OverView of Machilipatnam

It’s proud to say that machilipatnam is one of the very few ancients towns of India , History tells about how great the town was , machilipatnam town is situated in the mouth of river krishna belongs to 3rd century BC in greatest Satavahan Empire.It has a long history from very 3rd century BC till , where it is famous for ” fishing” , ” rolled gold also called fashion gold”,”Kalankari” ( printed)  textiles and paintings created using vegetable dyes.During the 17th century western traders were attracted by this art,  these items were famous not only in the ancient times but still popularity has been continuing, these items are exported to Persia , Japan,Singapore,China,UK and other european nations.In this hostoric ancient town territories were established by French,Dutch,Portugese and British nations.

Some important points to know about the town are…
the people of machilipatnam main occupation is agriculture, It has a medium scale industries like ” Rolled Gold ( gold covering) where most of the people in town are producing same item, apart from this a BEL(Bharat Electronics Limited) company has been located, Cyclone detection station “RADAR” is also located, a medium size port called as Bandar port has also been located here,” Manginapudi “beach just 6 KM from the town has been located.

Temples in Machilipatnam

  1. Sai Baba Temple

    There are many famous temples located in Machilipatnam, Sai baba temples is the one of the best temple to be visited. The biggest Sai Baba statue can be found on the main road of District court center in Machilipatnam. Sai baba  statue is so big that anybody who goes near the temple can only touch his feet. The statue appears as if sai Baba is sitting on the first storey of the building. To view the sai baba statue completely,one has to stand away from the building and lift their heads.sai-baba-temple-at-machilipatnam

    16; NH216; Valandapalem; Machilipatnam; Andhra Pradesh 521002; India. 0.1 KM distance

  2. Vinayaka Temple

    Reserve Police Quarters; Machilipatnam; Andhra Pradesh; India
    0.5 KM distance

  3. Vigneswara Temple

    Srinivas Nagar Colony; Machilipatnam; Andhra Pradesh 521001; India
    0.6 KM distance

  4. Sakthigudi

    Srinivas Nagar Colony; Machilipatnam; Andhra Pradesh 521001; India
    0.6 KM distance


  5. Anjaneya Swamy Temple; Parasupet

    Unnamed Rd; Reserve Police Quarters; Machilipatnam; Andhra Pradesh 521001; India
    0.7 KM distance


  6. Panduranga Swamy Temple, Chilakalapudi

Panduranga Swamy Temple, Machilipatnam: The temple of Sri Panduranga Swami, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is located at Chilakalapudi near the suburbs of Machilipatnam in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. It is the only temple in the state which is dedicated to Lord Panduranga Vithal. The temple is built in line of the famous temple of Vithoba at Pandharpur in the state of Maharashtra.

Description of Panduranga Swamy Temple:
The temple has a very large premise covering an area of six acres which is thrown away from the Bandar City in a remote location. The main entrance has a huge tower welcoming you into the temple. But, as you enter the temple from west, the sanctum sanctorum of the Lord faces the east which is very rare. People from all castes and communities visit the temple for the blessings of the Lord and they are allowed to enter the main sanctum sanctorum of Lord and touch the feet of the Idol. The idol of Sri Panduranga Vithal measures about 3 feet in height with astounding charm and allure. He is in a standing posture with akimbo (arms resting on the waist) and with powerful smiling looks. The Idol resembles the actual appearance of Lord Krishna in his childhood. He wears a beautiful diamond studded crown, ornaments and namams (designs) adorned all over the body. The diamond in the crown that comes onto his forehead glows and sparkles in such a way the devotees waiting for Darshan can clearly notice it first, despite the sanctum sanctorum being dark. In front of the sanctum sanctorum a vast hall is situated which houses the devotees for Darshans, bhajans etc.

An idol of Sri Abhayanjaneya Swami (an incarnation of Lord Hanuman) is installed in front of the Lord. The temple is surrounded on three sides by a Prakaram on which several alcoves are built that hold the images of devotees of Sri Panduranga Vithal. Also, there is a small temple adjacent to the entrance that has the idols of Radha, Rukmini and Satyabhama who all are the consorts of Sri Panduranga Vithal Swami. The temple has a tank which is not in use presently and is in need of some repairs. The temple receives a number of devotees on Pournamis (full moon days) especially on Karthika Pournami on which people come for Samudra Snanalu (holy dip in the sea) and also on Ashadha Shudda Ekadasi.

Panduranga Swamy Temple is still maintained by the successors of Bhaktha Narasimham, who refused to hand it over to the Endowments Department of Government.

7. Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple, Godugupet, Machilipatnam.

8.Sri Malleswara Swamy Temple, Batchupet, Machilipatnam.

9.Sri Malleswara Swamy Temple, Circlepet, Machilipatnam.

10.Sri Santa Malleswara Swamy Temple, Godugupet, Machilipatnam.

11.Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Godugupet, Machilipatnam.

12.Sri Abhya Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Sultanagar, Machilipatnam.

13.Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple, Robertsonpet, Machilipatnam.

14.Sri Ekambareswara Swamy Temple, Bandarkota, Machilipatnam.

15. Sri Nageswara Swamy Temple, Kojjillipet, Machilipatnam.

16.Sri Suvarchala Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Frenchpet, Machilipatnam.

List of Villages in Machilipatnam

  1. Aphb Colony
  2. Arisepalli
  3. Bhogireddipalli
  4. Borrapothupalem
  5. Buddalapalem
  6. Chinna Karagraharam
  7. Chinnapuram
  8. Chirivellapalem
  9. Garaladibba
  10. Gokavaram
  11. Gollapalem
  12. Gopuvanipalem
  13. Gundupalem
  14. Housing Board Colony
  15. K.p.t Palem
  16. Kanuru
  17. Karagraharam
  18. Kona
  19. Machilipatnam
  20. Manginapudi
  21. Mekavanipalem
  22. Municipal Quarters
  23. Nelakurru
  24. Pallitummalapalem
  25. Pedapatnam
  26. Pedayadara
  27. Polatitippa
  28. Police Quarters
  29. Pothepalli
  30. Pothureddipalem
  31. Potlapalem
  32. Reserve Police Quarters
  33. Rtc Colony
  34. Rudravaram
  35. S.n.gollapalem
  36. Seetharamapuram
  37. Srinivas Nagar Colony
  38. Sulthanagaram
  39. Tallapalem
  40. Tapasipudi
  41. Tummalacheruvu
  42. Vadapalem