Gubbala Mangamma Temple
Gubbala Mangamma Temple is located in Jangareddy Gudem, West Godavari District. It is said that Rama, Sita and Lakshman stayed here for some time. There are two mango trees near to this temple called by Rama and Lakshman to mark their presence. During Dwaparayuga, Pandavas lived here for some time after their exile from the kingdom. It believed that footprints of Bhima are still available here. Temple will be heavily floated on Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays.
Gubbala Mangamma Temple History
It is believed that this temple exists from Tretayuga. As per the local folklore, Asuras used to live here in this forest area. In a ferocious battle between Asuras and Asuras, the weapons used in the battled fell on the Cave where the Goddess was residing. Angered Goddess, Killed the Demons and continued her ferocious form. Devas prayed for the Goddess to bring her back to peaceful form. Goddess self-manifested here on request of Devas to restore peace. Goddess Ganga and Nagamma also manifested here with Mangamma.
How Gubbala Mangamma Temple came into existence?
30 years back, Karatam Krishnamurthy from Buttayagudem went to the forest to collect Bamboo sticks. While on his way back after loading Bamboo sticks in the bullock cart, the cart went upside down and he was not able to reload the sticks. With little disappointment, he reached home with an empty cart. On the same day night, Goddess appeared in his dreams and revealed her whereabouts and also told him that ” You have not take permission from me for the bamboo sticks so only the cart went upside down and also instructed him to offer free food to the devotees in her premises”. Krishnamurthy with much determination did search for the Goddess in the deep forest and found the place. He performed Abhishekam to the Goddess and performed Annadhanam to the villagers nearby.
Gubbala Mangamma Temple Address
Korsavarigudem Village, Buttayagudem Mandal, West Godavari District.
How to reach Gubbala Mangamma Temple?
- The nearest domestic airport is at Rajahmundry which is 98 km away.
- The next nearest airport is at Vijayawada which is 126 km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Jangareddygudem which is 30 km away
- Temple is easily reachable from Jangareddygudem bus station.
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Reference Link: Temple History