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#1 of 2 Places to Visit in Papikondalu

Perantalapalli is a remote tribal village in Velerupadu mandal of West Godavari district. This village is located on Kunavaram-Rajahmundry water way and it can be reached by 10 minutes boat ride from Kolluru. Most of the boats operating to Papi Kondalu stop here to give tourists a chance to enjoy the beauty of the place.

The Sri Krishna Munivatam was constructed at this village by Balananda Swamiji in the year 1927. Now this Munivatam is being maintained by a tribal sect Konda Reddys and daily pooja are being performed by them. According to the history, in 1926, Balananda Swami had reached Perantalapalli village while travelling from Rajahmundry to Bhadrachalam on river Godavari in a motor launch and stayed here for a night. He was captivated by the pleasant atmosphere, the tribal community, the scenic beauty of this region. Then a lady appeared to him and asked him to follow her. .....

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#2 of 2 Places to Visit in Papikondalu

At a distance of 35 km from Rajahmundry & 30 km from Papikondalu, Pattisam, also known as Pattiseema, is a beautiful place located on the banks of river Godavari in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. It is situated between Rajahmundry and Papikondalu and can be reached by road and boat from Rajahmundry. There are two temples in Pattisam, Sri Veerabhadra Swamy, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Sri Bhava Narayana Swamy dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is one of the Panchakasi Kshetras. The other four temples are at Kedarnath, Kashi, Kalahasti and Srisailam.

Sri Veerabhadra Swamy or Sri Veereswara Swamy Temple is located on Devakuta Hill in the middle of the River Godavari. The temple was bulit by Cholas in 11th Century AD and it was reconstructed by Raja Kocherlakota Jaggaiah in 19th Century. He donated 1900 acres of land to this .....

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