East Godavari District Famous Temples


Famous Hindu temples in East Godavari district..

LORD VEERA VENKATA SATYA NARAYANA SWAMY TEMPLE ANNAVARAM
 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.

SRI LAKSHMI NARASIMHA SWAMY TEMPLE KORUKONDA
 It is located at a distance of 60 km from Kakinada,20 Km from Rajhmundry and 110 km from Amalapuram. This is an ancient and historical temple and also a Vyshnava Divya Kshetra. The daily rituals are being performed according to Vyshnava - Vyghanasa Agama Sastra.There are two temples out of which one is Swayambuvu and another is Prathista Deity. The Swayambhuvu is situated in about 120 mts. height having about 615 steps which are very keen and because of this keen formation of the hill the village is named as "Korukonda".The deity which is a Swayambhuvu appears in a holy place at the top of the hill measuring about 9 inches.

SRI BALA BALAJI DEVASTHANAM APPANAPALLI
 Appanapalli 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.

LORD BHIMESWARA SWAMI TEMPLE, DRAKSHARAMA
 Draksharamam is located at a distance of 28 Km from Kakinada,50 Km from Rajahmundry and 25 Km from Amalapuram. Throughout the length and breadth of the Sacred "Mother India", there are many pilgrim centers. From amongst them "Draksharama" is the one in the Southern India on the Eastern Bank of the River Godavari. It is colloquially known as Draksharama carrying the implied meaning as "Draksharama" meaning the Abode of Daksha Prajapathi - the Father-in-law of Lord Siva and the beloved Father of 'Sati' the spiritual spouse of Lord Siva.

SRI SURYANARAYANA SWAMY TEMPLE, G.MAMIDADA
 This 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"

SRI NOOKALAMMA TEMPLE KANDRAKOTA
 Kandrakota is a village in East Godavari District of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Peddapuram mandal of Peddapuram revenue division.

LORD KUKKUTESHWARA SWAMY TEMPLE PITHAPURAM
Located 20 Km from Kakinada and 75 Km from Rajahmundry, It is considered to be one of the 18 Shakthipithas in India.Pithapuram is one of the oldest and famous pilgrim places of India. There is an oldest temple call “Padagya Keshatram in Pithapuram. The Lord “Sri Kukuteswara Swamy is the Swayambhu with Spatika Lingam”. Pithapuram is one of the Twelve Pilgrims, one of the five Madava Keshatra and one of the Asta Dasa (Eighteen) Sakthi Petas. Previously Pithapuram is known as Pitikapuram.

SRI GOLINGESWARA SWAMI VARI TEMPLE BICCAVOLU
This temple is located at a distance of 33 Km from Kakinada, 40 Km from Rajahmundry and 60 Km from Amalapuram. Biccavolu is known for Beautiful stone temple of Lord Shiva. Built by the Eastern Chalukyas in the 9th-10th centuries, the temples are a fine example of the architectural grandeur that was typical of the Dravidian style. A stone sculpture of Ganesha in the village is a masterpiece of Chalukyan craftsmanship.

SRI VEERESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE  MURAMALLA
Muramalla is located at a distance of 25 Km from Amalapuram, 38 Km from Kakinada (Via Yanam) and 105 Km from Rajahmundry (Via Ravulapalem). The village Muramalla is Major Panchayat and it is just adjacent to Mummidivaram Mandal. There are number of buses plying from Kakinada, Amalapuram and limited buses from Rajahmundry.

SRI MANDESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE MANDAPALLI
Mandapalli is Situated 38 Km from Rajahmundry, 60 Km from Kakinada and 30 Km from Amalapuram.In the days of yore, this locality was the holy ashram of the sage Dhadhichi Maharshi. 

SRI SURYANARAYANA SWAMI TEMPLE, PANDAVULA METTA
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.

MARIDAMMA TALLI TEMPLE PEDDAPURAM
Located in Peddapuram taluk in East Godavari district, Peddapuram Maridamma temple is famous for its Maridamma festival, celebrated for thirty-one days from the Amavasya in the month of Jyeshtha to the Amavasya in the month of Ashadha.

SRI JAGANMOHINI KESAVA & GOPALA SWAMY TEMPLE RYALI
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.

SRI BHAVANARAYANA SWAMY TEMPLE SARPAVARAM
The temple is located at a distance of 5 Km from Kakinada. The story of Sarpavaram is narrated in the Brahma Vyvarta Purana. The great saint Agastya narrated this story to Saunaka and other saints of the Nymisha forest.

SRI CHALUKYA KUMARARAMA SRI BHIMESWARASWAMY VARI TEMPLE SAMALKOTA
Samalkot is located at a distance of 12 km from Kakinada, 52 Km from Rajahmundry. Bhimavaram (Lat. 17o 02'N, Long. 82o 12'E), which now forms part of Samalkot town, is known as Bhimavara Kshetram with its famous temple of Kumararama - Bhimesvara. The village was known in the past as Chalukya Bhimavaram according to the inscriptions found in the temple. It is situated at a distance of about 11 kilometers to the North of Kakinada in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh and is on the Chennai - Howrah broad gauge railway line of South - Central Railway.

SRI LAKSHMI NARASIMHA SWAMY TEMPLE ANTHARVEDI
Antharvedi is located at a distance of 130 Kms from Kakinada, 100 kms from Rajahmundry and 65 Kms from Amalapuram. In Kritayuga, Sage Sounaka and his colleagues gathered in Naimisaranya to conduct Satrayaga. 

SRI SOMESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE KOTIPALI
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.

SRI UMA MARKANDEYESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE RAJAHMUNDRY
The temple is located in Rajahmundry town which is at a distance of 65 Km from Kakinada and 70 Km from Amalapuram. Ac cording to the recitals, a Muni called Mrukhanada dedicated for Meditation with an object of getting children and Lord Siva gave Varam at the choice of Muni to select a Baby having no husband throughout her life or a Boy surviving 11 years for a sprit of devotion and pious personality. The Muni choosed a Boy at the instance of Lord Siva. Lord Siva gave varam accordingly.

 SRI SIDDI VINAYAKA SWAMI TEMPLE AINAVILLI
 Ainavilli is located at a distance of 72 Km from Kakinada (Via Yanam, Amalapuram and Mukteswaram), 55 Km from Rajahmundry (Via Ravulapalem, Kotapeta and Vanapalli) and 14 Kms from Amalapuram (Mukteswaram).According to Vaastu Sastra the most suitable places to build temples are, on the bank of a river, near the sea - hore, at the confluence of rivers, on top of a mountain or near places of sanctity.

SRI UMAKOPPESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE PALIVELA
 The temple is located at a distance of 90 km from Kaninada, 50 Km from Rajahmundry and 25 Km from Amalapuram. In the past this pilgrim center became famous as one among the pilgrim centres of Bhima Mandalam. This pilgrim center is at present in the village called Palivela in the Kothapeta Mandal of East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. The idol installation of the Lord was done by Maharshi Agastya. The Lord here is being called Sri Uma Koppulingeswara Swamy. This pilgrim center is in the route between Rajahmundry and Amalapuram near kothapeta.

SRI TALUPULAMMA AMMAVARI DEVASTHANAM
 Sri Talupulamma Ammavari Devasthamam is located 70 Km from Kakinada, 106 Km from Rajahmundry, 176 Km from Amalapuram (via Rajahmundry) and 8 km from Tuni.

SRI SRUNGARA VALLABHA SWAMY TEMPLE TOLI TIRUPATI
Tirupati is a south Indian village in Peddapuram Mandal in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh.
Tirupati (Tholi Tirupati) is one of the famous ancient temples of South India, Located near Peddapuram, East Godavari,Andhra Pradesh ; Famous for Divine Lord "Sringara Vallabha Swami" This temple is said to be 9000 years old. There are 3 major and unique things we can witness 

SRI VENKATESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE VADAPALLI
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple is also Known as Vadapalli Venkanna Swamy Temple is located in Vadapalli village, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh on the banks of Godavari River. Sri Venkateswara Swamy is the presiding deity in this famous Vadapalli temple. Vadapalli Venkanna Temple is 10 km from Ravulapalem.

ANDHRA SABARIMALAI NEAR ANNAVARAM
Andhra Sabarimala is coming up on a sprawling one lakh square yards about 30 km. from Annavaram temple in East Godavari district.
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