Sri Surya Narayana Murty Devasthanam, Peddapuram
Andhra Pradesh, East Godavari
Sri Suryanarayana Swami Temple is a famous temple dedicated to God Son. The idol of Lord Sun faces the east and the rising sun from Bay of Bengal. It is believed that the pandava brothers stayed at this place during their exile.
According to the legends, once Duryodhana invited the Pandava brothers to participate in gambling. Pandava brothers lost the gambling and left their kingdom for 12 years and spend one year in exile. During their exile, they stayed some years in Peddapuram on a hill. The Pandava brothers arranged a tunnel way to Rajahmundry from this hill through which tunnel they used to have river bath. This hill was named after their name.
The temple is constructed based on Dravidian style of architecture. One has to climb 108 step to reach Sri Suryanarayana Swami Temple. Sri Suryanarayana Swami Varu, the main deity or Archamurthy of the temple, faces the east and the rising sun from Bay of Bengal. Lord Sri Valli Sametha Sri Subramanyeswara Swamy temple is in the northwest side of the temple.
Timings : Mon-Sun : 06:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wear modest clothes and avoid shorts for men
Pandavula Metta is 200 feet high and you can savor the excellent sea breeze anytime you go to this unusual temple as the Bay of Bengal is just 22 km away. The temple lies is in the midst of verdant orchards with trees like mango, palm, tapioca and more. The splendid green environs and the tranquil natural beauty coupled with a divine experience in a historic temple make for an extraordinary experience.
Chadalada, Peddapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533437
Peddapuram does not have an airport. Nearest airport is Rajahmundry Airport.
Peddapuram 37 km away Rajahmundry airport (RJA), Andhra Pradesh
Peddapuram 123 km away Visakhapatnam airport (VTZ), Andhra Pradesh.
Instead of Peddapuram, one can a get a train to Samalkot Junction on regular basis.
Peddapuram 5 km away Samarlakota junction (SLO), Andhra Pradesh
Peddapuram 6 km away Gudaparti (GDPT), Andhra Pradesh.
There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Peddapuram.
Bus Station(s): Peddapuram.
Morning pooja and arati starts from 06:30 AM onwards. Daily pooja's and seva programs to be performed according to temple calendar.
Radha Saptami, which falls on Magha Sudda Saptami in the month of February.
Subramanya Shashti which falls on Margasira Shudda Shashti during November/December.