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Sir Umakoppeswara Swamy Temple

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.

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Penugonda is the birth place of Goddess Sri Vasavi Kannika Parameshwari .Sri Vasavi Kannika Parameshwari Temple is situated in Penugonda ,a town in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.This Penugonda Kshetram is considered as the "Kasi of Vysyas" and is a holy place for vysyas.The Birth place of Vasavi Matha. The holy Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari temple which finds mention in various ancient religious texts. According to a legend, Vasavi Kanyaka Paratneswariwas fambus for her beauty. The holy temple enshrining the august triple deities- Sri Nagareswaraswamy, Mother Kanyakaparameswari and Mahishasuramardini. The temple is built in strict accordance with vastu sastra and so possessing sturdy prakars, tall gopuras , spacious courtyards, several minishrines, vast garbagrihas, grand mukhamandapas etc. it faces east and a tall tower surmounting over the broad mahadwara beckons the visitors with its beautiful sculptural pieces adoring it from top to bottom and on all four sides too. In front of it lies a vast courtyard with several buildings housing the office room, choultry and quarters for the staff. In the second Prakara, there are many mandamus installed with adorable deities, like Vinayaka, Bali, Navagrahas, besides the exquisitely made colorful statues of Mother Kanyakaparameswari standing in fire -pit with parents by her side.The garbha griha of Nagareswaraswamy is quite spacious, and its spick and span together with the elevated vedh for the lingam in the center is masterly planned and tastefully executed. The imposing ling installed on a broad, high pedestial adorned with colorful garlands and the triple lines studded with diamonds is so captivating that the devotees raise their hands in veneration the moment it gleams into their sight. And feel transported to Kailas for a while. Its size and sheen are its plus points. The other two garbha grihas frankling this housing Mahishasuramardhini and Vasavamba are grand, and the icons beautified with dazzling jewels and colorful outfit mesmerises the adorers. A single darsan leaves unforgettable impression on the minds of the devotees and beckons repeated visits on and on.

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It is famous for the temple of Sri Veerabhadra (Shiva), which is picturasquely located on a hill known as Devakuta Parvatha in the middle of the Godavari river like an Island. Considered to be one of the Panchkasi Kshetrams of the Shivaites, the temple has a beautiful Nandi Vigarha.Carved images of dancing people adorn the walls while an awe-inspiring life-size sculpture of Devi Bhadrakali with lot of ornaments & a sword, catches the eye. A temple dedicated to Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy can also be visited. Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation is maintaining the daily buses from Hyderabad to Pattiseema and boat trips in the Godavari from Pattiseema to Papikondalu. You can see the beauty of the river while travelling by boat cruise. Located 120 Kms from Eluru , 40 Kms from Rajahmudry, 55 Kms from Bhimavaram & 25 Kms from Kovvur.

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Peddapuram has a popular temple for the deity called Maridamma. There is a JATARA (carnival) held annually for the goddess Maridamma, which lasts for a month in Ashada Masam of Telugu calender.Many piligrims visit this place on this occasion and vows of many kinds are made to the goddess, generally,it is said, to secure alleviation from diseases.

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