Bayakanda Gangamma Temple is located at Bayakanda in Andhra Pradesh, 20 km from Madanapal and 150 km from Bangalore; It is a district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, India. There is also a Hindu shrine here.
Centuries ago, the Boyas and Yelikas tribes lived in the forest area around the mound. They stood up and resented the repressive and automatic rule of the Nawabs. They retaliated against Muslim soldiers and persecuted them. The Golconda Nawab sent additional troops to crush the revolt. The buoy tribes could not resist the attack of the Muslim army and fled into the forest and prostrated themselves near the mound and begged the Almighty to save them. The spirit of the goddess Shakti descended from the mound, protected the tribes and crushed the army of Nawab. Local people say that Shakti has tied the heads of the soldiers to the branches of the banyan trees. In case of victory, Buoy built the temple of Gangamma, which saved them from the forces of evil and made it famous for centuries
It is believed that the Goddess who gives her blessings to the devotees was discovered by the ancient inhabitants of the area called Boiya’s and since then they have been offering their devotion and prayers to the goddess.
The Gangamma Goddess Temple is one of many ancient temples located on top of a mountain. The word “Baikonda” pronounced as “Baa-ee-kon-da” means mountain that has a well. The Goddess resides right next to this well and is believed to be very powerful. This goddess is known to destroy all evil and those who sincerely worship her will succeed. Her temple is dedicated to Venkateswara’s sister.
Devotees come here and make their wishes and once the wish comes true, they return to make an offering to Goddess Gangamma that they would have agreed to once their wish came true.
Well water is believed to cure many skin ailments. Local people believe that Pushkarini water is very powerful and that spraying it in the field will produce a good harvest. Devotees can test whether their wishes will be fulfilled by placing a flower on the head of the deity. The locals believe that if the flower falls from the right side it is positive and negative if it falls from the left side. Devotees who come here should take the “theertha”, the holy water in the well that is believed to heal and protect evil.
The offering for the Goddess is generally a chicken or a sheep that will be sacrificed to the Goddess and the meat will be cooked in the same place and consumed by all the family members who have come.
Once a year, the Navartri temple festival attracts thousands of people from all over India, particularly from the south.
Chittor bus station is located at 88 kilometers away from this Temple & Tirupathi is located at 110 Km from this Temple.
Pakala railway junction is the nearest railway station i.e Madanapalli Raod (C.T.M Railway Station) to reach Gangamma temple and located at 21 kilometers from this place.
Tirupati is the nearest airport located at the distance of 150 kilometers from this temple.
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