Ayyappa Swamy Temple Dwarapudi is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. This temple popular by the name “Andhra Vaikuntam” or “Andhra Sabarimala” and is located near to Rajahmundry.
Ayyappa Swamy Temple Dwarapudi History
The Idol of Ayyappa Swamy was installed in the year 1989 by Kanchi Peetadhi Pathi Swamy Jayendra Saraswati. This idol was prepared using five metals gold, silver, lead, copper and iron which is called Panchaloha. There are 18 holy steps to the shrines similar to Sabarimala steps.Devotees who practice Ayyappa Deeksha will their Deeksha by visiting this temple. Unlike Sabarimala, there is no age restriction for female devotees, anyone can visit this holy shrine. Devotees who can’t travel long used to end their Deeksha by visiting this temple. This temple will be heavily crowded during Makara Sankranti day. Thousands of devotees who were in Deeksha used to visit this temple to watch Makara Jyoti and Makara Vilakku which marks the ends of their Deeksha. On Makara Sankranti day, Lord Ayyappa will be taken out in a procession on a Hamsa shaped chariot.
There are many other temples located within the temple complex. There is a shrine for Lord Siva, Venkateswara Swamy and Saibaba. Huge Statues of Anjaneya, Ganesha, Nandi, Nataraja in the premises attracts devotees.
Ayyappa Swamy Temple Dwarapudi Timings
Morning Hours: 6:00 am – 12:00 pm
Evening Hours: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to reach Ayyappa Swamy Temple Dwarapudi?
- The nearest domestic airport is at Rajahmundry which is 30 km away
- The nearest international airport is at Vijayawada which is 150 km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Dwarapudi which is 750 feet away.
- Rajahmundry is well connected with all parts of India.
- From Rajahmundry, direct bus to Dwarapudi is available at regular intervals.
Ayyappa Swamy Temple Dwarapudi Images
Reference Link: Temple History