasaradhy . All these figures are exquisitely carved out of a single black finely polished grenite stone.



This temple is a testimonial for the architectural skills of Vishwakarma Brahmin sculptors. It is believed that the Orissa Vishwakarma Brahmin sculptors also called as Maharanas in Orissa have planned the architecture and sculpted this engineering master piece. The temple is built in such a way that the Sun rays fall on the feet of the God twice a year in the months of February and June during the early hours of the day. The rays fall on the feet of idol for a few minutes through the five entrance gates of the temple remin closed. the five idols installed in one place in the temple viz., 1.Aditya 2.Ambica, 3.Vishnu, 4.Ganesha, 5.Maheswara are worshiped by different devotees.The Sun God is depicted as riding on a Chariot drawn by seven horses driven by Aruna. All these figures are exquisitely carved out of a single black granite stone. Sundays during the five months from Magha masam are considered sacred. Every Sunday people from different places from Andhra & Orissa come here for worshiping the Sun God. This temple was built in the Orissa style of temple architecture.



Arasavalli suryadeva temple

Search for Light and Truth has been the guiding principle of Vedic Seers of hoary antiquity in their earnest endeavors to solve the eternal problems of creation. “Jyotiranveshayamaha” - ‘Let us search for Light, heavenly Light’ was their motto. It is interesting to note that the Royal Astronomical Society of Britain has the same motto, “quick quid nitil notundum” - means, “whatever shines must be observed”. A Russian sentence goes on, “Rays of light are the emissaries of their master, the source of light, the Sun.

Devotees of every age testify to the appearance of God as light. And throughout the world, Light is considered the symbol for all splendor and glory of the Spirit. It stands for Truth, Order, Reality, Goodness, Beauty, Intelligence, Wisdom, Bliss and Immortality or “Amritattwa”. Therefore, the Sun is Light and Life, Love and Law. “Let there be Light! And there was Light”, the Bible saith. The soul of the universe or “Hiranya Garbha” sustains and upholds the entire universe; all animate and inanimate beings live through the Sun.

Sevas  at 

Arasavalli suryadeva temple
Ashtottara seva 20.00
Sahasra Namarchana 30.00
Ksheeranna Bhogam 50.00
Ksheerabhisheka Seva 216.00
Tiruveedhi Seva 500.00
Kalyana Seva 500.00
Surya Namaskarms 50.00

Surya Namaskarams
This Seva performs Every Sunday Morning 06.00 AM to 12.00 PM
Tiruveedhi Seva
This Seva performs Every Sunday Evening 06.00 PM
Ksheeranna Bhogam
This Seva performs Every Sunday afternoon 03.00 PM

Life Long Sevas  at 
Arasavalli suryadeva temple

Sevas Prices
Ashtottara seva 300.00
Sahasra Namarchana 400.00
Ksheeranna Bhogam 600.00
Ksheerabhisheka Seva 2500.00
Tiruveedhi Seva 5000.00
Kalyana Seva 5000.00
Surya Namaskarms 600.00


This famous Sun God Temple in the world is situated in Arasavalli Village which is at a distance of about 1 KM east of Srikakulam Town in Andhra Pradesh head courters of the coastal district in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Srikakulam is the capital and head quarters of Srikakulam District and is the largest town in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh in india.

Srikakulum is well connected by rail and road. The nearest airport is at Visakhapatnam.

Srikakulam is the big railway station in Srikakulam district on the Chennai Kolkata line. Trains run to Hyderabad Chennai, Howrah, Vijayawada, Nellore, Tirupathi, Secunderabad and other places. Konark express, Howrah mail, Visakha express, Coramandel express.

By Air:
Visakhapatnam air port is the nearest airport to Srikaulam district. Kingfisher and Air Deccan operate flights from Vishakhapatnam airport to Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkatta and Tirupathi. Visakapatnam is nearly 100 kms from Srikakulam.


ARASAVALLI - 532 401
PHONE : 08942-222421


- Direct Sunrays fall on the Idol (Swamy) inside the Temple
Sun Miracle can see two times in a year i.e in the month of March and in the month of Sep 9th to 12th early morning 6.00 Am to 6.20 AM, The Golden Sunrays can see directly on the IDOL(swamy) inside the temple.

Slokam : " Harshavilli purivasam , Chayosha Padminiyutham Suryanarayanam Devam Nowmi Sarvartha Dayakam "




Sri Kurmam is a Village near Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located approximately 13 kilometers east of Srikakulam town near the sea. It is in the Gara Mandal of Srikakulam district.

Temple history

According to inscriptions in the temple dated 1281 A.D,[2] the holy place of Kürmakshetra, was actually reestablished by Sri Ramanujacharya under the influence of Jagannatha Deva at Jagannatha Puri, Orissa. Later the temple came under the jurisdiction of the King of Vijayanagara. The deity was worshiped by the Vaishnavas of the Madhvacharya Sampradäya. Some Oriya inscriptions are said to be written by Sri Narahari Teertha, who was in the disciplic succession of Madhvacharya(not to be confused with Madhavacharya). He later became the ruler of Kalinga Province(ancient Orissa) and fought with the Sabaras, and saved the temple of Kürma. Narahari Teertha was a very religious and powerful king who died in the Saka Era 1203. The temple was constructed and dedicated in the holy name of Yogananda Narasimhadeva. This temple was built in the Orissan temple architecture style.


SriKurmam Temple

There is a temple dedicated to Sri Kurmanatha, which is the second avatar of Lord Vishnu, Kurma avatara(Tortoise). This is the only temple of Kurmanatha in India. There is also a Yoganandha Narasimhan temple in front of Sri Kurmam temple. Simhachalam Devasthanam took the responsibility for the temple improvement.

The moolasthanam (central piece) is considered to be large saligrama.[3] The Kurma(Turtle) is known as Sri Kurmam in the 'Sampradayam'. The image is not a sculpture crafted by man, but the fossil of an actual (large-size) turtle, which must have paddled on to the 'kshetram' where the shrine has been built. The head of the deity is in the form of a Kurma (tortoise) and is represented by a Vishnu namam, the tail being represented by a Saligrama presented by Adi Sankaracharya. The artistic beauty of the temple lies in the carvings of Vishnu and other deity statues in a glorious way of architecture. There is a mandapam in front of the temple on Lion pillars. One unique feature of this temple is that it has Dhwajastambams in the front and back of the temple. That is because the deity faces the back of the temple on the west.


Friday, February 25, 2011

rampa sivalayam

Lord Siva In Rampa Village

THIS IS AN ANCIENT TEMPLE OF LORD SHIVA IN RAMPA VILLAGE,NEAR TO RAMPACHODAVARAM.This rampa village is nearly 4 kms far away from Rampachodavaram.In maha sivarathri there is a lot of crowd in this ancient lord siva temple in rampa village.This rampa siva temple area is maintained by rampa v.s.s.They constucted some archies with bamboo.This rampa sivalayam and surrounding temple area is nice to see and i assure you,this is the best natural jungle spot to give relief from our mechanical life.
There is a beauiful waterfall also in rampa,beside of sivalayam.

How to reach rampa village?
                                   Rampa village is nearly 4 kms far from rampachodavaram village.This is also a mandal headqurter.Rampachodavaram is nearly 40kms far away from Rajahmundry.There is cintinuos bus service from Rajahmundry.This rampachodavaram is also in badrachalam route,so,some buses are also from kakianda.



4 A.c.deluxe rooms available here in rampachodavaram.each one cost Rs.500/-
 contact no   9494151617

Accomodation In Rampachodavaram
Individual cottage in Rampachodavaram

peddapuram maridamma temple

Peddapuram maridamma jhatara is very famous in east godavari.

peddapuram town history

The town Peddapuram is founded by Maharaja Vatsavai Pedda Pathrudu. For 300 years the estate of Peddapuram was ruled by Vatsavai Jagapathi Maharaja’s . The dynasty was started by Sri Raja Vatsavai Chathurbhuja Thimma Jagapathi Bahadhur . The fort of Peddapuram was built by him. He ruled the estate from 1555 to 1607. After his demise, his son Raya Jagapathi followed by his children Timma Jagapathi and Balabhadra Jagapathi ruled the Peddapuram Estate. From 1791 to 1804 the estate was ruled by Sri Vatsavai Raya Jagapathi.One of the prince of this dynasty got separated from here and started ruling an independent kingdom named as kottam estate ,and their generation never came back ,they got settled over there, and they ruled till the end of princely states

By the time of 1785 the Peddapuram Estate extended from Thotapalli to Nagaram encompassing 585 villages and towns. During British rule Sri Raya Jagapathi was chosen to take over the estate in 1802. After Sri Raya Jagapathi’s death, the three Wives Lakshmi Narasayyamma, Buchi Seethayyamma and Buchi Bangarayyamma, ruled the estate in succession. Raya Jaggapathi's widow Buchi Seethayyamma, ruled from 1828-1835. She founded two trusts for the poor, one in Peddapuram and another in Kathipudi. Even today the poor are fed for free twice a day.

With no heir, the Peddapuram  estate was briefly ruled by Sri Suryanarayan Jagapathi Bahadhur until 1847, when it was taken over completely by the British East India Company and made the town a revenue division and built the Munsif court and a Lutheran High School.


The Vatsavai Maharaja’s patronized poets such as Enugula Lakshmana Kavi and Vedula Satyanarayana Sastry .

 Peddapuram Pandavula Metta is located in Peddapuram and has a mythical history. You can find some ancient caves with the supposed footprints of Bheema (Pandavas

Peddapuram maridamma temple:

peddapuram maridamma temple

 Peddapuram Maridamma temple is located in Peddapuram taluk in East Godavari district. Maridamma festival is celebrated for thirty-one days from the Amavasya in the month of Jyeshtha to the Amavasya in the month of Ashadha. Thousands congregate with dances like kolatoms and display physical feats and skills with sticks. They also revel in music, dance drumming, garaga dances, processions and other communal activities. A wide variety of house hold articles are sold in the fair held during the festival. Cycle races, cattle shows, parrot circuses and agricultural exhibitions are also held here. 'Kumbham' is carried in decorated vessels, kept in open carts. Sometimes men and women dressed to resemble those personages stand on the carts. These carts are taken in procession to the temple to the accompaniment of music and dance and offered to the God, then food is distributed as 'prasadam'.

Maridamma Festival(jathara) is held in the Maridamma temple, in Peddapuram taluk in East Godavari district. Celebrated for thirty-one days from the Amavasya in the month of Jyeshtha to the Amavasya in the month of Ashadha, this Andhra Pradesh temple festival also hosts dances like kolatoms and display physical feats and skills with sticks.

Pandavula metta:

pandavulametta hills

Sri Suryanarayana Swami Temple, Pandavula Metta

pandavulametta suryanarayana swamy temple

The Temple is located at a distance of 22 Kms from Kakinada, 45 Kms from Rajahmundry and 85 Kms from Amalapuram. Sakuni who lost his kingdom and who lost his father in the Yuga of Dwapara wanted to take revenge against Kuru race kings. So that he entered the kingdom of Duryodhana as his uncle. Sakuni was a scholar in Numerology. He captivated the heart of Duryodhana with his pleasant words. In fact Sakuni's main aim was to ruin Kourava and Pandava people totally.

One day Duryodhana invited the Pandava brothers to participate in gambling. Sakuni had a spiritual power of his father. The both parties started the gambling, but with the spiritual power of the Sakuni's father Duryodhana got victory. According to the game rule Pandava brothers should leave their Kingdom for 12 years and spend 1 year unknowingly. Totally the period should be 13 years. So Pandava brothers left their kingdom and started to visit several places in India. On their way to Rameswaram they stayed some years in Peddapuram on a hill, which was located in between Bay of Bengal and the river Godavari.

The hill was in a Jungle. Only Koya people were there. Because Addateegala, Rajavommangi and Peddapuram were the main places of Koya people.

The Pandava brothers arranged a tunnel way to Rajahmundry from this hill through which tunnel they used to have river bath. This hill was named after their name.

pandavulametta caves

"PANDAVULA METTA" till today we can find Pandava names and Draupathi names in Koya people. The entrance of the tunnel is there today. The rest of the tunnel was disturbed in the Yuga changes. After some time they left the hill for Rameswaram. The hill is there today. People constructed temple on the hill and arranged the steps to the hill also.

There was a small village near to this hill in those days. In the Yuga of Kaliyuga 1450 BC. One man named, Peddapatrudu occupied the place and ruled that place. He constructed a fort. People named that place as "PEDDAPURAM". The fort constructed in 38 Acres. Later Vatsavaya kings occupied the village and started their ruling. From 1714 BC. to 1694 BC. was ruled by Sri Raja Vatsavaya Kala Thimma Jagapathi Bagadhoor. His father's name was Vudhanda Raya Jagapathi. In those days the Delhi rulers arranged one representative. His name was Nizam.

After running of Delhi rulers, the representative declared self - ruling. He arranged Mr. Anwarudhin as his representative to collect revenue from Godavari District. Mr. Anwarudhin appointed a person named Mr. Rusthum Khan as his assistant.

One day Mr. Rusthum Khan came to Peddapuram, stayed on the Pandavula Metta, and invited the Peddapuram rulers to have a good talk. Mrs Ragavamma sent her three sons with small escorts to meet Mr.Rusthum Khan. Mr. Rusthum Khan welcomed to his room and very next month he killed the three brothers with sword. The news came to Mrs. Ragavamma garu. She sent her only one grand son to Vijayanagaram and closed the fort gates. She asked the every women of the fort to come to the gun powder room and closed the room doors include her. Their faithful servant Mr. Challa Pedda fired the room the total women of the fort were burnt in that fire.

In those days there was Rushi culture and traditions in that jungle area. Sri Chaya, Padmini, Prabha, Prajna Devi, sametha Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Vari temple was planned and constructed by Sri Saluri Venkata Subbarao garu, hailed as Raja Yogi and pancha Pranavananda in the year 1952 and has a history of five decades. The temple and Sanctum sanctorum is on the hill top, popularly known as Pandavula Metta.

In those days, it was very isolated surrounded by palm trees and thorny bushes. Sri Salluri Subbarao carried the work single handedly and cleared the area for construction of the temple and planted a number of tree plants. Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Varu, the main deity or Archamurty of the temple faces the East and rising sun from Bay of Bengal which is just 22 Km away.

During these five decades, the temple became Panchayatana, Navagraha, Sri Suryana Swamy vari devastanam. Lord Sri Krishna, Lord Siva, Lord Sri Venkateswara, Sri Gayatri Matha and Hill Goddess from the five deities of the panchayatana order besides the Navagrahas. Lord Sri Valli sametha Sri Subramanyeswara Swamy vari temple is in the North-West side of the temple.

Pandava Caves

There are also two natural caves on the hill facing East . It is widely believed that the Pandavas of Epic Mahabharatha lived here for some time during their 'Aranyavasa'. "Bheemunipadalu' (prints of Bheema's feet, the second brother of Pandavas) can be seen on a hill rock behind the temple. It is also believed that there is tunnel from this place to Rajahmundry.

One has to cover 108 steps to reach the temple on this hill/Metta Recently, a very good motorable road was laid by the Government to reach the police Repeater station and the temple. The height of Pandavula Metta is about 200 Feet. Hence, one can experience excellent sea breeze in all seasons. The sea (Bay of Bengal) is just 22 Km away. The area around the temple is surrounded by mango, plam and other trees and Tapioca plantation giving well laid green carpet beside the serene beauty and sanctity of the deity. As the temple is in the hands of private persons, not run by Endowments Department, the development is slow, and facilities provided to pilgrims are meager.

A visitor to this Metta can also plan a small trip engaging a Taxi / Auto at a rate just Rs.100-150/- and can also see the following Ancient temples

1. Sri Maridammavari temple, Sri Sivalayam / Sri Venkateswara Temple 1Km away from Peddapuram

2. Sri Nokalamma Vari Temple Kandrakota Village Peddapuram Mandal 8 Km.

3. Sri Sringara Vallabha Swami Vari Temple Tirupathi village Peddapuram Mandal. 11 Km from Peddapuram, 3 Km from Kandrakota.

4. Sri Anjaneya Swamy Vari Temple (hailed as the Asia's highest Anjaneya Swamy Vari Statue (52 ft.), run by Kanchi Sringeri Peetham). Between Samlakot and Peddapuram 4 Km.

The distance is given from Peddapuram town. The route is Peddapuram - Kandrakota, Tirupathi (via Marlava), Samalakota (via Divili), Peddapuram. A visitor will certainly enjoy the trip and can have a darshan of these age - old temples.


Radha Saptami, which falls on "Magha Sudda Saptami" in the month of February.

Subramanya Shashti which falls on "Margasira Shudda Shashti' during November / December".

Apart from that a number of devotees visit the temple on every Sunday and offer prayers.


There is no facilities of accommodation for over night stay on the hill top / Metta as the temple is run by a private individuals and not by Endowment Department. The temple and the Archakas are surviving on the contributions given by the pilgrims.

There is a "Guest House" adjacent to the police wireless repeater station only meant for occasionally visiting officials and not for others. However, there are excellent and affordable lodging facilities are available in Peddapuram Town.

Temple Authorities:

Person In-Charge

Sri Suryanarayana Swami temple,

Pandavula Metta


Peddapuram Mandal

East Godavari District.PIN 533 437


Gollalamamida suryanarayana swamy temple.




Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Temple, G.Mamidada

This is an ancient lord suryadeva temple in gollalamamida village in east godavari.Gollalamamidada is in pedapudi mondal,nearly 20 kilometers far from kakinada.On radhasaptami there is very good radhotsvam in gollalamamida suryanarayana murthy temple.This is one and only suryadeva temple in east godavari. How to reach? From biccavole Gollalamamida nearly 3 kilometers.There is a railway station in biccavole but only passenger trains stop only.There is continue bus service from kakinada and rajahmundry to biccavole.
gollalamamida suryanarayana swamy temple.

This gollalamamida suryanarayana swamy temple is located at a distance of 20 Km from Kakinada, 58 Km from Rajahmundry and 65 Km from Amalapuram (Via Kotipalli). Gollala Mamidada, Peddapudi Mandal, East Godavari District is a well - known pilgrim center for the last hundred years is situated on the banks of the river "Thulya Bhaga" (Antharvahini). This is one of the famous and holy pilgrim center of the East Godavari District. All over Andhra, Gollala Mamidada is called "Gopurala Mamidada". The famous "Rama Temple"
gollalamamida suryanarayana swamy temple.

This gollalamamida suryanarayana swamy temple is located at a distance of 20 Km from Kakinada, 58 Km from Rajahmundry and 65 Km from Amalapuram (Via Kotipalli). Gollala Mamidada, Peddapudi Mandal, East Godavari District is a well - known pilgrim center for the last hundred years is situated on the banks of the river "Thulya Bhaga" (Antharvahini). This is one of the famous and holy pilgrim center of the East Godavari District. All over Andhra, Gollala Mamidada is called "Gopurala Mamidada". The famous "Rama Temple". This temple is located at a distance of 20 Km from Kakinada, 58 Km from Rajahmundry and 65 Km from Amalapuram (Via Kotipalli). with its towering (Gopuras), the famous "Surya Temple" (The second Surya Temple of A.P after Arasavilli ), "Venkateswara Temple, Sainatha Temple " and also the ancient and the famous "Bheemeswara Temple" are here in this holy place.

Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Temple at Gollalamamidada village was incepted by late Sri Kovvuri Basivi Reddy Garu in the year 1920, a great Charitable and auspicious and dedicated mind Jamindar of Gollalamamidada. He has not only rendered dedicated service for the temple, but also dedicated his life for the benefit and welfare of the public at large.


This temple own 16 Acres of wet land donated by successors of late founder for the maintenance and up - keep of the temple.

According to Saivagama, every day archanas are performed. Abhisheka is done regularly according to sastra. Thousands of people from far - off places throng the temple to worship Siddi Vinayaka, who fulfills the wishes of his devotees quickly, directly. Devotees worship at the shrine of Ganapathi, placed in the midst of coconut gardens, the green fields and natural surroundings. Devotees take a vow to visit the temple to get their wishes fulfilled it is the belief and practice of the people of this area to make a promise in the name of this God.

This temple was managed by the followers of late founder under the control and supervision by Endowments Department till an Executive Officer was appointed for the first time in the year 1991. This temple was classified U/s.6(b) (ii) of the Act 30/87 and it is under the administrative control of the Deputy Commissioner, Endowments Department, Kakinada. At present, Sri K. Gopala Krishna Reddy member of founders family and Person - in- Management manages the temple jointly.

The performance of rituals in this temple is in accordance with Sri Vyshanava Samradaya. This temple has gained much importance in Andhra Pradesh as the tenets are of Vyshanava Sampradaya. It is attracting good number of pilgrims all days and especially on Sunday to pray their Owings to Lord Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Varu.

The annual income of the temple on Ac.16.76 cts. of wetland is of Rs.1,30,000/- in terms of cash. In addition to this, the temple is getting annually Rs.1,00,000 as votive offerings.

The gollalamamida suryanarayana swamy temple has been developed by raising structures and super structures with the auspicious funds donated by the family members of the late founder.

gollalamamida suryanarayana swamy Festivals;

Radha Sapthami on Maga Sudda Sapthami (February Month).
Bhishma Ekadasi in the month of February every year.

gollalamamida suryanarayana swamy Accommodation

Amenities are provided to the pilgrims visiting temple.
There are no Guest Houses as the tradition in this temple is to worship the Deity and leave the premises. Contact : 0884 - 2364543 (R).
gollalamamida suryanarayana swamy Temple Authorities:

Person - in - Management,
Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Temple,
G.Mamidada Village,
Pedapudi Mandal,
East Godavari District.







APPANAPALLI BALABALAGI -Sri Bala Balaji Devasthanam

This lord venkateswara temple located in appanapalli village in konaseema.


Sri Bala Balaji Devasthanam

It is Located at a distance of 70 Km from Kakinada (Via Yanam & Bodasakurru), 110 Km (Via Ravulapalem from Kakinada), 85 Km from Rajahmundry and 35 Km from Amalapuram (Via Ambajipeta) 13 Km (Via Bodasakurru Ferry) from Amalapuram. Appanapalli, a remote village in Mamidikuduru Mandal of East Godavari District, situated on the holy banks of river Vynateya has attained reputation as second Tirupathi of Konaseema being the abode of Lord Bala Balaji.
Surrounded by river Godavari on three sides and the Bay of Bengal on 4th side, flanked by wide spread paddy fields, coconut gardens, plain Mango and Jack trees konaseema appears as a part of heaven came down to earth. The village Appanapalli derived its name after a Rushi called "Appana" who did THAPASSU for the good of the world. This place in olden days was famous for well-read Brahmins in Vedas who used to spend their time in reciting hymns and performing sacrifices as ordained in the scriptures.

Little wonder there fore if Appanapalli has established itself as a Center of unfailing cultural heritage of our mother land.

                               Appanapalli balabalaji temple

The founder of the present Bala Balaji Devasthanam is Sri Molleti Ramaswamy an ardent devotee of the Lord of the Seven hills. One night he saw in his dream the Lord ordering him to go ahead with his SAMKALPA of building a temple for the Lord at Appanapalli without coming to Tirupathi with the share of profit in his business for the Lord annually. Accordingly Sri Ramaswamy at once installed the photos of Sri Sri Sri Venkateswaraswamy varu and his consort Padmavathi Ammavaru in his coconut shop in 1966. In course of time pilgrims in thousands started pouring in and Appanapalli occupied a place of devotional importance in the pilgrim map of our state. It is indeed a point of great surprise and beyond any body's comprehension to explain how the devotee Ramaswamy could serve free meal to one and all including Milk to infants besides Medical aid. "It is all His will". Who am i to claim the credit?. Ramaswamy used to say to the enquiries of the devotees.
                                                  Appanapalli balabalaji
On 18th March 1970, Ekadasi Wednesday at 10.10 A.M. the foundation stone for the construction of the New Temple was laid by Sri Ramaswamy amidst the chanting of Mantras by the Vedic Scholars. On 4.7.1991 the New Temple was completed. Strictly in accordance with the Panchahnica Agama Sastra in which, His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Srimanarayana China Jeeyar Swamy varu installed the idols of the Lord and his consort. The annual Brahmotsavam of Swamy varu will be celebrated most piously from Jyesta Sudda Dasami to Jyesta Sudda Chaturdasi during which devotional discourses and pouranic programmes will be held.


Even though Appanapalli is a village, every care is being taken by temple authorities to provide maximum facilities to the devotees visiting the the Lord every day. Food and shelter is being provided freely, safety and security of the pilgrims stands upper most on the job chart. Well-built bathing ghats, separate rooms for ladies for changing their dresses after the holy dip, adequate toilet facilities etc have been provided.

To-day Appanapalli has become a second Tirupathi attracting pilgrims from all parts of our Country. The income derived from various sources like Arjita sevas, sale of human hair, hundi and sale of grass by auction etc will be utilized for the purpose of providing further amenities to the pilgrims.Devotees in lakhs are being expected during the ensuing pushkarams and the devasthanam has been gearing up to welcome the devotees.

Festivals At 

Sri Bala Balaji Devasthanam
Kalyanamahotsavams from Jyestha Suddha Dasami to Jystha Chaturdasi (June).
Mukkoti Ekadasi, Uttaradwara Dharshanam.
Laksha Kumkuma pooja on the eve of Vijayadasami to Padmavathi Ammavaru & Semi pooja in the evening.
Laksha Tulasi pooja to Swamyvaru on Karteeka suddha Ekadasi.
Laksha Chamanti pooja to Andal Ammavaru on the day of 'Bhogi' in the month of January every year.

Accommodation At  

Sri Bala Balaji Devasthanam

Guest House available & Free Meals also provided to devotees. Phone No:08862-239562

Temple Authorities:

Assistant Commissioner and Executive Officer,
Sri Bala Balaji Devasthanam,
Mamidikuduru Mandal,
East Godavari District.
Phone No:239562.

How to reach appanapalli balabaji temple

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This temple is also called as andhra sabarimali.This ayyappa swamy temple is located on dwarapudi in east godavari.

History of Dwarapudi:

dwarapudi ayyappaswamy temple

Rajahmundry: Dwarapudi-which is known as `Andhra Sabarimala' and abode temple of Swamy Ayyappa was crowded on Saturday evening to have `makara darshan'. Thousands of Ayyappa devotees, who cannot afford to go to Sabarimala to have makara darshan thronged to Dwarapudi from Saturday morning. In 1989, Swamy Ayyappa panchaloha idol was installed in Dwarapudi temple in Mandapeta mandal of East Godavari district, by Swami Jayendra Saraswati and the largest Haihara statute, the holy 18 steps and group of temples in one huge complex are the main attraction for this Ayyappa temple.


dwarapudi ayyappaswamy

On Saturday morning, the temple committee organised `Ganapati Homam' at 4.30 a.m., `Irumudi Abhishekams' to Swami Ayyappa around 6.30 a.m. and main Abhishekams to Dwadasa Jyothirlingalu, Astadasa Uma Visweswara Swami, Durga and Shirdi Saibabu were held one by one up to afternoon. Camphor was lit (makara jyothi) around 6.30 p.m., when star Makara was seen in the sky.

How to go?
Dwarapudi is nearly 20 kilometers far away from rajahmundry,60kilometers far away from kakinada.There is a railway station in dwarapudi.This temple is in canal road.From here continuos bus service to rajahmundry,kakinada and mandapeta.
 There are lodgies in anaparthi,mandapeta,rajahmundry.


Sri Andhra Shirdi Saibaba Mandiram_ Balabhadrapuram,EG dist(andhra shirdi)

This temple is also called as andhra shirdi.This saibaba temple is located in balabadrapuram village in biccavolu mandal beside of canal road,six kilometers far from anaparthy.

about the balabhadrapuram shirdi saibaba temple (andhra shirdi) :

balabhadrapuram shirdi sai baba temple

Andhra Shirdi Sainath Temple is located in a small and prosperous village Balabhadrapuram in Bikkavolu Mandal of East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. The Baba statue was laid on 17th February 2004 and till now we have completed 5 years and we are successfully entering into the sixth year. With the blessings of Lord Sainath we have spent Rs.2.50 crores on this temple and ready to spend another Rs.2 crores for the development and make the temple one of the most sacred places in the country.

Sri Andhra Shirdi Saibaba Mandiram_ Balabhadrapuram,EG dist
                                               Sri Andhra Shirdi Saibaba Mandiram_ Balabhadrapuram,EG dist

Our strong belief is construction of temple and Pratishta of the Sai baba statue has all happened with the blessings and miracle of Baba only. When committee members went to Jaipur to bring Sai’s statue from there, one Additional SP Sri Dwarampudi Satyanarayana Reddy, who is known to one of our committee members helped a lot in choosing beautiful marbal statue of Swami Shirdi Sainath. Committee members along with Satyanarayana Reddy couple took Baba’ statue along with them to Shirdi in a van and performed Abhishekams, Archanas and Poojas by Shirdi Baba temple priests to our statue. Then, the Baba statue was brought here with grand rally and 100 devotees put Sai Mala to participate in `Vigraha Pratishta’ (Laying ceremony of Lord Baba). With only Rs.27 receipt the temple committee collected Rs.8 lakhs and also asked the devotees to write Sai Koti. Both the receipts and Sai Koti books were kept beneath the statue during Vigraha Pratishta.

The uniqueness of the temple is that, in the premises of Baba temple Paddy has been grown which is 50 year old and Lotus flowers are developed which are heartfelt by Goddess Lakshmi Devi. In Dhyana Mandir of the temple, you can witness the Baba statue in a realistic mood and there is a rosewood swinger for Baba to take rest in the night. There is a Palkin, Chariot in the temple.

Another unique feature of this temple is, like Arasavelli Surya Deva Temple, the sun race also touches the statue of Baba in early in the morning and hundreds of devotees come and witness this auspicious scene early in the morning. But from February 13th to 17th only the Sun race will focus on the Baba’s statue from top to bottom. This uniqueness is a coincidence that Baba’s statue was erected on the same dates in the temple.

Weighing system (Tulabharam) in Baba Temple (andhra shirdi):

The temple committee introduced weighing system (tulabharam) on the lines of Udipi Sri Krishna Temple. Those who want to fulfill their long cherishing wishes, they will perform this Tulabharam in the temple. After fulfilling their wish, elders will weigh with 100 kgs sugar and 110 kg Jaggery and for children 10 to 18 varieties of pulses. One of the couples had `Vibhoothi’ (ash) from Baba’s Dhuni (camp fire) and had male child. With happiness and fulfilling the wish, they kept the baby in weighing machine and 2, 125 silver was donated to the temple. One un-known devotee dropped 100 grams Gold biscuit and some devotees given their first salaries from Rs.10 thosuand to Rs.1 lakh to Baba.

The Committee decided to order for Golden Turban (Kiritam) with Rs.18 lakhs, Dining hall, Sri Venkateswara or Goddess Saraswati temple on the top of the Sai’s temple, Old-age, scholarships for students, Veda Patasala, preparing West side road to see that four roads will be prepared for performing Chariot Festival on the lines of Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swai in four Mada Streets.

So the Committee appeals every devotee of Shirdi Sai Maharaj to have a darshan of Bhalabhadrapuram Andhra Shirdi Sai Temple and live happy and prosperously. It is going to be a memorable moment in your life if once you have a darshan of Baba here.

Historic background of the temple(andhra shirdi):

The historic background of the temple is quite interesting. S. Veera Venkata Krishna Purushothama Reddy and his wife Anasuya were going to Shirdi Sai Baba temple in Dowleswaram, about 30 kms from Bhalabhadrapuram on every Thursday to perform Abhishekham with milk to Baba. Then he got an idea, instead of coming to this much distance why don’t we have a temple of Baba in our village itself. He met 10 to 15 of his friends and moved his proposal of constructing Baba temple with Rs.15 to 20 lakhs. They met Sri S.L. Kanaka Raju Guruswami, who is founder of Andhra Sabarimala temple in Dwarapudi to tell about their proposal. He readily agreed for the proposal.

The foundation was laid on 20th February 2003 at 8.06 a.m. by then Anaparti MLA Nallamilli Moola Reddy and Satyavati. The beautiful temple with all the amenities was completed on 17 February 2008 at 8.18 am on Thursday. Sri Sri Sri Swami Satya Sadananda Prabhuji, Founder of Sri Saidhamam Sevasramam completed erection of state as inauguration of the temple.
Details of puja:

The ceremony of temple will be done in admirable way annually on 17th February and anadanam will be done on that advantageous break in Andhra Shirdi temple.

Sri Rajarajeswari Swaroop Sri Chakra Goddess temple is in the bounds of Andhra Shirdi temple in which every Friday, Abounding moon day (Pournima) and during Sarannavaratri (Dasara) appropriate poojas will be performed.


On the break of Gurupournima and Datta Jayanti appropriate pooja, Abhishekams will be performed to both Baba and Dattatreya Swami.

The temple committed has fabricated a accouterment to the admirers to accomplish approved pooja to Andhra Shirdi Sai on all the 365 day on their Gotra, Namam by advantageous Rs.600 per annum or Rs.60 per month. In the case of Sri Rajarajeswari Swaroop Sri Chakra Amma Goddess, appropriate poojas will be done on all 12 abounding moon canicule (Pournimas) by advantageous Rs.500 per annum.

Satya Sai Vratham is important pooja for Andhra Shirdi Sai for which board is absitively to aggregate alone Rs.50 from addict for one vratham.

About annadhanam in balabhadrapuram shirdi saibaba temple (andhra shirdi):

On every Thursday there would be anadanam for devotees from 500 to thousand and on every full moon day (Pournima) 500 will be fed by the temple committee. Anadanam will be arranged on Guru Pournima and Karthika Pournima days along with 25 to 30 thousand will get Baba prasadam (meal) on temple anniversary which falls on 17th February. Devotees are coming forward to pay Rs.1000 and above towards Annadanam scheme and temple committee is depositing the same in the bank and the interest on that amount is spending on mass anadanam function.

The temple committee is planning to start Nity Annadana Pathakam (daily anadanam scheme) through which devotee can choose any day of his choice to feed under this scheme.

 About Prasadam in balabhadrapuram shirdi saibaba temple (andhra shirdi) :

On the lines of Tirumala Venkateswara Swami temple Laddu, Andhra Shirdi Sai temple is also offering Laddu of 100 grams for Rs.10. This temple is the first temple to sell Vegetable Biryani with 500 grams for Rs.40 and most of the devotees take this prasadam to their relatives in far off places from this temple. All the amounts coming through the sale of prasadams will be deposited in the bank and the interest will be spent on anadanam. Till now Rs.5 lakhs were collected through sale of prasadams.

Temple authorities of balabhadrapuram shirdi saibaba temple (andhra shirdi) contact ph nos:


Canal Road, Balabhadrapuram,

E. G. Dt., Andhra Pradesh,


Ph: 08857 - 236114, 98496 66377.

Accomidation in balabhadrapuram shirdi saibaba temple (andhra shirdi):

                         In anaparthi there are 3 lodges.That is the only accomidation for balabhadrapuram shirdi saibaba temple.