Batte Vinayaka Temple Barkur


Batte Vinayaka Temple is one of the oldest shrines of the district. This Temple attracts large number of devotees on Sankashtahara Chaturdashi, Ganesha Chowthi and other auspicious days relating to Lord Ganapathi. The idol of Lord Ganesha is probably the only deity facing towards north. But, wearing a small piece of cloth around its waist and bells and plaited hair, the idol of Lord Ganesha is slightly leaning towards the west.

This quaint town lies 16 km from Udupi and is generally off the conventional tourist lists. Located on the banks of River Sita.


Barkur, Karnataka 576210

Temple priest B Ganapathi Bhat says, “Earlier, there was no question of locking the Temple. But, we have started locking the Temple since two years as a safety measure.”

  • Believed to be a construction prior to Barkur Kingdom, Batte Ganapathi Temple is being visited by drivers and vehicle owners.
  • Barkur is famous for Temples (some devotees figure it as exactly 365) so that one can visit one Temple a day.
  • But most of such Temples have been deteriorated due to lapse of time, poor maintenance, natural calamities and ignorance.

Renowned researcher Dr Gururaj Bhat and a research team from Mangalore University has suggested preserving the five footsteps in front of the Temple even when renovating shrine. The Temple is being renovated at a cost Rs 20 lakh


Sri Rajagopalaswamy Temple at a distance of 36 km from Kumbakonam, 45 km from Thanjavur and 96 km from Trichy, Sri Rajagopalaswamy Temple is a Vaishnavite shrine located in the town of Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu.

Timings: 5.30 AM – 12 PM and 4 PM – 9.30 PM

About Temple:

About Temple Much of the historical glimpses are Established in an area of six square acres with gigantic, sprawling seven circumambulatory paths with sixteen majestic towers and the typical grandeur of the stately Rajagopuram towering higher up the ethereal regions up 154 feet; the captivating marvel of a temples abides as a rare symbol of excellence. Some of the circumambulatory path like Tiruvunnazhi Prakaram, Garuda prakaram, Champaka prakaram, Kasi prakaram, Nacchiyar prakaram are enormously spacious and extensive and unique in their appearance. The seven vast splendid halls like Vallala Maharaja Mandapam, Thousand-pillared mandapam, Garuda Vahana mandapam, Yanai vahana mandapam, Lattice-window mandapa (Palakani mandapa) Butter and pot mandapa-(Vennai thazhi mandapa) Mast – Wood vehicle mandapa (Punnai vahana mandap) add the to the captivating pervasive expance of the temple prakaras. Sri Rajagopalaswamy with Sri Rukmini, Satyabhama, and Senkamalvalli There are twenty-four shrines including Perumal and Thayar shrines in the temple. The mast – wood tree Punnai is the sacred tree of the temple adored with special devotion as it is dedicated especially to the Lord. It is located in the Champaka Prakaram.

Sri Rajagopalaswamy Temple is dedicated to Rajagopalaswamy, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. The temple was first constructed by Kulothunga Chola I. Successive kings of the Chola Empire, Rajaraja Chola III, Rajendra Chola III and kings of Thanjavur Nayaks, Achyuta Devaraya expanded the temple. The temple contains inscriptions of the Hoysala kings and some Vijayanagara grants and many records of the later Nayaks and Marathas. The Thanjavur Nayaks made the temple as their dynastic and primary shrine and made significant additions.

The temple is spread over an area of 23 acres and is one of the important Vaishnavite shrines in India. The temple is called Dakshina Dwarka along with Guruvayoor by Hindus. The sanctum of the temple enshrines a 7 feet high image of Vaasudeva with his consorts Sri Devi and Bhoodevi. The Utsava murthi idol is of exquisite beauty and is adorned with precious jewellery and colourful flowers. Along with him are his consorts Rukmani and Satyabhama.

The temple also has 24 shrines, 7 mandapams, 9 theerthams, 16 gopurams and 7 prakarams that were constructed by Kulothunga Chola I. The temple complex has intricate carvings and depicts the architecture grandeur of Cholas and Thanjavur Nayaks. The present shrine along with a 1000-pillard hall and the big compound wall was constructed by Vijaya Raghava Nayak. Rajagopalaswamy Temple also has temple tank which is said to be one of the largest temple tanks in India.

Rajagopalaswamy Temple is known for annual Panguni Brahmotsavam (Mar 15-Apr 15) for a period of 18 days. A bronze idol of Lord Krishna which belonged to Chola period is taken out for the procession during the chariot festival.


Mannargudi, Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu 614001



Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Narasimha an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This Temple consists of a pillared hall and garbhagriha. This temple is famous for Astahmuki Puskharini on top of the hill, constructed in octagonal shape. The temple was built during the Rastrakuta times and renovated during the period of Western Chalukyas, Kakatiyas and later rulers.

  • Distance (From Nizamabad Bus Station): 12 Kms
  • Visited From: Ashok Sagar / Jankampet Lake (3 km)
  • Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
  • Place Location: Jankampet Village
  • Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
  • The annual festival and full moon day attract lot of pilgrims.
  • Timings: 6:30 am to 1:30 am and 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
At a distance of 2.5 km from Jankampet Bus Stand, 12 km from Nizamabad Bus Station, 27 km from Basara Bus Station and 186 km from Hyderabad, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is located at Jankampet in Nizamabad District of Telangana.
Ugrnarasihma killed hiranyakashava ,munnis and rushismaked him cool.immediatly he installed here as narasimha. This can be developed as another picnic spot in the District by developing garden other tourist amenities.
Before seeing main temple here the the place to be seen is Astamukhee Koneeru ( 8 faces in 8directions lake).this is with 8 directions famous bath in this and with that wet clothes take coconut and 8 types of grains .then make 9 rounds around the lake for every round keep the grains on one one direction,at last break the this we will be very happy.then again do bath and wear dry clothes.then worship the god on the top of the hill lord laxmi narasimha swamy temple.
if we have any desire then keep the two hands thumb fingures on the stone before the god if it is going to be fulfilled then fingures move far from each other to some distance.on the top of hill there is location with beautiful trees.before the main temple there is shiva temple here pilgrims cook food under banian tree and eat then stay untill evening and go. Sri Laxmi Narshima Swamy Temple Famous for Astah(8 Corner) Muki(faced) Koneru which resides on the top of Hill.

south indiaone and only one Astamukhee Koneeru here it is. The Astamukhee Koneeru is the specialty of the temple and nowhere in the AP this temple is seen. Crystal clear water will be flowing over the koneer in Rainy time and lots of Pilgrims are coming in Pournami Amavasya Day,Annual Jatra is famous.

Sri Jagajjanani Temple Nandyal

“Sri Jagajjanani Temple” is one of a kind temple, located at Nandyal in the state of Andhra Pradesh. which is 40 Kms from Nandyal. Veerabrahmendra Swamy Temple and Matam is famous in Banaganapalle.Just 25 km away from BanaganPalle, there is a 2nd largest cave in India. The name of cave is Belum Cave. Hindu pilgrimage place, which is named for Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple. This is 14 km west of Banagapalle on the Banaganapalle-Peapully road.As the name suggests, the temple is dedicated to the Mother of theworld including all Gods and Goddesses. A lot of people come here every year to visit and pray to the goddess of entire universe.

Importance of Sri Jagajjanani Temple

Importance of this temple can be understood from the fact that this is the only second temple of its kind in the whole world. The first one of this kind is located in Himalayas near Lake ManasaSarovaram, which already collapsed and that’s why this is the only temple which is consisting of Sri Jagajjanani Idol in entire world.A temple dome or top is known as Gopuram in Telugu. Gopuram of this temple consist of all the forms of Gods and Goddesses including “Kalpa Vrukshamu”, “Holy seven sages”,” Holy seven mothers” (Saptha Matrukalu), “Mukkoti Devathalu”, “ Crores of living beings”, “Ashtadasa Sakthi Peetalu” and “Nava Durgas”. This gopuram makes it rare and sacred in itself.

The idol situated here is one of the rarest idols in the world. The architecture of the idol indicates that the entire universe, including all Gods, Goddesses and life, has emerged from the Goddess herself. It consists of 8 hands and 5 faced Shiva in her Stomach, 4 faced Brahma in her left 3rd hand and Sri Maha Vishnu at her Feet. On the right hand side, she holds Moon in 1st hand, Earth in 2nd hand, Sun, Lakshmi Devi in 3rd hand, 3rd eye, The Trisulam in the 4th hand. Brahma came from the stomach navel in thread of Lotus of Vishnu. And also she is sitting on her vehicle “lion”, under a Big Snake which contains 17 heads as an Umbrella.

Legend associated with the temple states that, when Sri Jagajjanani Matha decided to start the life on earth, she came to earth and incarnated herself in Himalyas near ManasaSarovaram Lake. All gods and goddesses used to come and take a bath in the same lake and to pray the mother goddess. Sri Jagajjanani forms both the Husband and wife forms when she needs them and do not have a separate form for each of them. To start life on earth she gave her male forms as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and female forms as Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati to produce, develop and stop life on earth. It is believed that the Goddess incarnated herself in Nandyal after Himalyas.

About Poojas and Festivals in Sri Jagajjanani Temple

Pournami Poojas, Rahu Kala Poojas and Amavasya are performed on regular basis in the temple. These poojas are performed here every day as per the schedule. There is a belief among devotees that if someone starts a pooja on a particular day, he should perform the same pooja on same day for 21 weeks.

Darsan Timings:

  • 06:00 AM to 01:00 PM and from 02:00 PM to 09:00 PM (Everyday)
    Not Allowed: The Children below and equal to 15 years of age are not allowed into Inner Room (Garbalayamu) of the Sri Jagajjanani Temple.


  • Sri Durga Friends Unit, Sri Jagajjanani Nagar, Kurnool, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh 518501


Thiru Uthirakosamangai is a renowned Shiva temple believed to exist from 3000 years ago. The presiding deity Managalanathar is believed to have preached the meanings of Vedas and other auspicious secrets of Hinduisms to His consort Managalambigai at this holy place. The temple and its glory are found to be mentioned in various literatures and Saivaite canons.

Distance (From Rameshwaram): 70 Kms

Visited From: Ramanathapuram

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: 15 Kms From Ramanathapuram

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: This place is usually visited along with Ramanathapuram (15 km)

At a distance of 70 km from Rameshwaram and 15 km from Ramanathapuram. Uthirakosamangai is famous for an ancient Siva temple considered to be 3000 years old. This is the place where Siva transferred the secrets of Vedas to Parvati. Uthiram means (updesham) kosam (secrets) Parvati (Mangai) hence this place is known as Uthira Kosa Mangai.

The main deity here is Mangalanathar (Siva) and his consort is Mangleshwari. The main attraction of this temple is a statue of Natarajar made of emerlad which is about 51/2 feet tall. This idol is known as Margatha Natarajar and the deity is always covered with sandal paste. Only in the Tamil month of Margazhi on Tiruvathira nakshtram the sandal paste gets removed and there is abhishekam for the idol and this special darshan is known as Arudhra darishanam.There is a Nandi just outside the sanctum and a bigger Nandi in the outer prakaram known here as Pradosha Nandi. Special poojas are conducted here on Pradosham days in the evenings as it is believed that Siva dances between the horns of Nandi during that time.

Annual ‘Arudhra’ festival in December attracts a large number of devotees on this day and on the next day again the idol gets smeared with sandal paste.


Bhimeswaraswamy temple is peaceful and quiet as not many people seem to visit it, normally but what an architectural treasure it the entrance of the temple is a raised platform that has the Navagrahas and idols of Lord Hanuman and small Siva Lingas. A few steps lead up to the high platform, such pedestals for Navagrahas and idols are common in temples but not one where you can actually climb it, touch the idols and pray.

  • Distance (From Vemulawada Bus Station): 1.5 Kms
  • Visited From: Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple (0.5 km)
  • Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
  • Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Walk/Trek
  • Timings: 6 AM – 12:30 PM and 3 PM – 7:30 PM.


Every year at the time of Maha Shiva Rathri devotees in large numbers attend this temple while visitng Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple.

At a distance of 1.5 km from Vemulawada Bus Stand, 0.5 km from Sri Raja Rajeshwara Temple(Vemulawada Temple), Sri Bhimeshwara Swamy Temple is one of the most important temples in Vemulawada.

Bhimeswara Temple is known for its strict following of Vedic rules and regulations with a lot of perfection. This temple belongs to 9th century A.D which was constructed under the direct influence of Shaiva religion. The pujas and rituals are performed in time in a religious manner. The priests of this shrine are having vast experience and high qualification in perfectly performing the various kinds of religious functions and activities. The local people visit this temple daily and on certain auspicious days and festive days. At this temple, various types of pujas, rituals, yagna and homams are conducted as per the request of the adherent devotees. This is the most visited temple of this region with family members, relatives and close friends with great devotion and commitment. It is the most visited and popular temple among the group of ancient temples of this region. A good number of domestic and foreign pilgrims and visitors daily visit this shrine during the day hours.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple belongs to 9th century CE. It was built by Chalukya king Bhaddega during 850-895 CE. The temple is surrounded by a massive stone compound. This temple boasts wonderful is architecture. Built in the Nagara style, the temple is built on a raised platform with a mukhamandapa, an entrance hall and a Sanctum Sanctorum. The raised platform has a variety of rich carvings of Siva, Dasavataras and the Panchatantra stories.

Inside the mukhamandapa the four central pillars are taller than the rest of the pillars. The central pillar is a huge and massive one and the base of which contains extensive relief work on four sides that include Swans, Apsarasas, Elephants, etc. In the sanctum sanctorum houses a large Shiva Lingam with 3 feet diameter.


Thirukandiyur temple in Thanjavur

Thirukandiyur divya desam is around 10 kms from Tanjore and about 4 kms from Tiruvayaru. The Lord here is called Sri Hara Saba Vimochana Perumal. The temple is situated between Kudamurutti and Vennar rivers, has got two prakarams(corridors around the temple). It has a three-tier Rajagopuram facing east.

Distance (From Thanjavur): 12 Kms

Visited From: Thanjavur

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: Thiruvaiyaru (4 Km) can be visited along with this palce

Timings: 8 AM 12 PM and 4.30 PM to 8 PM.

At a distance of 12 km from Thanjavur and 35 km from Kumbakonam, Thirukandiyur is a temple town situated in Tamilnadu. The major attraction of Thirukandiyur is the Temple of Hara Sapavimochana Kandeswarar. The temple of Thirukandiyur is considered one of the 108 Divyadesams and is also known as Pancha Kamala Kshetram. As per history, the temple was built by Emperor Mahabali and is located between Kudamurutti and Vennar Rivers.

This temple is an excellent specimen of Dravidian style of architecture. It has a three-tiered Rajagopuram facing East with two enclosures. The main diety Hara Sapavimochana Perumal is in standing posture in the sanctum sanctorum. There is a beautiful pond called Kapaala Theertham situated on the western side of the temple. Just opposite to it is the Padma Theertham, there are shrines for Goddess Kamalavalli, Lord Narasimhar, Sudharsanar, Andal, and the Azhwars in outer enclosure.

The complex also has a temple for Lord Shiva, known as Kandeswarar Temple. The place has the reputation of being honoured as Trimoorthy Sthalam. Since there is no temple for Brahma, he can be seen in Kandeswarar temple gracing with Goddess Saraswathi. It is believed that devotees visiting the temple will be freed from all their sins.

The Brahmotsavam festival is being celebrated in Tamil Month of Panguni. The temple was renovated due to the efforts of Sreemadh Andavan Sri Rangaramanuja Maha Desigan.

The legend behind the temple is that Paramewaran (Shiva) plucked the fifth head of Brahma and hence was cursed with Brhamahathi dosham. The skull of Brahma was stuck in his hand and could not get rid of it. As per his curse ,unless he filled the skull with rice by way of alms, he will not be able to get rid of the skull. He went around asking for ‘bikshai’ ( begging for food) and it never got filled. He approached Lord Vishnu and Mahalakshmi filled the kabalam (skull) with rice and got filled. As he went around asking for bikshai, He is also called as ‘Pikshandavar’.However, the skull stuck to his hand did not fall off. Lord Narayana asked him to go to ThiruKandiyur to completely get rid of the curse. Hence Shiva went to Thiru Kandiyur to Kamala pushkarani and took a bath and got rid of the saabham (curse).After that this pushkarani came to be known as Kabala theertham.

Medaram Sammakka Saralamma Temple (Jatara)

Medaram Samakka Sarakka Jatara is a Tribal Festival being celebrated in Medaram Village, started 31 January. The village Medaram is located in Tadvai Mandal at a distance of 110KM from Warangal city, State of Telangana, India.

  • Distance (From Warangal): 95 Kms
  • Visited From: Laknavaram Lake (35 km)
  • Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
  • Place Location: 14 Km From Tadvai Between Warangal-Eturunagaram
  • Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
  • Temple Timings : 1) During Jatara Days temple is open 24 hrs round the clock 2) Any day of the year(365 days), Non-Jatara days its 6am to 6pm.

Accommodation is available at Laknavaram Lake (35 km – Haritha Resort), Tadvai (14 km – few Cottages) & ITDA Guest House at Medaram.

Important days in Sammakka Sarakka Medaram Jatara:

Day 1
The First Day of Medaram Jatara is celebrated as the arrival of Goddess Sarakka. Sarakka will be brought from Kanneboyina Palli( a neighbouring village in the forest) in the evening and placed on Gadde, the Sanctum Sanctorum of this Jatara.

Thhe second day of Samakka Saralamma Jatara is celebrated as the arrival of Goddess Samakka the presiding deity of Medaram Jathara. The Goddess will be brought from Chilukala Gutta in the evening and will be placed on Holy Gadde. Normally, the Goddess is in the form of Vermilion.There are two Gadde’s (an earthen platform raised under the tree) separately one for Goddess Samakka and other for Goddess Sarakka. The Tribal priest brings Bamboo Sticks and placed on Gadde. The Goddess are represented by Bamboo Sticks smeared with Turmeric (Goddess Sarakka) and Vermilion (Goddess Samakka).

The most important day of the Jatara. On this holy day, Magha Suddha Pournima, the Goddess Samakka – Saralamm Darshan is available to Devotees. Devotees perform holy bath in “Jampanna Vaggu”( It is a tributary to river Godavari) and visit the Goddess to seek blessings of Goddess Sammakka and Saralamma.

The nal day of the Jatara – On this last day, the deities are taken back into the forest to the Goddess original places. This ceremony is called as “Vanapravesham”

The main deity(s) of the Sammakka Saralamma temple are two brave women who stood up for their community and its betterment. They became Martyrs in the battle. According to the legend, once a troop from the Koya tribal community was returning from a trip, when they saw a little girl playing with the tigress. The head of the troop saw the girl and inspired by her bravery, he adopted her and named her as Samakka. Later she married a headman of a neighboring tribal group and had a daughter, Sarakka. Both the mother and daughter protested the Kakatiya kings who forced the tribes to pay taxes. Both the women fought bravely and reportedly lost their lives. The Koya community constructed this temple as a token of gratitude. Annually an event called Sammakka Saralamma jatara is held which is considered as one of the largest tribal festivals of the world.

Sammakka is mother of Sarakka; both belong to the tribal community in Medaram village. In 14th century, Sammakka & Sarakka fought against Kakatiyas ruler Prathaparudra who tried to occupy the tribal territories. Finally, they lost their lives along with all their family members during the brutal fight.

The Sammakka Sarakka Jatara (Festival) is held to offer tribute to the brave mother-daughter warriors. Approximately 6 million people converge over three days around the small village of Medaram and its adjacent, Jampanna Vagu. This fair is said to be the largest repeating aggregation of tribal communities in the whole world.

Laknavaram Lake, Ramappa Temple & Ghanpur Temples are situated close to Warangal – Medaram route and can be visited together.Safe Forest Area, with good Blacktop Roads. In Warangal City you can avail decent Hotel Accommodation.


Sri Swayambulinga Swamy Temple at a distance of 52 km from Kanyakumari and 70 km from Tirunelveli, Sri Swayambulinga Swamy Temple is situated at Uvari, a beautiful coastal village in Tirunelveli district of Tamilnadu. It is one of the popular pilgrimage places near Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli.

  • Distance (From Kanyakumari): 52 Kms
  • Visited From: Kanyakumari
  • Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3 Hours
  • Place Location: At Uvari Village
  • Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Temple History:

A milk vendor from Kootapanai was hit at a particular spot on his way through Uvari
to sell his milk. He cut the root of the Kadamba tree when it began to bleed. A
voice told the milk vendor that He was there and asked him to build a temple. The
milk vendor did so with palm leaves and in days that followed, the temple grew to
the present size. Devotees are happy that any illness of any nature is cured by the

Of the 25 forms of Lord Shiva, Lingodhbava is one. Lord is a Swayambumurthi in
this temple. The beauty is that that Sun God performs abishek to Lord with His rays
on all the 30 days of Margazhi month – December-January. Though Sun worships
Lord Shiva in various temples polacing His rays, the duration is for a few days only.
This is the only temple where Sun rays fall on the Lord for the whole month.

Also, this is the only temple in Uvari where Mother Nature directly treats the Lord
with cool breeze. There are four springs on the sea shore which are pleasantly
palatable and considered the abishek theertha of the Lord. Every illness concerning
either the body or mind is cured by the Lord if the devotee sincerely prays to him.
The place is also a tourist destination.

Sri Swayambulinga Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The main deity is Swayambunathar because he exists on his own. The Goddess in this temple is Brahma Sakthi. There are four springs near the sea shore, all with fine drinking water. The Kadamba tree is considered sacred here.

According to legend, there was a milk vendor who went a certain route every day. And on that route there was a root of the Kadamba tree that was obstructing his path. So one day he decided to cut the root and when he did that, he was taken aback to find blood flowing out of the root. He heard a voice from the sky saying that God was there and that a temple was to be built there. The milk vendor built a temple there with palm leaves and later a stone structure replaced this.

This is the place where Sun worshipped the God. Sun rays falls on the deity throughout Margazhi month, December-January. Though Sunlight falls on the deity in some other temples also, it is just on a day or two only. This is the only temple where Sunlight falls on the Lord for the whole month. This temple is very popular as people believe that the God here would cure anyone of any disease, even leprosy.

The 3 days Vaikashi Vishakam (May-June), Thai Poosam (January-February), and Panguni Uthiram (March-April) are the festivals that are celebrated here with great pomp and fervor.

Timings: 6 AM – 11 AM & 4 PM – 8 PM


Sri Swayambulinga Swami Temple, Uvari, Tirunelveli district.


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. This hermit Dhadhichi has done a supreme sacrifice of donating his valuable spinal cord for the mighty and powerful weapon popularly known as Vajrayudha of Lord Indra, which was employed to kill the deadly asuraas. The weapons wielded by the eight suras in the eight directions called astadikpalakas, killed innumerable ghostly demons. To avenge the death of these demons certain other demons called Aswadha and Pippale invaded the area under reference and brought about untold havoc.

Mandapalli Temple History:

As per the Legend, Lord Indra Killed the demon Kartaba with the weapon (Vajrayudha) made out of Sage Dadichi’s spinal cord. In revenge for his father’s death, demons Pippala and Aswatha conducted a war.Sage Agasthya and others approached Saneswara for the defence. Sages offered their divine power to Shani Bhagawan. The battle between the demons and Shani went for a year and killed them at the end. Saneswara Bhagavan installed and worshipped Lord Siva to get rid of Brahma Hatya dosha.It was mentioned in the Markandeya Purana that whoever performs Thailabhishekam for Siva at this temple will be relieved from Shani Dosha. Devotees used to perform Poojas for Nageswara Lingam to get rid of Naga Dosha. This Linga was installed and worshipped by the Serpent Karkotaka. Brahmeswara Lingam was installed by Lord Brahma. Sage Gouthama installed Venugopala Swamy as the Kshetra Palaka. Shani Trayodasi, Masa Sivaratri and Maha Sivaratri will be celebrated in a grand. Devotees used to perform Abhishekam for Lord Siva with gingelly oil. Shani Trayodasi occurs twice in four months. Temple will be heavily crowded on Shani Trayodasi which comes before Amavasya than on Shani Trayodasi before Pournami day.
Lord Siva is called by Mandeswara Swamy, who resides here with his consorts Parvati Devi.

After that Sani declared that whoever worship this Linga by offering the dear gingelli oil etc. would be blessed. He further said that he would bless such devotees obviating all evils that befall them due to the curse Satru.For this reason, Lord Eswara is popularly known as Saneswara or Mandeswara. So people offer gingelli products which are dear to Sani who is the diety here.

She is sponsored by Siva. This Linga is said to be one of the Sapta Maharshis. There is also another version that the wives of the Saptha Maharshis installed this lingam here.

Other Temples Inside Mandapalli:

Sri Brahmeswara Swamy

In ancient days this was the area where Lord Brahma performed a great YAGNAM and hence this is called Brahmagundam, as the sacred fire of the Yagnam has not extinguished for a long time. Gouthama Maharshi, made the river Godavari to flow thought it. Hence it is also known as Brahmagundam. Lord Brahma installed the idol of the “Eswara” in this place.

Sri Nageswara Swamy

After Saturn killed the Asuras, he gifted away, the holy region to the Maharshis and “Brahmins”. Here “Karkotaka” a ferocious Snake-King had performed penance. The Maharshis were terribly afraid of the Karkotaka and at their request the “Karkotaka” left the place. If any one installs the idol of the Lord Siva and worships him, he will be free from the snake bites and threat from snakes.

Sri Venugopala Swamy

Dhadhichi Maharshi presided in Gopala Kshetram on the banks of the Godavari. Gowthama Maharshi implored Trayambakeswara for the river Ganga to flow out from his Jhata Jhutam, in order to get rid of the sins. Gowthama Maharshi installed idol of Lord Venu Gopala Swami beside the river hence this place is called as Gopala Kshetram.


  • Kalyanam of Sri Swamivaru (Magha Bahula Ekhadasi) (February/March every year).
  • Devi Navaratrulu (Aswayuja Masam Nine days) (September/October every year).
  • Karthika Masam (November/December every year).
  • Lakshapatri Puja (Karthika Masam) (November/December every year).
  • Sani Trayodasi Festivals.


No Guest House available except Yatri-Nivas small family portion constructed by 15 persons jointly available without any equipment. It is being used by the Donor’s every month for their stay on visit to Mandapalli.

Mandapalli Temple Pooja details:

Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam with Gingely Oil Daily (Preferable on Sat)
Mahanyasa Purvaka Thailabhishekam Daily (Preferable on Sat)
Thiladhanam Daily (Preferable on Sat)
Homam for Shani Dosha Daily (Preferable on Sat)

Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the counter. Online booking is not available for the Poojas.
Thailabhishekam costs Rs.80 for per person and Rs.80 for Thiladhanam. It takes 2 hours to complete the

Mandapalli Temple Timings:

Day Morning Hours Evening Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 am – 1:00 pm 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Sri Mandeswara Swamy Temple,
Mandapalli (V),
Kothapeta Mandal,
East Godavari District.
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