SRI SURYANARAYANA SWAMY TEMPLE, G.MAMIDADA
This temple is located at a distance of 20 Km from Kakinada, 58 Km from Rajahmundry and 65 Km from Amalapuram (Via Kotipalli). Gollala Mamidada, Peddapudi Mandal, East Godavari District is a well – known pilgrim center for the last hundred years is situated on the banks of the river “Thulya Bhaga” (Antharvahini). This is one of the famous and holy pilgrim center of the East Godavari District. All over Andhra, Gollala Mamidada is called “Gopurala Mamidada”. The famous “Rama Temple”
Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Temple at Gollalamamidada village was incepted by late Sri Kovvuri Basivi Reddy Garu in the year 1920, a great Charitable and auspicious and dedicated mind Jamindar of Gollalamamidada. He has not only rendered dedicated service for the temple, but also dedicated his life for the benefit and welfare of the public at large.
This temple own 16 Acres of wet land donated by successors of late founder for the maintenance and up – keep of the temple.
According to Saivagama, every day archanas are performed. Abhisheka is done regularly according to sastra. Thousands of people from far – off places throng the temple to worship Siddi Vinayaka, who fulfills the wishes of his devotees quickly, directly. Devotees worship at the shrine of Ganapathi, placed in the midst of coconut gardens, the green fields and natural surroundings. Devotees take a vow to visit the temple to get their wishes fulfilled it is the belief and practice of the people of this area to make a promise in the name of this God.This temple was managed by the followers of late founder under the control and supervision by Endowments Department till an Executive Officer was appointed for the first time in the year 1991.
This temple was classified U/s.6(b) (ii) of the Act 30/87 and it is under the administrative control of the Deputy Commissioner, Endowments Department, Kakinada. At present, Sri K. Gopala Krishna Reddy member of founders family and Person – in- Management manages the temple jointly.The performance of rituals in this temple is in accordance with Sri Vyshanava Samradaya. This temple has gained much importance in Andhra Pradesh as the tenets are of Vyshanava Sampradaya. It is attracting good number of pilgrims all days and especially on Sunday to pray their Owings to Lord Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Varu.
The annual income of the temple on Ac.16.76 cts. of wetland is of Rs.1,30,000/- in terms of cash. In addition to this, the temple is getting annually Rs.1,00,000 as votive offerings.The temple has been developed by raising structures and super structures with the auspicious funds donated by the family members of the late founder.
- Radha Sapthami on Maga Sudda Sapthami (February Month).
- Bhishma Ekadasi in the month of February every year.
Guest Houses available are
- Amenities are provided to the pilgrims visiting temple.
- There are no Guest Houses as the tradition in this temple is to worship the Deity and leave the
- premises. Contact : 0884 – 2364543 (R).
Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Temple,
East Godavari District.