Sri Siddi Vinayaka Swami Temple, Sri Vigneswara Swami Temple
Andhra Pradesh, East Godavari
Located at Ainavilli, Andhra Pradesh, Ainavilli Siddi Vinayaka Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The idol in the temple is believed to be self-manifested. Temple houses shrines of Kala bhairava, Visveswara, Annapurna Devi, Sri Bhu Sametha Kesava Swamy within the temple complex. The temple was mentioned in the 5th chapter of "Sri Pada Sri Vallabha Charitra" by Great Scholar Sankara Battu.
According to the legends, it is said that the Daksha Prajapathi offered prayers to Lord Ganesha before Daksha Yagna at this place. It is also said that the Vyasa Maharshi installed a Ganapathi idol before starting his Yatra.
The temple was constructed according to Dravidian style of architecture. The idol of Lord Ganesha is facing south. The temple has two gopurams (towers) sculpted skillfully with tales and idols related to Lord Ganesha. The temple can be accessed from two sides i.e. from the south it leads to the presiding deity Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Swamy and from the east it leads to Sri Vishveshwara Swamy.
Timings : 05:00 AM to 01:00 PM and from 03.30 PM to 08:00 PM
Wear modest clothes and avoid shorts for men
The culture of East Godavari district is a rich traditional one in all parts of the district, and reflects the true culture of Andhra Pradesh. It is known for Veda-pandits, the Godavari River and the hospitality of the people.
Ainavilli, East Godavari, India, Ainavilli, Andhra Pradesh 533211
APSRTC Run direct buses are available from Amalapuram, 12 km.
The nearest Railway Station is Rajahmundry, 54 km away.
The nearest domestic airport is in Rajahmundry, 70 km.
Ainavilli is located at a distance of 72 Km from Kakinada (Via Yanam, Amalapuram and Mukteswaram), 55 Km from Rajahmundry (Via Ravulapalem, Kotapeta and Vanapalli) and 14 Kms from Amalapuram (Mukteswaram).
Morning pooja and arati starts from 05:00 AM onwards. Thereafter, daily seva's to be performed inside the temple.
Vinayaka Chavithi which is celebrated for totally 9 days, Kanuma, Lakshmi Soubhagya puja, Lakshmi Ganapathi homam, Karthika Masam pujas and Prabha festival on Sankranthi.