NEW_Religious Tourism

Panduranga Swamy Temple, Machilipatnam

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Panduranga Swamy Temple is devoted to Lord Panduranga Vithal. The idol of the god measures around 3 feet in height and he shares similarity with the childhood appearance of Lord Krishna. The idol is decorated with ornaments and wears a diamond-studded crown. A statue of Sri Abhayanjaney Swami is placed in front of the idol. The temple premise spans an area of six acres. The main entrance of the temple has a tower.The Panduranga Swamy temple is flanked by a prakaram on all its three sides, which feature the images of the disciples of Sri Panduranga Vithal. The temple allows devotees from all castes and communities.Just beside the entrance of the temple, there is another temple that houses the images of Rukmini, Radha and Satyabhama. Pilgrims visit the Panduranga Swamy temple during the Karthika Pournima to take a dip in the sea (Samudra Snanalu). There is also an increase in tourist inflow at the site on Ashadha Shudda Ekadashi.

Venugopala Swamy Temple, Movva

Venu Gopala

Sri Movva Venugopala Swany Temple is the place where Kshetrayya is said to have composed his famous lyrics. The Kshetrayya Kala Samithi at Movva now teaches music and dance to students.

Sri Subrahmanyeswara Swamivari Devasthanam, Mopidevi


Sri Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam or Mopidevi Temple is in the village of Mopidevi, Krishna district in Andra Pradesh. Sri Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Temple is around 80km from Vijayawada and 30km from Machilipatnam. Here, Sri Subrahmanya Swamy is in the form of lingam (Shiva Lingam).Mopidevi temple is famous for ‘Childless Couples for Childbirth’, Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Pooja, Rahu Ketu Dosha Pooja and Anapathya dosha puja for the relief of vision, Ear related problems, cure for skin related diseases, good life partner and Annaparasanna. Devotees strongly believe that if couple sleep in Mopidevi Temple for a night, they will be blessed with children.

Andhra Mahavishnu, Srikakulam


Srikakulam was once the capital of Andhra Empire. The Andhra King Goutamiputra Satakarni (AD 102-123) ruled over the whole country watered by the rivers Krishna and Godavari. There is a temple of Andhra Mahavishnu, who must have been a noble royal sage. It is said that Sri Krishna Deva Raya worshipped at this temple in 1509 and a dream was asked by the Deity to compose a poem on himself. Later the emperor wrote the book “Amukta Malyada” which is one of the literary classics.