Vadapally Sri Meenakshi Agastyeswara Swamy Temple near Miryalaguda

About Vadapalli Temple:

Wadapally or Vadapally (Vadapalli), formerly known as Vazeerabad is famous for two temples - Sri Meenakshi Agasteswara Swami Temple and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple present on the junction of two rivers Krishna and Musi.

We visited Vadapalli during Krishna Pushkaralu season and had a chance to visit Sri Meenakshi Agasteswara Swami Temple after Pushkara Snanam (Bath) at the sacred Krishna River.

Vadapally is located at a distance of just 25 km from Miryalaguda in Nalgonda district of Telangana state.

Kanipakam Sri Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh

About Kanipakam Temple:

Kanipakam Sri Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh in Kanipakam village in Irala Mandal, Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh state. In general, pilgrims coming to Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, will cover Tiruchanur (Sri Padmavathi Ammavaru Temple) Kanipakam (Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple) and Srikalahasti (Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple) in their itinerary.

Kanipakam Sri Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple

The temple was very much renovated in recent years and offers a memorable experience for the devotees. Kanipakam is at a distance of roughly 11.8 km from Chittoor town.

Kanipakam Temple History:

Sri Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple of Kanipakam was constructed in the early 11th Century by Kulothunga Chola I (1070 - 1122 CE) of Chola dynasty. Later, the temple was renovated and expanded further in 1336 by Vijayanagara dynasty Emperors.

Sri Enugu Mallamma Temple near Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh

Horsley Hills Enugu Mallamma Temple is a famous tribal Goddess temple present on Horsley hills. This ancient Shakti temple is at a distance of around 150 km from Tirupathi and can be reached easily by road via Madanapalle.

Horsley Hills Andhra Ooty Yenugu Mallamma Temple

Madanapalle town is at a distance of 27 km from Horsley Hills in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh state. Devotees frequently visit this temple to seek blessings from the Goddess and fulfill their desires.

Enugu Mallamma Temple Overview:

According to ancient legend, the hill was once called Enugu Mallamma Konda where a holy lady called Mallamma who was fed and protected by a sacred Elephant lived atop the hill. Hence, the hill got its name from "Enugu" which stands for "Elephant".

Goddess Enugu Mallamma in Horsley Hills

Mallamma used to treat the local tribal people with the herbs on the hill. People considered her as Goddess and built a temple for her after she disappeared from that place.

Temple Timings:

Monday to Sunday from 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Enugu Mallamma Temple-Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills Overview:

Jonnawada Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy and Kamakshi Amma Temple in Nellore

Jonnawada Mallikarjuna Swamy and Kamakshi Amma temple is one of the popular pilgrim centres of Andhra Pradesh. The famous temple is located in Jonnawada village on the banks of sacred Penna River at a distance of about 13 km from Nellore city. 

About Jonnawada Temple:

Jonnawada Mallikarjuna Swami Kamakshi Devi temple

Jonnawada is a small village in Buchireddypalem town of Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh state. The village is famous for Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy and Kamakshi Aama temple. The temple was constructed in the year 1150. Jonnawada is located at a distance of roughly 4 km from Buchireddipalem and around 412 km from Telangana State capital Hyderabad. 

Jonnawada Temple Timings:
The temple is open for the devotees from Morning 6:00 AM to Evening 8:00 PM.

Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple in Nellore

About Shri Rajarajeswari Temple:

Sri Raja Rajeshwari Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Mother Sri Rajarajeswari. The temple is located in Dargamitta, Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh state. 

There was an interesting story behind the construction of this temple. In the year 1965, Arul Jyothi Nagaraja Murthy, who is Sri Rajarajeswari Peetadhipathi located in Arcot district of Tamil Nadu state was going to Vijayawada. He took rest at Dargamitta and felt the presence of Goddess Rajarajeswari in the opposite open land and asked his local Nellore diciples to construct a temple in that open land.

Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple in Nellore
Nellore Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple
Sri Ratnaswamy Mudaliar is the founder of Sri Rajarajeswari temple who has taken permission from the District Collector to construct the present temple.

Later, other small temples were constructed for Lord Subrahmanyeswara Swamy, Lord Sri Sundareswara Swamy, Goddess Gayatri, Lord Vinayaka and Navagrahas in the temple premises. In the year 1985, the temple was taken over by the Endowment department. 

Devi Navaratrulu (Dussera) is a famous festival, which devotees celebrate here and offers prayers. 

Temple Attractions:

Nellore Rajarajeswari Temple is famous for Rahu Kala pooja on Friday. Especially, lady devotees worship Godess Rajarajeswari by lighting up the deepam (lamp) and perform pooja.

Temple Timings:

06.00 AM to 20.00 PM

Prati Balaji Temple at Ketkawle Village Narayanpur near Pune

About Prati Balaji Temple:

Prati Balaji Temple is the best replica of Tirumala Lord Venkateswara Swamy Temple spreading ten acres of land surrounded by the beautiful Sahyadri hills. The temple is present at  Ketkawle Village Narayanpur, Pune district of Maharashtra state.

The temple was constructed by The Venkateshwara Charitable Trust, a trust set up by the Venkateshwara Hatcheries Group started by Dr. Banda Vasudev Rao (B.V.Rao) near Pune city in the year 1971.

Prati Balaji Temple, Narayanapur, Ketkawale

The extremely beautiful replica temple construction was undertaken under the guidance of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams abbreviated as TTD trust.

Maha Prasad coupon is offered to the devotees from 9 AM to 3 PM and Laddus were offered as Prasadam in this temple.  

A large vehicle parking area is available at the entrance. You need to leave your shoes/chappals, mobile phones at the free counters. A small canteen is available at the entrance for snacks and water.

Prati Tirupati Balaji Ketkawale temple

The clean and well-kept dining hall is present at the back side of the temple where a delicious meal is served containing typical Andhra items. 

Balaji Temple Timings:

The Balaji temple is open for the devotees from Morning 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily.

Prati balaji temple ketkawale timings

Festivals Celebrated at Prati Balaji Temple:

All popular festivals like Sri Ram Navami, Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra), Gudi Padva (Ugadi), Mukkoti Ekadashi (Vaikuntha Ekadashi) and Diwali are celebrated with great fervor by the devotees.

Baneshwar Mahadev Temple near Nasrapur in Pune

Baneshwar Mahadev Mandir is a famous old medieval period temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Nasrapur village, on Pune-Bangalore highway at a distance of about 36 km from southwest of Pune district in Maharashtra state. The temple is just 2 to 3 km away from Nasrapur junction.

Lord Shiva is the primary deity of Baneshwar Shiva Temple. It is one of the best temple and a good picnic spot to visit with family and friends in a one-day trip from Pune. Baneshwar temple is at a distance of about 200 km from Mumbai.

Baneshwar Mandir in Nasrapur Pune

Baneshwar Temple Details:

Temple Name: Baneshwar Shiva Mandir
Date Built: 1749
Primary Deity: Lord Shiva
Location: Baneshwar
District: Pune
State: Maharashtra

Baneshwar Temple Nasrapur phata in Pune

Baneshwar Temple Brief History:

Baneshwar temple was constructed by Balaji Baji Rao (Nana Saheb), son of the great Peshwa Bajirao 1 in the year 1749. He was a Peshwa (prime minister) of the Maratha Empire in India that existed from 1674 to 1818.

Sanghi Temple in Hyderabad near Ramoji Film City

About Sanghi Temple:

Sanghi Temple complex in Hyderabad near Ramoji Film City is located in Sanghi Nagar at a distance of roughly 35 km from Hyderabad, the capital city on newly formed Telangana State.

Sanghi Temple in Hyderabad

It is one of the best wonderful and peaceful temple in Hyderabad city outskirts to relax and escape from the busy city noise and polluted environment. The Sanghi temple is best known fro night view and can be covered in one day along with Ramoji Film City. 

Sanghi temple is the first choice and a superb place for movie shooting. The beautiful temple entrance and it's surrounding beautiful atmosphere is shown in many popular movies.

Sanghi Temple Near Ramoji Film City

A small entrance fee for the vehicles at the entrance of the temple near gateway or Maha Dwaram. Lord Hanuman Temple welcomes the visitors at the entrance of the temple ghat road. 

Narasimha Konda Sri Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

Sri Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple or Narasimha Konda is one of the must-see holy destination for pilgrims visiting Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh State in India. The temple is present on the banks of Penna river (Pinakini or Penneru) and is dedicated to Swayambhu Lord Narasimha Swamy (Fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu). The Godess here in narasimha Konda is called as Chenchu Lakshmi.

Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
Narasimha Konda Temple
This abode of Lord Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is surrounded by the lush green forest or jungle of Vedagiri Hills. Narasimha Konda temple is present at a distance of roughly 15.6 km from Nellore city. 

For devotees visiting the temple, a footpath has been constructed stretching over approximately 4 km to assist walkers to reach Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple on top of small Narasimhakonda hill. A Ghat road has been constructed to enable the vehicles to reach the temple atop Narasimhakonda.

Lord Hanuman at Narasimha Konda
Lord Hanuman at Vedagiri
Narasimha Konda is at a close proximity to Jonnawada town where another famous Hindu pilgrimage center Jonnawada Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy and Kamakshi Devi Temple is present. Devotees can cover both these temples as they are just 4.2 km apart and takes around 10 minutes to reach Jonnawada from Narasimha Konda temple.

Ponnur Veera Anjaneya Swamy Temple in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

About Ponnur Veera Anjaneya Swamy Temple:

Ponnur Veera Anjaneya Swamy Temple is a famous Lord Hanuman temple located in Ponnur town. The temple is located at a distance of around 29 km from its district headquarter Guntur of Andhra Pradesh state. 

Lord Hanuman is the main deity of Ponnur temple which was built in the year 1969 by Kota Jagannadha Swamy. Another tourist attraction in this temple are five Akhanda Deepas present in five-storied building.

Ponnur Veera Anjaneya Swamy Temple in Guntur
Ponnur Anjaneya Swamy Temple
Other temples surrounding Ponnuru Hanuman temple are Sri Panduranga Swamy Temple, Sri Vigneshwara Temple, Navagrahas, Sahasra Lingeshwara Swamy Temple, Nandi (The vehicle of Lord Shiva), Dasavatharam Temple and Lord Garuthmantha Temple.

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