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Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Temple, Penugonda

Andhra Pradesh, West Godavari

Situated in Penugonda, a town in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Vasavi Kannika Parameshwari Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Goddess Sri Vasavi Kannika Parameshwari. This temple is considered as the "Kasi of Vysyas" and is a holy place for Vysyas.


According to the legends, Kusuma Sresti was ruling the kingdom of Penugonda and his wife was Kususmamba. Even after many years of marriage, the couple didn’t have any children. So they approached Guru Bhakaracharya and he advised them to perform Puthrakameshtiyaga. As per the advice, they conducted the yagna and later Kusumamba gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl on 10th of Vaishakha month. They named the boy as Virupaksha and the girl as Vas...View more


The temple has vast garbha griha with tall raja Gopuram and adorned walls penned by beautiful sculptures. The temple is constructed in strict accordance with Vastu Sastra. The temple has prakaras, tall Gopuras, big courtyards, numerous mini-shrines, massive garba-grihas and glorious mukhamandapas. The temple faces east. There are other shrines; Lord Nageshwara Swamy, Goddess Kanyaka Parameswari, Goddess Mahishasuramardhini, Lord Vinayaka and Nava...View more

Darsan Info

Timings : Morning: 6: 00 AM to 12:00 PM and evening: 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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Clean and conservative clothing preferred; also avoid shorts.


West Godavari district or Paschima Godavari Jilla is one of the 13 districts in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The district is situated in Coastal Andhra region of the state.The Eastern Chalukyas ruled coastal Andhra from 700 to 1200, with Vengi, near Pedavegi village, as their capital.West Godavari is a flat country with a slight eastern slope along the rivers of the district flow. The rivers in the West Godavari district generally flow from West to East.The region has a tropical climate similar to the rest of the Coastal Andhra region. The summers (March–June) are very hot and dry while the winters are fairly pleasant.Telugu is the most widely spoken language.Vedas, which has oral heritage recognition from by UNESCO are taught at Sri Venkateswara Veda Patasala of I.Bhimavaram village in the district.

Location and Contact

Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Temple, Near Canal Road, Penugonda, Dist. West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh 534320

+91 88192 47642

Buses are available from all major places in Andhra Pradesh to the temple. One can reach the temple by Narsapur going buses.
The Nearest railway station is Palakollu Railway Station which is 15 km away. Bus and auto-rickshaws are available to reach the temple.
The Nearest airport is Rajahmundry Airport.Bus and Taxi services are available to access the temple.

Additional Info

  1. Balu Guest House

Temple Rituals

Morning pooja and arati starts from 7:30 AM onwards and thereafter, daily seva's and astothram to be performed to goddess Parvathi in this temple.

Regular Offerings

Not Available

Special Rituals

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Famous Festival

Vasavi Matha Athmarpana Day
Devi Navaratrulu

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