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Subramanya Swamy Temple Vijayawada

Subramanya Swamy Temple, Vijayawada

Mopidevi Temple, also known as the Lord Subrahmanyeswar Swamy Temple, is located in Mopidevi, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. Lord Subrahmanyeswar Swamy Temple is located approximately 80 kilometres from Vijayawada and 30 kilometres from Machilipatnam. Here Sri Subramanya Swamy is shown as a Lingam (Shiva Lingam).

Temple NameSubramanya Swamy Temple
Temple is also known asMopidevi Temple
Temple Dedicated toLord Subramanyeswara Swamy
Temple Timing5:30 AM to 1:00 PM-4:30 PM TO 8:00 PM
Darshan FeeFree entry
VIP EntryNot available
Live DarshanNot available
Important FestivalsMaha Sivaratri, Sri Subrahmanya Sashti, Brahmotsavams
AddressSri Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Devasthanam, Mopidevi Village, Mopidevi – Mandal.Krishna District. Pin – 521125, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA
Contact NumberDevasthanam Phone number – (+91) 08671 257240
Executive Officer (Office) – (+91) 08671 257240
Sri Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Temple – (08671) 257240, (08671) 257370
Sri Durga Nageswara Swamy Temple – (08671) 275230
Sri Kakuleswara Swamy Temple – (08671) 255238
Official Email IDNot available

About Subramanya Swamy Temple

Thousands of worshippers go to the temple every day. If it is the weekend, we might see more people. Lord Subramanyeshwaraswamy’s blessings bring people from Vijayawada, Hyderabad, and other parts of the state to Mopidevi. Mopidevi Subramanyeshwaraswamy is also a powerful god, and his temple is one of the most visited Subramanyeshwaraswamy temples in the states of AP and Telangana.

Most people who go to mopidevi subramanya swamy temple do pooja to get rid of Hindu mythology’s Sarpa Dosha, Rahu Ketu Dosha, and other Dosha.

History of Mopidevi Temple

Sri Subramanyeswar Swamy is the main god of the royal family of Challapalli, which is in charge of running the temple at the moment. The Sri Sakaleswara Swamy temple is right next to the Mopidevi Temple. It has a Swayambhu Shiva Lingam, which means it came into being on its own. The name of the temple comes from the fact that Sagara Chakravarthy, Sri Rama’s grandfather, worshipped this Lingam. In 1783, when floods washed away the Mopidevi village, people found the Lingam. Later, the landlord of the area, Adusumilli Gangubhotlu, built the temple. At the moment, the Sri Sakaleswara Swamy temple is run by the Adusumulli family.

The Story Behind Mopidevi Temple

The legend says that the four Deva Rishis (sages) Sankara, Sanakasa, Sanatkumara, and Sanatsujata were immortal and looked like five-year-old children. The Deva Rishis had a lot of knowledge and devotion, but they didn’t know much about the world around them. In fact, they didn’t even know they were naked. One day, they went to Kailasa, where Shiva lived, to honour him. At the same time, Sachi Devi, Swaha Devi, Goddess Saraswathi, and Goddess Lakshmi also came.

The child Subramanyeswara was sitting on the lap of his mother, the goddess Parvati. When he saw that the Goddesses were dressed and the Deva Rishis were not, he was confused. He didn’t know what to do, so he started to laugh, and his mother told him to stop. Later, Subramanyeswar saw how stupid he had been and asked for permission to do penance as a snake for many years. Mopidevi is the name that was given to the place where Subramanyeswar did his penance. The head god, Subramanyeswar Swamy, who looks like the Shiva Lingam, is called the God of Snakes.

Significance of Mopidevi Temple

Ancient writings say that the powerful Vindhya mountain, which is between North India and South India, realised how strong it was and began to grow upwards. When it got to the Sun, the air turned dark. Mortals, immortals, plants, and animals all had trouble because of the darkness. Sage Agasthya was asked by the Devtas to make the Vindhya mountain see sense and be humble.

Sage Agasthya was in Varanasi when the crisis happened, and he agreed to help. He went to the south of India. When the Vindhya mountain saw the great sage, it shrunk back to its original size to make room for him. The great sage then made the Vindhya mountain promise to stay the same size until he came back. Sage Agasthya, on the other hand, chose to live in South India. Mount Vindhya waited for the wise man for a very long time, but he never came back.

Even now, Vindhya mountain is still the same size. The great sage and his followers went through the area, where Subramanyeswar did hard penance and turned into a Lingam. The wise man knew where it was and said that there were tigers there. He also said that if they went east, they would find the Subramanya temple, which is called the Subramanyeswar Swamy Temple.

Temple Timing

DayMorning TimeEvening Time
Monday to Sunday5:30 AM to 1:00 PM4:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

Different Types of Pujas at the Temple

At the Mopidevi temple, people do poojas like the Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Pooja, the Rahu Ketu Dosha Pooja, and the Anapathya Dosha Pooja to heal certain health problems like vision problems, ear infections, and skin diseases.

On good days like Magha Shasti, Ashada Shukla Panchami, Naga Panchami, Subrahmanya Sashti, and Nagula Chavithi, people from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and other South Bharatiya States visit the Mopidevi temple.

Rahu-Ketu Pooja Time

Every day from 6 AM to 12 PM, except on special days and events like Bramhotsavam and others, the pooja is done.

The pooja should take place at the Temple during these times. Tickets can be bought ahead of time at the Temple because you can’t do it online.

Kalyanam Pooja

The Nitya Kalyanam pooja begins at 11 AM and goes on until 12 PM. Every day, this takes place.

Tickets for the Kalyanam pooja can be bought at the Temple. There is no way to book online ahead of time.

Daily Pujas

Prior booking is required for the following special Poojas at the Temple.

  1. Mahanyasa Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam
  2. Abhishekam Near Abhisheka Mandapam
  3. Ashtottara Shatanamavalli
  4. Uyala (cradle)
  5. Namakaranam
  6. Sahasra namarchana
  7. Unjal seva
  8. Naga shila Pratista pooja
  9. Srava Dosha Niavarana
  10. Santhi kalyanam

Festivals at Sri Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Temple

  • Ashtotharam on Every Month of Kirthika Star
  • Brahmotsavams
  • Maha Sivaratri
  • Ugadi
  • Ashada Kruthika (Adi Kruthika in Ashada Masam)
  • Nagula Chaviti
  • Laksha Bilvarchana in Karteekamasam
  • Vinayaka Chavithi
  • Vijaya Dasami
  • Jwala Thoranam
  • Sri Subrahmanya Sashti


  • Men must wear a shirt and trousers, a dhoti, or pyjamas with the upper cloth.
  • Women should wear a saree, a half-saree with a blouse, or a churidar with a pyjama and an upper cloth.
  • You can’t wear shorts, miniskirts, middies, sleeveless tops, jeans with a low waist, or T-shirts that are too short.

Local Culture

In the countryside, the culture of Krishna district is mostly traditional, while in Vijayawada, it is only a little bit modern. It is also known as the place where kuchipudi, an Indian classical dance, was born. The Telugu dialect spoken in Krishna is widely thought to be the standard form of Telugu.

How to Reach Subramanya Swamy Temple

By Air

The Mopidevi Temple is about 63.8 kilometres away from the Vijayawada International Airport at Gannavaram.

By Train

The closest train station to the Mopidevi temple is the Repalle Railway Station, which is 12 kilometres away. Devotees can get off at this station. There are also shared autos that go straight from the Repalle Railway Station to the Mopidevi temple. The trip takes about 30 minutes.

The Mopidevi temple is 68 km away from the Vijayawada Railway Junction.

By Road

The Mopidevi temple is on the national highway between Vijayawada and Avanigadda.

From Avanigadda to Vijayawada, there are several bus routes. For devotees, the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation runs special bus routes. Mopidevi is where the buses stop, and this is where pilgrims can get off. The bus station in Repalle is only 12 km away from the temple.

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