Located at Narsapur in West Godavari of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Adikesava Embermannar Swamy Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lors Vishnu. Built about more than 200 years ago, the temple is known as Abhinava Bhootapuri as it has the same architecture as a temple in Bhootapuri in TamilNadu. The temple was built by Sri Ramanappa Naidu replicating the structure of Sriperumbudur temple in Tamilnadu which is famous as Avatar Sthala of Saint Ramanuja, the great philosopher of Sri Vaishnavism.
According to the temple legends, during the British time, Sri Prasannagresara Puppala Ramanappa Naidu, a translator, who was working for the British East India Company attended Sri Ramayana Pravachanam/Kalakshepam by Sriman U.Ve Eunni Ramanujacharya Swamy. After the pravachanam is done , Sri Ramanappa Naidu wanted to give Guru Dakshina to Sri Ramanujacharya Swamy and Swamy asked him to construct AdiKesava Emberumaanar Swamy Kovela in Narsapuram i...View more
parlance with Swamy Kovela in Sri Perumbudur. After six months, a new Thirumeni is brought to Narsapuram in palanquin from Sriperumbudur and installed in the temple. Few families of Sri Vaishnavas also migrated from Sriperumbudur to perform the regular services of Emberumanar Swamy on par with Service in Sriperumbudur.
The temple has a similar design as that of the renowned Sriperumbudur Temple in Tamil Nadu. The Aasanam (altar) of Sri Emberumanar Swamy is called Bhadravedi or Thrivedi signifying the authority of Swamy in all the three types of Sruthis namely Bheda, Abheda, and Ghataka.
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West Godavari district or Paschima Godavari Jilla is one of the 13 districts in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The district is situated in Coastal Andhra region of the state.The Eastern Chalukyas ruled coastal Andhra from 700 to 1200, with Vengi, near Pedavegi village, as their capital.West Godavari is a flat country with a slight eastern slope along the rivers of the district flow. The rivers in the West Godavari district generally flow from West to East.The region has a tropical climate similar to the rest of the Coastal Andhra region. The summers (March–June) are very hot and dry while the winters are fairly pleasant.Telugu is the most widely spoken language.Vedas, which has oral heritage recognition from by UNESCO are taught at Sri Venkateswara Veda Patasala of I.Bhimavaram village in the district.
Buses are available from all major places in Andhra Pradesh. Narsapur Bus Stand is 1 km away from the temple.
The Nearest railway station is Narsapur Railway Station which is 2 km away. Bus and auto-rickshaws are available to access the temple.
The Nearest airport is Rajahmundry Airport which is 92 km away. Bus and taxi services are available to reach the temple.
Daily Astothram and Archanas are performed to Lord Shiva along with Goddess Shakti.