The Ryali Jagan Mohini Keshava Swamy Temple is situated in Ryali, Andhra Pradesh. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the divine form of Jagan Mohini Keshava Swamy.
About The Temple
The temple is also called the Lord JaganMohini Keshava Swamy Temple. The art and architecture are very unique. The temple is reported to be a temple of an Amsa of Kaali with Uma and Lakshmi combined.
About The Deity
The idol is 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide. It is beautifully and gracefully carved out of a single black Saligrama stone. Lord Maha Vishnu who is shown here in the form of Keshava Swamy has four hands. He is shown holding “Shankha” and “Chakra”) in two hands while the other two hands hold “Gadha” and “Manthara”.
Legend and Stories
There is a temple for Lord Shiva in the form of Sri Uma Kamandaleswara Swamy in front of Lord Jagan Mohini Kesava Swamy temple. The legend of these two temples relates to Samudra Mathanam. Once Devatas and Rakshasas were quarrelling over sharing “Amrutham”. To rescue Devatas, Lord Vishnu in the guise of Jagan Mohini (a beautiful woman) convinced both groups to distribute the Amrutham equally. Rakshasas are known for danger and cruel activities, keeping this in mind Lord Vishnu distributed the Amrutham only to Devatas and disappeared. This was observed by Lord Shiva and followed the beautiful woman. A flower fell down from Jagan Mohin’s Plait and it was smelled by Lord Shiva. He came to know that the woman was Lord Vishnu and felt shy. The place where the flower fell down from the Plait of Mohini was named as ‘Ryali’ means fall in Telugu.
Sri Jaganmohini kesava Swamy kalyanam will be conducted from Chaitra Sudha Navami to Pournami; Sri Rama Satyanarayana Swamy kalyanam will be conducted from Visakha Sudha Ekadasi to Pournami; Sri Venugopala Swamy kalyanam is conducted from Jyeshta Sudha Ekadasi to Pournami; Sravana Bahula Astami or Sri Krishnastami; Karthiaka Sudha Dwadasi; Devi Navaratrulu; Mukkoti Ekadasi; and Bheeshma Ekadasi.
The nearest airport is in Rajahmundry. The nearest railway station is in Rajahmundry. Government and Private Bus services are available from all major places in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to Sri Jagan Mohini Keshava Swamy Temple in Ryali.
Sri Jagan Mohini Kesava Swamy Temple,
Ryali, East Godavari District,
Andhra Pradesh, Pin code: 533 236.
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.
6 a.m. to 12 p.m.3 p.m. to 8 p.m.