- Venkatanarayana Swamy
famous Vaishnava kshetra shares many features with the
world-renowned Satyanarayanaswamy of Annavaram. Although the name
and form of Venkatanarayana is one among the multifarious aspects of
Sri Mahavishnu, it is new to Telengana people, but their zeal for
worship is neither less nor blame-worthy. The frequency of visits by
the devotees and their exuberance in celebrating periodical
festivals deserve every praise and worthy of emulation. The temple
is quite decent and modest in proportion, yet contains all the
essential parts. The archamurti bears striking resemblance to the
holy icon of Annavaram Satyanarayanaswamy except in one feature.
This sacrosanct image is bereft of moustache, though shares other
features like size, shape, sheen and polish. It is bewitching and
wrings veneration. Agamic worship is offered and occasional pujas
and festivals are carried on with great devotional fervour.
lies 30 km off Alampur commanding bus facilities from Vaddepalli,
the mandalam headquarters of Palamur district in Andhra Pradesh.