Panduranga Swamy Temple in Machilipatnam
Panduranga swamy temple is located at Chilakalapudi Machilipatnam Town. ( Machilipatnam is also known as Bandar ) .This temple is devoted to lord panduranga vithal. Panduranga swamy temple premise in machilipatnam spans an area of 6 acres. There is a tower at the entrance of this temple.
The Panduranga swamy idol measures around 3 feet in height. The idol is decorated with flowers and diamond studded crown. Sri Abhayanjaney Swamy statue is placed in front of panduranga swamy idol.
Panduranga Swamy temple in machilipatnam is flanked by a prakaram on all its three sides, which feature the images of the disciples of Sri Panduranga Vithal. This temple allows devotees from all castes and communities.
Just beside the entrance of this temple there is another temple that houses the images of radha, rukmini and satyabhama. Many Pilgrims visit this famous Panduranga Swamy temple during the Karthika Pournima when they come to take a dip in the sea (Samudra Snanalu). Also many devotees visit this temple during Ashadha Shudda Ekadashi.
While going to temple devotees offer patika bellam(made with sugar crystals) to god. Pujari keeps this patika bellam near the mouth of lord panduranga and gave back to devotees. There is famous banyan tree located in this temple. We can also visit sivalayam in this temple. There are many small sivalingams located in this temple.
Hotels and Temple rooms are available for low cost. Panduranga swamy temple is located between Machilipatnam City and Manginapudi beach.
Panduranga Swamy temple at Chilakalapudi near machilipatnam city is a famous pilgrimage site. It is a temple of Lord Vishnu, said to be similar to the temple at Pandaripur.
Chilakalapudi, Machilipatnam. 521002. Krishna Dist. Andhra Pradesh.
06.00 am to 09:30 pm.
There are 108 sub-temples within in the temple complex. Temple will be heavy crowded during Karthika Masam as Gouri Pooja on taking holy bath in the sea nearby.