Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple Bikkavolu is dedicated to Lord Vinayaka. The main deity inside the temple is 7 feet tall. The Unique feature of this Idol is that trunk of the lord turned towards the right. It is said that this Idol is Swayambhu (self-manifested).
Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple Bikkavolu History
This idol is a monolithic statue and is known as Vijayanand Ganapathi. It is said that this Idol is increasing year by year and measures 90 x 50 inches. It is believed to be installed during 849 AD – 892 AD by the Chalukya Kings of the eastern region. Devotees used to whisper their wish in the Lord’s ear. This idol was discovered in the agricultural fields. In the year 1988 the then priest, Golapalli Chalapati Rao performed Laksha Patri Pooja and Ganapathi Homam on every Sukla Chaviti day and this continued for 10 years. Later this pooja process continued by their family members. Water comes out from the bottom portion of the left leg of the Lord.
As per the folklore, King Gunaga Vijayaditya used to offer prayers to this deity before and after the battle who won many battles.
Vinayaka Chaviti will be celebrated in a grand, during this time thousands of devotees from nearby places visit this holy shrine.
Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple Bikkavolu Timings
- Morning Hours: 4:00 am -12:30 pm
- Evening Hours: 1:30 pm to 8:00 pm
How to reach Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple Bikkavolu?
- The nearest domestic airport is at Rajahmundry which is 39 km away from this temple.
- Rajahmundry and Kakinada are well connected with all parts of India with good frequency.
- From the Rajahmundry railway station, the temple is at 34 km away.
- From Kakinada Railway station, the temple is 30 km away.
- Bikkavolu is easily reachable from Rajahmundry and Kakinada stations.
Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple Bikkavolu Images
Reference Link: Temple History