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Lord Subramanyeswara Temple, Mopidevi

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Mopidevi is the name of a small village in Krishna district. The village is famous for the temple of Lord Subramanyeswara. It is near to vijayawada, Repalle and Machilipatnam.
The main diety of the temple is of  Lord Subramnya, the son of Shiva and Parvathi.
This is a swayambhu ( came itself out of earth) temple. Lord subramanya did penance in disguise in the form of snake to relieve from his foray. The story behind this is Once 4 Rishis called as Sanaka, Sanatana Sanandana, Sanatkumara ( these 4 called as Sanaka sanandadulu) who were great saints, detached from this worldly pleasures and did not covered their body with clothes went to  Kailasamu to pray Lord shiva and Parvathi. At the same time Godess swaha devi, sachi devi, Saraswathi and lakshmi came there. Lord subramanya who was sitting on the lap of Parvathi chuckled by seeing both of them who were completely contrast in their dressing. Parvathi reproved subramanyeswara for his act. Later he realised his mistake and took permissio…

Sri Rama Kshetram, Bhadrachalam.

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Sri Sita Rama temple is in Bhadrachalam, Khammam district, Telangana state. It is on the banks of Godavari River. The diety of this temple is of Sita Rama Lakshmana.
Lord SriRama is one of the incarnations of Mahavishnu. (see my other blogpost 5th incarnation Vamana Avatara, Ulaganantha Perumal Temple). Lord Rama came to the earth as son of King Dasaratha and married Sita, the daughter of King Janaka. Lakshmana is one of the three brothers of Rama.
According to Brahma purana, in Tretayuga Period Rama Sita and Lakshmana during their vanavasa (exile) stayed on a rock. With the blessings of Brahma that rock born as a child to the couple  Meru Devi and Meru Parvatham and the child is named as Bhadhra. Being a devotee of Lord Rama from the childhood and with the words of Sage Narada, Bhadra  performed penace in Dandakaranya (Dandaka Forest). Pleased with his prayers Lord Srimannarayana came to the earth as SriRama and stayed at the place where Bhadra performed penance and the mountain is cal…