Venugopala Swamy temple
Andhra Pradesh, Vizianagaram
Venugopala Swamy Temple is a famous temple situated at Bobbili town, Andhra Pradesh. The temple was built by the Kings of Bobbili. The temple was dedicated to Venugopala Swamy, the family deity of Bobbili Royal family. The present form of the temple was built by the King Chinna Ranga Rao of the Bobbili dynasty. The temple tower (Raja Gopuram) at the entrance was built in 1851 AD by Swetha Chalapati Ranga Rao amd the mandaps inside the temple was built by the King Krishna Das Ranga Rao in 1825 AD.
According to the legends, the temple was built by the Kings of Bobbili nearby the palace for their family deity, Venugopala Swamy. The idol was installed at Dola Yatra Mandapam, which lies on the banks of a lake and finally, it is carried back to the main temple.
The Vasanth Mantap stands separately in the waters of Narayana Pushkarini (Temple Tank). It is the only temple in the region where the Gopuram is higher than the main temple. The base of the Gopuram is made of solid stone while the six stories over it are made of stone and brick masonry. The base of the Gopuram itself is approximately 9 meters high.
Timings : 06:00 AM- 09:00 PM
Wear modest clothes. Avoid shorts & leggings while visiting temple
The social customs in Vizianagaram district are South Indian Style with minor changes. The local people are soft-spoken and kind at heart with strong family traditions.The local people are soft-spoken and kind at heart with strong family traditions,Many eminent personalities have added new dimensions of glory to Vizianagaram district. The Pusapatis of Vizianagaram, the Ravus of Bobbili, Varicharlas of Kurupam, the Satrucharlas of Merangi and the aristocrats of Salur were all exalted luminaries and multi-faceted personalities. Their patronage of Art and Literature is highly laudable. They had loved and invited the democratic spirit much before the abolition of princely state by the Government Act 1948. The battle of Bobbili and the battle of Padmanabham are unforgettable and make the area the land of pride and valour.
Venugopala Swamy temple,Maharanipeta, Bobbili, Andhra Pradesh-535558
The nearest international airport is at Visakhapatnam which is 121 km from this temple.
The nearest railway station is at Bobbili Junction (VBL) which is 1.5 km away.
The temple is easily reachable from Bobbili bus station. Direct bus to Bobbili is available from Visakhapatanam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram stations.
Morning daily pooja and arati starts from 07:00 AM onwards and thereafter, daily seva programs to be performed inside the temple as per the temple calender.
Vykunta Ekkadasi, Ugadi, Dusehrra,Yearly Brahmotsavam