- Janardhanaswamy Aalayam
the emergence of the sacrosanct Kanyakaparameswari shrine at this famous kshetra
- Penugonda, the Trimurthis are the protagonists, and particularly at the behest
of Mahavishnu alone, this town was materialized by Viswakarma, whose
magnificence and splendour far exceeded that Amaravathy, the capital of Devendra.
In accordance with the assurance to the primal Vysya mahamunis, Mahavishnu has
been abiding here and protecting under the new name of Janardhanaswamy with
Lakshmi in her changed name of Konakamala, and Maheswar in the name of Nagarthar,
whereas Brahma, taking human form guiding that venerable Munikulam as Kulaguru.
Though this happened yugas before for the benefit of mankind, through the
ministrations of said commercial community, the relics are still existing to
corroborate Mahavishnu's monumental commitment. The Vysya munis obeyed, and
witnessed soul-lifting ups and life ravaging downs in their earthly sojourn and
left behind their replicas in several forms.
them, there are two splendiferous shrines - one for Maheswar and the other for
Mahavishnu in the names of Nagarthar and Janardhanaswamy. Of course, renovations
were carried out several times, and so, they are like old wine in new bottles
and enjoying the adorers' grateful worship. The Janardhanaswamy temple is
sufficiently, a big temple with all the indispensable component parts., In the
garbhagriha, the archamurti is installed on a high vedika, and gives an eyeful
darsan in captivating and eye catching decorations. Many mini-shrines with new
look are enshrining Upadevathas to bless the devotees.
worship is offered regularly and the periodical festivals are celebrated on a
grand scale exhibiting the status of wealthy merchant class. They are visited by
devotees in thousands and thousands round the year.
is about 40 km off Rajahmundry of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh,
commanding bus service.