Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple
Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple is located at Hamsala Deevi is a Village in Koduru Mandal in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh State, India. It is also known as “Swan Island”. Krishna River meets Bay of Bengal outside Hamsaladeevi village. The river Krishna branches in to two streams at Puligadda near Avanigadda.
About Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple Hamsaladeevi:
The Venugopalaswami temple of Hamsala Deevi where an eight day long sacred ceremony is performed, attracts the attention of all those who step into this scenic landscape of Andhra Pradesh state. Being presided by the deity Venugopalaswami, the temple is believed to have been built in the ruling times of Chola dynasty which was involved with many such similar religious architectural achievements.
Devotees in huge numbers visit the temple of Venugopalaswami in Hamsala Deevi during a special festival. The eight days from Magha suddha navami to bahula padyami are considered auspicious in Hamsala Deevi when a special ceremony is followed in the Venugopalaswami temple. Apart from devotees common tourists also come to the temple during these eight days to experience the festive bliss of the shrine.
Venugopalaswamy temple at Hamsaladeevi village – one of the 108 Vishnu Temples. There is a building erected near the point and if one climbs it for a bird’s-eye view, one can clearly see the river dumping water(of a slightly different color) and soil into the sea (which looks very blue in the afternoon sun). The confluence (along with the swans on the beach) is a visual treat for anybody who loves nature and it offers a deep spiritual experience for the religiously inclined.
How To Reach Hamsala Deevi:
By Road: Machilipatnam are the nearby by towns to Hamsala Deevi having road connectivity to Hamsala Deevi. Kothamajeru APSRTC Bus Station , Nagayalanka APSRTC Bus Station , Avanigadda APSRTC Bus Station are the nearby by Bus Stations to Hamsala Deevi .APSRTC runs Number of busses from major cities to here.
By Rail: There is no railway station near to Hamsala Deevi in less than 10 km. Chilakalapudi Rail Way Station (near to Machilipatnam) , Machelipatnam Rail Way Station (near to Machilipatnam) are the Rail way stations reachable from near by towns. How ever Guntur Jn Rail Way Station is major railway station 88 KM near to Hamsala Deevi
By Air: Nearest airport is Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh. From Gannavaram one can choose to travel by Bus or by hiring a private taxi.
Moderate accommodation facilities are available in Machilipatnam , Repalle, Pedana, Gudivada better facilities are available in Vijayawada.
People celebrate ‘Magha Pournami’ (February) as a holy day. That day ‘Anna daanam’ (food-donation) is done for who ever comes to visit this place.
Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple,
Hamsala Deevi, Koduru,
Andhra Pradesh, India,
Pin Code: 521328.
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List of Villages in Koduru
- Hamsala Deevi