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SRI VEERA VENKATA SATYANARAYANA SWAMY:
ANNAVARAM TEMPLE is the scenic locations on the mountain which were towards the Kakinada City. Annavaram Devasthanam is the temple which sees the immense shrine with crowd every year. Devotees of Annavaram Shri Satyanarayana Swami regularly visit this place because of the place is scared and also tourists are also very much attracted to this scenic place because of its natural beauty and also its surrounding places. From the top mountains, we can view all the green fields also villages. ANNAVARAM NAME: ANNA means whatever you desire VARAM means boon. So, ANNAVARAM is the holy place where one’s desire gets fulfilled. The temple is a shrine to Lord Satyanarayana Swamy, which is the second temple in Andhra Pradesh state. Satyanarayana pooja is greatly followed by the Devotees.
History of Annavaram Temple:
Lord Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy is considered to be a very powerful god, Satyanarayana Swamy fulfills the desires of the devotees and Lord Satyanarayana Swamy´s Vratam (Puja) is done by the newlywed couples, New House Warming ceremony and during many other ceremonies. There is no caste, religion difference to get Vratham in ANNAVARAM, Anybody can get Darshan of Lord Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy and also get the Satyanarayana Swamy Vratham. At Rantnagiri Mountain, This shrine pilgrim had situated. There is also one story has chanted about How the name Ratnagiri come. Meruvu who is the lord of the mountains and his Menaka did penance and blessed with two sons by the boon of Lord Vishnu.
The Bhadra and Ratnakar are pleased Vishnu(god) with devotion and Bhadra grace becomes the Bhadrachalam, the place where Lord Shri Rama had permanently aboded. Similarly, Ratnakara has greatly pleased the lord Vishnu with his great Penance and then Ratnakara grace becomes the place Ratnagiri hill, where the Lord Sri Vishnu has permanently aboded as Lord Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy. Later on 1891, Sri I.V.Ramanarayana who is a zamindar said to have been commanded by the God Satyanarayana Swamy in his dream. The lord idol was specified from the mountain and located at the particular spot which we know as ANNAVARAM.
In dravidian style, Annavaram temple was built and the glory of the Lord Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy temple was greatly expanded and described in the Revakhanda of Skandhapuranam. The diety of the lord Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy with his consort one side sri anantha lakshmi devi and other side Lord Siva. Lord Satyanarayana has taken the beautiful Avatar form of the divine which is called as hari hara hiranya garbha thrimurtyatmaka. This place is also called as srimathripathvibhuti vykhunta maha narayana yantra, it is a dominant and major role with the power of the Dhana Janakarsha. The Satyanarayana swamy peetam is highly glorious and placed with the befitting of panchayatana and also the deity of the sancity. satyanarayan pooja is done by the devotees every day.
At each four corners, at the four wheels, the main temple has built in the form of a chariot. As per the Agni puranam, the temple akriti has built. The chariot of the shrine has built up with 7 lokas and the seven lokas which were above with the lord’s Garbhalaya and at the center of the hearts which ruling over the entire world. The Annavaram Lord temple is built in two stories which are upper one contains the lords vigrahas and lower one contains the yantra. In Annavaram, the lord Satyanarayana Swamy idol is about 4 meters and also about 13 feet high in cylindrical form.
As per the Agni puranam, the temple akriti has built. The chariot of the shrine has built up with 7 lokas and the seven lokas which were above with the lord’s Garbhalaya and at the center of the hearts which ruling over the entire world. The Annavaram Lord temple is built in two stories which are upper one contains the lords vigrahas and lower one contains the yantra. In Annavaram, the lord Satyanarayana Swamy idol is about 4 meters and also about 13 feet high in cylindrical form.
The importance of Annavaram Temple:
Devotees who reach Annavaram they can have a Darshan of the Annavaram Devasthanam, which is situated on the Nilgiri hill top is about 200mts away from its base. It can be reached either by steps which are altogether number 460, via ghat road or trekked through a rusty stone trail road. Vehicles are allowed to climb up the Ratnagiri hill where there are many parking places for private vehicles on the Nilgiri hill which is surrounding of the Annavaram Devasthanam. Mandapam has also been built to provided spaciously to organize one thousand Satyanarayana vrathams at a time. Vedha pathsala is also attached to the temple where free lodging is supplied to the Brahmin caste students. Sarva darshanam is free for devotess and they allowed between Morning 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Sarva darshanam is free for devotees and they allowed between Morning 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Sri Swamy Vari Suprabhatam 3.30 A.M
Abhishekam and Archana 4.00A.M to 5.15 A.M
Balabhogam 5.15 A.M
Panchaharathulu & Neerajana Mantra Puspamulu 5.30 A.M
Swamy Vari Sarva Darshanam 6.00 A.M to 12.00 P.M 12.30 P.M to 9.00 P.M
Ashtothhara Shatanama Puja&Sahasranamarchana 8.00 A.M to 12.00 P.M
Abhishekam by devotees for Rs.100 8.00 A.M to 12.00 P.M
Sri Vari Nitya Kalyanam 9.30 A.M
Raja Bhoga Maha Nivedana 12.30 P.M to 1.00 P.M
Darbar Mandapam for devotees who have worth Rs.40 tickets 6.00 P.M to 7.00 P.M
Sri Swamy Vari Darbar Seva 7.30 P.M to 8.30 P.M Sri Ammavari Ekanta Seva 9.00 P.M to 3.30 A.M
Annavaram devasthanam room booking:
For the devotees who visited the pilgrims, Annavaram Devasthanam provides lockers, Free Annadanam, and many facilities. Devasthanam also provided water treatment plant and also taken all the measures to stay the devotees on the Ratnagiri. There are various types of Accommodations which are available for normal rooms to AC Luxary rooms in different choultries and the also offered various guest houses on the Ratnagiri hill.
Annavaram Temple Accommodation:
Choultry’s Name Rent per Day and rupees are mentioned below.
Sri Sita Rama – 150 Rs
Sri Centenary -300 Rs
Sri Vana Durga- 150 Rs
T.T.D- 75 Rs
Satya Niketan(Annavaram Town) -150 Rs
Satya Surya For Hospital.
Annavaram Accommodation / Annavaram temple rooms booking:
Guest House Name
Sri Satya Deva – 250 Rs
Donor Cottage – 150 Rs
Eshwar Lake View(Suite) – 3000 Rs
Vinayaka(Suite) – Protocol
Main Guest House- For VIP’s
Paying Guest House – 150 Rs
V.I.P Guest House(6) – 700 Rs
T.T.D V.I.P Rooms – 150 Rs.
The other puja’s which are available in Annavaram temple are:
1 Ordinary 450 Rs
2 Corner 500 Rs
3 Special 550 Rs
4 A.C 700 Rs
5 Double 1500 Rs
For special pujas there are separate puja halls are available they are:
1 Sri Seeta Rama Choultry Halls 1175 Rs
2 Sri Seeta Rama Stage 1000 Rs
3 Niruti Mandapam 3000 Rs
Rent per Day in Rs 250 150 3000 Protocol For V.I.P’s 150 700 150 Rs
Annavaram devasthanam Seva’s Details:
Sri Swamy Vari Suprabhata Seva Rs.116 3.30 A.M
Sri Swamy Vari Vratham Rs.125 6.00 A.M to 6.00 P.M
Sri Swamy Vari Special Vratham Rs.200 6.00 A.M to 6.00 P.M
Sri Swamy Vari Vratham at Dhwajasthambham Rs.500 6.00 A.M to 6.00 P.M
Sri Swamy Vari Vishishta Vratham Rs.1,116 6.00 A.M to 6.00 P.M
Sri Swamy Vari Nitya Kalyanam Rs.750 9.30 A.M
Sri Swamy Vari Vratham after puja(Prasadam by post) Rs.150 –
Sri Seetha Ramulu(kshetra paalakulu)Pattabhishekam Rs.116 Full Moon Day
Sri Swamy Pavalimpu Seva Rs.50 2.00 P.M
Sri Swamy Laksha Patri Puja Rs.2,500 8.00 A.M
Sri Ammavari Laksha Kumkumarchana Rs.2,500 8.00 A.M
Sri Swamy Vari Abhishekam(Makha) Rs.1,116 One Day Only
For any information, inquiries, bookings etc. please contact:
The Executive Officer,
Annavaram – 533406.
East Godavari District