Sri Bhavannarayana Swamy Temple
Andhra Pradesh, East Godavari
Bhavanarayana swamy temple is a famous temple situated at Sarpavaram, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Here, Lord Vishnu is worshipped as Lord Bhavanarayana. It is believed that Saint Narada installed the idol. Since then, the Lord came to be known as Bhavanarayana. It is also believed that the temple belonged to Mauryas.
According to the legends, Saint Kashyapa married Kadru and thousand serpants were born to her. Once Kadru asked her sons to go and hold the Uchai Srava, the white horse of Lord Indra, to make Vinata ( the second wife of her husband), her servant maid. However, Kadruís sonís refused to do that and she cursed her children to die in the serpant sacrifice to be performed by Janamejaya. Ananta, one of Kadruís son went to do penance to save himse...View more
f from the curse. Pleased by the devotion, Lord Vishnu appeared before Ananta and accepted Ananta to serve as a comfortable bed for the Lord. Lord Vishnu blessed Ananta that the holy place will be named after Ananta as Sarpapura. Once Sage Narada challenged Lord Brahma that he would escape from the Lord Vishnu's illusion, from which none can escape. Sage Narada set out on pilgrimage and he came to Sarpapura and decided to take a bath in the beautiful lake. Sage Narada became a beautiful woman after taking the dip in the lake and forgot all his past. At that time, Nakunda, the young prince of Pithapuram came there and fell in love with the woman. They got married and 60 children were born to them. However, the woman lost all her children later in a battle. She decided to take her life and went to the lake. After taking a dip in the lake, the woman became Sage Narada again. After recognizing his mistake, Sage Narada prayed Lord Vishnu to forgive him. Later, Narada installed the idol of Lord Vishnu along with his consort Lakshmi.
The temple was built in Dravidian style of architecture. The temple has its own uniqueness in its carvings and sculptures on the walls and internal manadapas.The temple walls are sculpted with different gods and goddesses. Bhavanarayana Temples Gopuram was designed from one rock.
Timings : 06:00 AM to 08:30 PM
Wear neat and modest clothes and avoid shorts for men
A city with a perfect blend of cosmopolitan lifestyle and old world charm, Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh is blessed with best of both the cultures. One side showcases rich cultural heritage, while the other side will leave you in awe of its success in industrialization and architectural grandeurs.Often referred to as the fertilizer city, Kakinada is a well planned industrial hub where urban lifestyle comes handy with the development. From shopping malls to night clubs, the city is packed with all kind of entertainment for all kind of tourists.
Sarpavaram, East Godavari, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh 533005
The nearest Domestic Airport from Kakinada is Rajahmundry Airport, Madhurapudi, roughly one and half an hour drive from Kakinada. The nearest International Airport is Visakhapatnam Airport, 163 Kms from the city. Flights are available from the cities like Hyderabad, Nagpur, Pune and Bangalore.
Nearest Airport : Rajahmundry Airport, Rajahmundry (46.444)
The nearest Railway Station from Kakinada is Kakinada Junction, located at a distance of 3 Kms from the city. The second nearest Railway Station is Samalkot Railway Station, located at a distance of 12 Kms from Kakinada.
State buses ply at regular intervals from places like Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Narsapur and Rajahmundry. A well maintained network of motorable roads made road transportation from nearest towns and cities to Kakinada convenient.
Morning pooja and arati starts from 06:00 AM onwards
Ekadasi, Ugadi, Bharmostavam