Dwaraka Thirumala, West Godavari, AP.  

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  1. Dwaraka Thirumala:

    The temple is located 40kms distance from Eluru of west Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. One can reach the place easily. Eluru is on the main railway line to Visakapatnam.

    The main deity is, Swayambu idol of Sri Lord Venkateswara. This place is known as china Tirupathi. They say offerings of; Tirupathi can be given here in this place.

    The temple is named after great saint Dwaraka. He penenced on ant hill to get the self manifested idol and installed here. In the sanctum the main shrine is visible only upto bust and the lower part is regarded to be immeresed down the earth.

    We see another idol of sri venkateswara at the back of the original one in full which was installed by sri Ramanujar in 11th Century.

    According to purana the temple belongs to krutha yuga. As per Brahma purana, Aja Maharaja {grand father of Sri Rama } worshiped, Sri Lord Venkateswara.

    On his way to swayamvaram of Indumathi {grand mother of Sri Rama} he crossed the temple of Dwaraka thirumala and he did not pay homage to lord. He had to face problems with other kings. Since he overlooked the temple on his way, he realized all that’s happened and he pleaded Lord, to forgive him.

    The present temple is constructed by Maylavaram Zamindars between the year 1877 and 1902.

    The temple timings are 5.30 am to 12 noon and 4pm to 8pm.

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