holy Saiva kshetra went by the name of Mandavya kshetra due to
Mandavya maharshi's penance and his obtaining Daiva
Sakshatkar. There are two reputed Aalayas dedicated to Sri
Kesavaswamy and Someswaraswamy. This Kesavaswamy Aalayaam is among
the Pancha Kesava kshetras, the others being situated at Ryali,
Tanuku, Duvva, Katalaparru. It is a wellbuilt and commendably
maintained shrine drawing a steady stream of asthikas.
Someswaraalayam is located in the heart of this little town and
faces east. The Sivalinga is made of black granite and lures the
devotees with its size and powers of emancipation of true bhaktas.
famous Harihara kshetra lies in Mandapaka the Tanuku taluq of West
Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.