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KRISHNAVTAR  KSHETRAS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

Achanta - Venugopalaswamy Aalayam

The legendary name of this renowned Hari-Hara kshetra is Marthandapura. Though there are Vaishnava temples enshrining very many potent archamurthis, this place is primarily a Saiva kshetra of unprecedented fame. The Ramalingeswaraswamy, popularly known as Achante swaraswamy has established for himself an unenviable record of name as Prathyaksha Daivam by lifting duhkhartis at mere call. Yet, the Venugopalaswamy shrine boasts of a huge number of ardent devotees, who offer regular prayers and are feeling emancipated by the abundant Karuna of the archamurti.

The mulavirat of this Venugopalaswamy Aalaya is differently called as Kotagopalaswamy, Madanagopalaswamy by devotees. It is said that this powerful mulavigraha was installed by Narada at the behest of bhaktas. This beautiful black granite icon is flanked by his consorts Rukmini and Satyabhama on his sides. They are elegantly chiseled too. Another odd feature that feast the eyes of the viewers is the existence of two lingas, here called Indraliriga and Skandalinga. This apparent contradiction Sivalingas in Vaishnava temples only confirms the belief that both Hara and Hari are one and the same and five in amity for ever. The temple being ancient is built according to Vastu sastra and contains all the essential parts. The periodical festival - Kalyanotsav falls in Chaitra masa and for about a week it is celebrated with great devotional zeal.

It lies 20 km off Palakollu in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, commanding transport service from several towns nearby.

 

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