Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy Temple, Annavaram, Andhra Pradesh

sri veera venkata satyanarayana swamy temple annavaram

Annavaram is one of the most famous holy shrines in India and ranks second after Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. The temple is built in the Dravidian style. The glory and wealth of Lord SATYADEVA were extensively described in Revakhanda of Skandapuranam. The presiding deity, Lord Satyadeva, with his consort Sri Anantha Lakshmi on one side and with Lord Siva on the other side took his abode in Ratnagiri, named after Ratnakara, son of Meru, the king of the sacred mountains. As in all Divyakshetrams surrounded and followed by sacred rivers, Sri Satyanarayana Swamy in Annavaram is also followed by the sacred river Pampa touching the foot of the hill. Lord Satyadeva, the god of truth, is pouring out his eternal blessings on humanity in his beautiful manifested form of the DIVINE TRINITY, namely Hari Hara Hiranya Garbha Thrimurtyatmaka. Therefore, this is the temple that attracts devotee pilgrims from both Vishanava and Saiva, and thousands of pilgrims from all over the country worship Lord Satyadeva every day, forgetting all the sectional differences.

Enriched with the installation of SRIMATHRIPATHVIBHUTI VYKHUNTA MAHA NARAYANA YANTRA, which plays a dominant and important role with the attractive power of both money and men (Dhana Janakarsha). Swamyvaru’s Peetham is heavily adorned with the Panchayatana installation, in keeping with the glory and sanctity of the deity.

This famous yantra is unique, as it does not exist anywhere else in India.


The temple is situated on Ratnagiri hill on the banks of river Pampa. It can be accessed by both footsteps made of stone and by road (3km). The Temple resembles a chariot with four wheels in four corners. The main sanctum is on two floors and the main entrance had been gold plated. The temple hosts mandapam to conduct Satyanaraya Vrathams


  • Telugu New Year’s day on Chaitra Suddha Padyami (March-April).
  • Sita Rama Kalyanam on Chaitra Suddha Navami (March – April).
  • Sri Krishna Jayanti on Sravana Bahula Ashtami (July – August).
  • The Lord’s Jayanti on Sravana Suddha Vidiya (July – August).
  • Ganapathi Navarathrulu in Bhadrapadam (August – September).
  • Sarannavarathrulu in Asviyujam (September – October).
  • Kanaka Durga Jatara on Vaisakha Suddha Panchami (April – May).
  • Giripradakshinam on Karthika Suddha Purnima (October – November).
  • DeeJwalatoranam in Karthikam (October – November).

How to Reach Annavaram Satyanarayana Temple:

By Road:
On-road we have express buses running from Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry and Kakinada. Every half an hour we have APSRTC buses from Rajahmundry to Visakhapatnam which passes through Annavaram. Every 15 mins we have local busses from Tuni to Kakinada.
For up and down local travel of the hill, the temple also provides buses:
Frequent buses to-and-fro of the temple-railway station,
The bus starts uphill temple at 7.30 am to Simhachala, and at 6.00 am and 12:00 pm to Kotipalli.

By Train:
Most of the trains passing between Visakhapatnam – Vijayawada will stop at Annavaram Station

By Air:
We have Airports on both east and west side of Annavaram. On the east, we have Visakhapatnam airport which is just 2 km and on the west, we have Rajahmundry airport which is in a distance of 1 km.

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