Upamaka Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple
Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam
Located at Upamaka in Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple was built by Sri Krishna Bhupaludu, king of Kandregula region of East Godavari district during the 6th century. A Raamasthoopam was installed on 4th May 1964 by Sri Thridandi Sreemannarayana Ramanuja Pedda Jiyar Swamy. It is one of the 108 Ramasthoopas in India.
According to the legends, Garuda requested Lord Krishna to rest him on his head forever. It is believed that the Lord settled on this Garuda Hills to fulfill mGaruda's request. A temple was later constructed by Sri Krishna Bhupaludu, the king of Kandregula region, in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh around the 6th century AD.
The Temple is situated at Garuda hill, which looks like the shape of Garuda. The main deity is seated on Horse along with His consort Goddess Lakshmi Devi facing North. The main mandapa flooring of the temple is made of black marble. A Raamasthoopam is installed on 4th May 1964.
Timings : Timings : 5:00 AM To 7:00 PM
Traditional attire on festival days is strictly followed. Avoid shorts.
Visakhapatnam is one among the most nonviolent townships in India; it has a rich fusion of various cultures and spiritual concord. This city has a combination of all old and new cultures. The ancient temples are under the gloom of gigantic ports.he people of Vizag are very modest, helpful and amicable. Telugu and Oriya are the languages spoken by the local people. They have migrated to place near Kalinga and Orissa. Added to this, there are large numbers of workers who work in all parts of India. Vizag cuisine combines the taste of North Indian and South Indian cuisines. The beach side dish of the place is 'Murri Mixture'. Besides this, Vizag foodstuffs also consist of Upmas, Idlis and Dosas. Vizag cuisines are special for its yummy chutneys and pickles.
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple,Upamaka, Nakkapalli Mandal, Visakhapatnam Dist, Andhra Pradesh 531081
Sri Venkateswara Swamy vari Devastanam Upamaka is well connected by both Rail and Roadways. It is situated at a distance of 4 Kms from Narasipatnam Road Railway Station.
APSRTC Buses are available from Rajahmundry / Kakinada and Visakhapatnam at an One Hour interval. APSRTC Buses are available from Tuni and Yellamanchili at frequent intervals.Regular Auto Services are available from Narasipatnam Road, Addu Road and Nakkapalli.
Most of the Trains passing between Kolkatta - Chennai line will stop at Tuni station, which is 20 Kms distance to Upamaka.Some of theTrains passing between Kolkatta - Chennai line will stop at Narasipatnam Road, which is 4KM distance to Upamaka.
The nearest Airport is situated at Visakapatnam, which is 90 Kms distance to Upamaka.
Every day the temple allows Darshanam to all devotees from 6:00 AM to 12.30 PM and again from 4:00 PM to 7.30 PM.
Temple at Hill - 7.30 AM to 10.30 AM & 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Pooja with astothram and sahasram be performed every day.
"Tiruvaradhana and Panchamrutha Abishekam" to Moola Virattu Swamy seated on the hill be performed every day from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. In special occasions this Abhishekam will be performed at 4:00 AM.
Dhanurmasamsostavams -Dec 16th to Jan 16th, Adyayana Utsaswams -In February of Sri Rama Swamivari Kalyana Mahostavam, Brahmostavams-10 days (In September or October), Vykunta Ekkadasi