Annavaram Satyanarayana Swamy Temple Images
Annavaram, on the banks of the Pampa River, is a temple town. It is found in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari. On the Ratnagiri Hill, the village has the temple of Veera Venkata Satyanarayana, a form of Vishnu.
Annavaram Temple is one of the most visited holy shrines in the country, second only to Tirupati Temple in Andhra Pradesh in terms of pilgrimage. The Dravidian style was used to construct the Satyanarayana Swamy Temple in Annavaram. The Revakhanda of the Holy Skandhapuranam extols Lord Satyadeva, the temple’s deity, for his wealth and glory.
Lord Satyadeva is the God of Truth, and in his beautifully manifested form as the divine trinity known as Hari Hara Hiranyagarbha Trimurti Yatmaka, he bestows his eternal blessings on all humankind. As a result, the temple is the only one that attracts both Vishanava and Saiva Hindu pilgrims.
History of Annavaram Temple
According to legend, after being ordained by Lord in a dream, Raja, also known as Ramarayanam, was the then-zamindar of the Gorasa and Kirlampudi estates near Samalkot. On Sravanasuddhavidiya in the Telugu year khara 1891, he traced the idol on the hill and worshipped and installed it at this location.
The temple was built on a hill with views of the Bay of Bengal, which is 11 miles away, and a row of the majestic Eastern Ghats on the other side. Ratnagiri is surrounded on all sides by hills and the Pampa River. The main hillock rises about 300 feet above sea level, with 460 well-laid stone steps leading to the summit.
The main temple is built in the shape of a chariot, with four wheels at each corner. The front of the main temple features modern architecture, including a Kalyanamantapa. There is a Ramalaya down the road, and then there are shrines to Vana Durga, who is revered, and the Devi is said to be seen there at night, according to the holy precincts that eternally guard the lord.
Timings of Annavaram Temple
Darshan is available from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The temple priests perform numerous Poojas throughout the day, and devotees perform Abhishekas in the Yantralayam for Rs. 100 per ticket.
Important Festivals at Annavaram Temple
- Panchagasravanam – Ugadi
- Sri Sitarama Kalyanotsavams – Sri Rama Navami
- Sri Kanaka Durgamma Vari Jatara Mahotsavams – Chaitra Bahula Shasti to Amavasya
- Sri Sarawathi Pooja on April 1st
- Utla Sambaram – Sri Krishana Jayanti
- Ganapthi Navaratara Utasavams – Sri Vinayaka Chavathi
- Sri Devi Navaratrulu – Mahanyasa Abhishakam and Laksha Kumkum Archana are performed at Yantralayam.
- Jamii Pooja – Vijaya Desami
- Deepavali- Deepotasavam Deepavali- Deepotasavam Deepavali- Deepota
- Karthika Sudda Dwadasi – Pampa River Boat Festival
- Giri Pradakshina Jawala Toranam by Karthika Pournami
- Kanuma Utsavam – Prabha Utsavam will take place in the village, and
- Maha Sivaratri – Mahanyasa Poorvaka Abhishekam Laksha Bilwarchana will take place in the Main Temple.
Location and how to reach the Annavaram Temple
Annavaram is a village in Andhra Pradesh’s east Godavari district, close to the Pampa River. Kakinada is 51 kilometres away, Rajahmundry is 72 kilometres away and Visakhapatnam is 110 km away. Both rail and roadways connect the Sri Veeravenkata Satyanarayana Swamy Vari Devasthanam in Annavaram. It can be reached by road, rail, and air.