Appanapalli is a remote village in Mamidikuduru Mandal of East Godavari District, situated on the holy banks of river Vynateya. It is surrounded by river Godavari on three sides and the Bay of Bengal on the fourth side. The village derived its name from a Rushi called "Appana" who did tapasya for the good of the world. This place in olden days was famous for well-read Brahmins in Vedas who used to spend their time in reciting hymns and performing sacrifices as ordained in the scriptures.
About The Temple
The temple has beautiful, lifelike sculptures depicting different avatars of Sri Maha Vishnu adorning the Gopuram. The legend behind the temple goes thus: Sri Molleti Ramaswamy, an ardent devotee of the Lord of the Seven hills, founded this Devasthanam. One night in his dream, the Lord ordered him to go ahead with his pledge to build a temple, with the share of profit he earned through his business, for the Lord without frequenting Tirupathi. Accordingly, he at once installed photos of Sri Venkateswara Swamy and Padmavathi Devi in his coconut shop. In course of time, thousands of pilgrims started visiting this place. Thereafter, it occupied a sacred place of devotional importance in our state.
Throughout the year, festivals like: Kalyana Mahotsavams from Jyeshtha Suddha Dashami to Jyeshtha Chaturdashi, Mukkoti Ekadashi, Uttaradwara Darshanam, Laksha Kumkuma Puja (on Vijayadashami) to Padmavathi Devi, Shami Puja, Laksha Tulasi Puja to Swamy on Karthika Suddha Ekadashi, Laksha Chamanthi Puja to Andal Devi here are performed and celebrated with much gaiety and devotion. The annual Brahmotsavam of His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Srimanarayana China Jeeyar Swamy varu is celebrated with intense devotion from Jyesta Sudda Dasami to Jyesta Sudda Chaturdasi during which devotional discourses and puranic programmes are organized.
The Nearest airport is at Rajahamundry which is 84 km away. The nearest railway is at Palakollu which is 35 km away. A direct bus is available from Rajahamundry and Palakollu
Sri Bala Balaji Devasthanam,
Appanapalli, Mamidikuduru Mandal.
East Godavari District.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
This temple is open from (Sun to Mon) 6.30 AM to 12.00 PM and from 2.00 PM to 7.15 PM. (Timing on Sat) 5.00 Am to 1.00 PM and from 2.00 PM to 7.15 PM.