Sri Swayambhu Karya Siddhi Vinayaka Swamy
Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam
Sri Karya Siddhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha located at Chodavaram in Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh. The deity in this temple is believed to be self-manifested and it is the second temple in Andhra Pradesh where Lord Vinayaka is self-manifested. The temple was built during the reign of Chalukya dynasty in 1200 AD and later renovated in 1956 AD. Mahasamprokshana was performed by Sri Chunduri Venkanna Panthulu in 1956. Bala Ganapathi Society developed the temple from 1975.
According to the legends, Lord Vinayaka was self-manifested at this place 200 years ago. Initially, devotees thought to install the idol of Lord Vinayaka in Shivalayam; however, they cannot completely take out the idol and they failed to find the trunk of Vinayaka as it is endless. The place where the people dug to unearth the idol came to be known as Enugu Bhode and at present it is being called as Paatha Cheruvu.
The inner Sanctum of the temple is sculpted with idols of gods and goddesses. The temple also houses the santoshi Matha temple within the temple complex. The idol of Ganesha is made of white marble.
Timings : 06:00 AM -12:00 PM and from 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Wear modest clothes, avoid shorts for men
Visakhapatnam, located in the Andhra Pradesh state in India is basically an important industrial hub in the coastal region and is the state's 2nd largest city. However, the economic development of the city did not make the locals lose their traditional character and culture. This city has got a rich cultural heritage.
Sri Swayambhu Karya Siddhi Vinayaka Swamy,Chodavaram,Andhra Pradesh-531036
The Visakhapatnam airport is located 5o km from Chodavaram. Many airlines connects Visakhapatnam with Hyderabad, Banglore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Sharjah, Kuwait, and Colombo, there from you have to travel by bus to reach temple.
Visakhapatnam is an important junction on the Southern Railway. It is connected to Chennai, Banglore, Mumbai, Tirupati, Hyderabad, Orrisa and many places around India on broad gauge.
Chodavaram and Visakhapatnam is well connected by road with important places in South India. For local transportation, there are regular city bus services to Visakhapatnam, Anakapalee all the tourist attractions from Chodavaram Bus Station and Visakhapatnam Bus Station. Tourist taxis, auto-rickshaws, and cycle rickshaws are also available.
Morning pooja and abishekam Starts from 06:30 AM and there after Regular pooja's and seva programs to be performed as per the temple Schedule
Ganapathi Navarathri Utsavas for 9 days, Bhogi, Ugadi and Santhoshi Mata Utsavas