Motupalli Temple History
Motupalli Temple History, Timings and Images
Sri Rama and Veerabhadra Swamy Temples in Motupalli Village reflect the rich culture of Satavahana Kings. It is said that this Temple flourished during the times of Kakatiya rulers who established sea trade with foreign countries. Inscriptions on the temple walls were written in Telugu, Tamil and Sanskrit Languages. Motupalli Village is located in the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh in Chinnaganjam Mandal, Prakasam District. During Kakatiyas, Motupalli acted as the major hub for sea transportation.
Carving on the temple walls and Idols in the temple premises shows the architecture and style of Kakatiya Kings. Veerabhadra Swamy temple was built during the reign of Chola dynasty. This region was ruled by Satavahanas, Pallavas , Chalukyas and Cholas.
Sri Rama Navami festival will be celebrated in a grand here, villagers from nearby villages used to participate during the annual celebrations. Currently, this site is under the maintenance of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
Sea beach is 2 km from the temple.
Temple Opening Timings: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
How to reach Motupalli Temple?
- The nearest international airport is at Vijayawada which is 136 km away from the temple.
- The nearest railway station is at Chirala which is 20 km away. Train frequency is quite high to Chirala from Major cities in South India.
- Bapatla railway station is 35 km away.
- Narasaraopet Railway station is 76 km away
- Temple is easily reachable from Chirala and Bapatla, which are well connected by the road and railways. Direct bus to Chirala is available from major cities of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
- From Chirala Bus station, the temple is 20 km away.
Motupalli Temple Images
Reference Link: Temple History