Sri Boyakonda Gangamma temple
Andhra Pradesh, Chittoor
Boyakonda Gangamma Temple is situated at Diguvapalli, Chowdepalli(mandal), Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Gangamma, an incarnation of Shakti. According to the Purana, the Sri Gangamma Temple is dedicated to the sister of the Lord Sri Venketeswara Swamy. The Gangamma temple was taken over by Endowments Department of Andhra Pradesh in 1990.
According to the legends, Gangamma devi was the main deity of two tribal groups known as Boyas and Yelikas, who used to live in the forest surrounding the hill. During the Navab invasion from the North, the two tribes united to fight back the attackers. However, the tribal army cannot match with the trained and groomed army of Navab. Therefore, they retreated back to the forest and prayed to Gangamma devi to help them. It is believed that Goddess...View more
Shakti took a physical form to crush the invading Navab soldiers. After the battle, the tribal group built the Gangamma Temple.
There is a huge well below the temple, and the water is believed to cure many skin ailments. Temple walls are constructed with sand soap. The internal temple mandapam has marble flooring.
Timings : 05:00 AM To 06:30 PM
Wear modest clothes and avoid shorts for men
People in Chittoor enjoy a scrumptious platter of Andhra delicacies. A good helping of plain rice accompanied by a variety of gravies, curries, and even dry meat is the traditional food of Chittoor. Andra Pradesh is famous for its spicy food, especially when it comes to curries and gravies. One can find a variety of tasty and finger-licking local delicacies being served in various restaurants in Chittoor. The local people in Chittoor are very fond of Carnatic music. Kuchipudi, Vilasini Natyam, Veeranaatyam, Lambadi, Kolatam, etc. are some of the most popular regional dance forms in Chittoor. The ancient art of Veedhi Natakam is popular till date in Chittoor.
Sri Boyakonda Gangamma Temple, Diguvapalli Village, Chowdepalli Mandal, Madanapalle District, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh 517280
Tirupati is the nearest airport located at the distance of 150 kilometers from this temple. Frequent road transportation is available to this temple.
Pakala railway junction is the nearest railway station to reach Gangamma temple and located at 21 kilometers from this place.
Chandichoke is the nearest bus stand and also from various parts of the state road transports are easily available. Chittor bus station is located at 76 kilometers from this temple. Taxies and APSRTC buses are easily available to ranch this place.
Morning pooja and arati starts from 05:30 AM onwards